by Forage Farm
Forage will hold the 2nd Annual School’s Out Festival on June 7 from 11 am through 5 pm. The event, a fundraiser for Forage, will be held at Prairie Creek Lodge and Forage Farm. The event will feature interactive opportunities to explore nature, music and art. There will be live bands including Nook and Cranny, Bears and Lions, Michael Claytor. Local organizations will host nature-based activities and crafts for the kids. Humble Pie Pizza, Sweet Dreams Ice Cream, and other local food vendors will be onsite. Bring your bathing suit to enjoy the water fun too!
Forage’s mission is to be a center for educating and inspiring people to value healthy food, land, and community by growing, supporting and sustaining the local food movement. As a small farm nestled on conservation land, Forage seeks to preserve natural habitat in order to maintain the balance that is essential for our long-term sustainability and that of the earth we share. The staff approach the farm from an ecosystem perspective, working to restore topsoil and meadows to create a truly sustainable food web that feeds people’s hearts, minds and bodies as well as wild plants and animals.
As an education center dedicated to fostering respect, critical thinking, and skills to enhance our food system, Forage seeks to help individuals find the connection between people, their food, and the environment. They work to develop programs that help people build a special relationship between the natural world and the food they eat in ways that translate to action.
Last summer, in its first year, the event drew more than 250 people, and was a great success. One attendee said “What a relaxing day. Such great local bands, fun and awesome food…it’s a celebration of what is great about out community!”
Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $8 for kids. Children under 3 get in free. For more information on the event or Forage, visit www.foragefarm.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. D