Food Tasting, Film Screening, NOFA Workshop, Farmer Panel
Join us for a great afternoon and evening at Friends Academy and learn more about the future of agriculture in the US. Participants have the option to register for the afternoon (1-5 pm), the evening (5-8 pm), or both!
The afternoon portion is a NOFA workshop with Friends Academy teacher Steve Walach on "Season Extension in the Bio-Intensive Garden." Mr. Walach will discuss high yields in small spaces and give focus to garden-scale season extension methods through frosty days. Participants will tour the garden and participate in setting up simple low-tunnel greenhouses. *FA families interested in this portion of the day should contact Steve Walach directly to reserve a spot.
The evening portion will feature a local food tasting catered by Chef Aaron DeRego of The Back Eddy, followed by a screening of FA parent Graham Meriwether’s documentary 'Farmers for America', and ending with a panel consisting of local agricultural entrepreneurs. Children are welcome to attend. Registration for this portion is separate from the afternoon session. Advance registration is required, and can be completed here:
1:00-5:00pm - NOFA Workshop
5:00 pm – Local Food Tasting on the Farmhouse Field
6:00 pm – Screening of Farmers for America, About the film: WHO WILL FEED US? The average age of the U.S. farmer is 60. Half of America’s farmland is going to change hands in the next 12 years. 20% of our food is imported. This is the story of young people who are stepping up. Directed by Graham Meriwether (American Meat). www.leaveitbetter.com
7:15 pm – Panel moderated by filmmaker Graham Meriwether
Panel including: Elizabeth Frary of Copicut Farms in Dartmouth, MA, Jordan Goldsmith ’04 of Moonrose Farm in Cranston, RI, Sarah Cogswell and Kate Levin of Cluck and Trowel in Westport, MA
$10 entry fee per person OR $20 entry fee for a family
Children under 5 are free.
Event sponsored by NOFA, the Northeast Organic Farming Association, Friends Academy, and Farmers for America
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