Hey, hey friends! It's spring planting time. Time to party and celebrate the sunshine, longer days, sprouting of roots and shoots, gardens, farms, friends and family! We had so much fun last year at Four Elements Farm Party and Plant Sale I just had to give you a little heads up that it is happening again this Saturday, the 27th of April. For more information see their event page here, or read on to hear my musings post-party last year!
A week has already zipped by since we spent a sunny afternoon at Four Elements Farm Plant Sale and Farm Party, but I tell ya we are all still talking about the fun that was had. I am such a farm dreamer, and schemer. I've been this way since childhood. Given that I don't currently live on a farm, I feel especially thankful to our local farmers who so generously share their work, and homes, with us in various ways. Almost all year we enjoy u-pick fruits, local farm stands, farmers markets, gleaning opportunities, and to add this Farm Party to the mix is nothing short of fantastic, if you ask me.
There was a good social buzz about the event prior, and a great turn out the day of. I am crazy about getting our community involved locally, and even more crazy about connecting our children to their food. So to see so many friends and neighbors mingling, sharing great ideas, collectively keeping an eye on the children, and soaking in the goodness of our local area, was heart warming.
In preparation for launching the large garden project, (now well underway) Wishing Well Waldorf School, I am enjoying the fun of creating future experiences for the students, such as growing Quinoa to mill and bake with. Four Elements has several varieties, which I am still looking forward to learing more about.
The learning opportunities were plentiful with fun workshops ranging from Kids Worm Discovery (something we are always up to here at home), Biodiesel, Medicinal Weeds, Yoga for the Kids and adults, Crafts for the children.....and the list goes on. Inspiring. Food for thought.
and yummy eats, too.
And now....will you join us for The 3rd Annual Plant Sale and Farm Party this coming Saturday?! I hope so. Can't wait! For more information check out their even page here.