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Just Roots Community Potluck

October 15, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Come on out to the farm on Saturday, October 15th to celebrate the season with the Just Roots and fellow CSA members, Community Gardeners, workshop participants, supporters, neighbors and friends!  There will be workshops, an art activity, a farm project for those feeling the desire to put their hands to use and, most importantly, a collaborative potluck feast.  Come for an hour, the entire afternoon, to eat, to learn. Whatever your motives, we hope to share an afternoon with you. Details below, see you on the farm!

To bring:

  • A dish to share
  • Dishware to minimize waste (not required, we’ll have some!)
  • Warm clothes
  • The desire to get to know your neighbors!
  • An instrument for impromptu music making by the campfire!
  • A dog on a leash

To leave at home:

  • A dog not on a leash
  • High heels
  • A dislike of the outdoors


11am-12pm – Beekeeping Workshop
Explore the beehives here on the farm with beekeeper Daniel Berry.  Get a close-up look at the inner workings of the hives and what kinds of activities are happening inside at this time of the year. 

12pm – Potluck begins!! 
We’ll have some steaming pots of Just Soup and a few sides prepared. Looking forward to celebrating the harvest season with everyone’s contributions to the feast.

1-2pm –  People’s Medicine Project Workshop
Dig up some medicinal roots, tour these medicinal herb gardens and about growing an herb garden that supports your health

2-2:40pm – Tour the Just Roots Community Garden
Celebrate the phenomenal work of this year’s gardeners and have time for Q&A about garden participation.

2:30-3pm:  Raising Pigs Workshop
Our in-house pig expert and Executive Director, Jessica Van Steensburg, will show off the pigs here at Just Roots and discuss the work of breeding and raising heritage breed pigs.

3-4pm:  Birding Workshop
Explore the amazingly diverse birdlife that calls Just Roots home with expert birder Josh Rose.  In a walk we did earlier this season with Josh, we identified over 40 species!  

Food sharing, Campfire (for warmth and song!), Rock Love art project (appropriate for ALL ages!), farm work (could get your pants and hands dirty – you’ve been warned!)


October 15, 2016
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Just Roots/ Greenfield Community Farm
34 Glenbrook Drive
Greenfield, MA 01301 United States