Some up-coming community events
, Bicentennial Pond Universal Access Trail Opening & Guided Hike in Mansfield. Learn more here
April 22, Wood Works Fair, 10-4:00 at the Whitewater Park, 28 Bridge St in Willimantic. This event highlights the importance of our forests and local wood-working artisans. Activities for kids, blight resistant chestnuts for sale, a few food trucks… Our friend Faith Kenton is organizing this event on behalf of the 325 Trees/Shrubs Project, whose goal is to plant 325 native woodies in honor of Windham’s 325th anniversary. This is the first year for this event, it’d be nice to support it! If you can’t go but would like to get some chestnut trees, you can contact Faith directly at 860-456-0817. Trees are in 2 gallon pots (I think!), $40 each. You’d need at least two for cross-pollination.
May 3, Community Dinner hosted by Mansfield Public Schools Food Service. 5:30 – 7:00 at the Middle School. Learn more here. The third of the school year, these events just keep getting better. (We won’t be at this one, kid obligations.)
May 19, Beltane Farm in Lebanon is hosting a Spring Festival. Learn morehere. If you’ve never been out to their farm to meet the goats and sample cheeses, this is a good opportunity!
And a potential workshop at our farm…?
For a few years, Bryan and I have thought about offering a tomato growing workshop. A few hours on a weekend day, end of May or early June depending on weather. We’d go over the how’s and why’s of planting, pruning, supporting, diseases, varieties, and seed saving if there’s interest. Participants would go home with a few of our plants. Interested? Let me know!