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Art-Farm news….TC Harvest Festival, OCTOBER 11, 2008,,,with another Pie Social and Rolling Pin Toss!

Garlic growing in May in our Community Garden… about a Garlic and Onion Pie????

AND now, the garlic has been dug and it’s time for our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival! We are planning for a fine, fall afternoon at the Art-Farm Workshop and Community Garden near the Barns–Saturday, OCTOBER 11th, 12 noon until 5 PM—Join us! It’s going to be a great gathering of friends, Village neighbors, farmers, Community-gardeners and your family! What a wonderful gardening and growing season it has been— so, let’s celebrate!
Here are our plans so far: Community Picnic and Harvest Feast(bring your own tableware, blankets and chairs); fantastic Farmers Market; Walking, Talking & Really Good Auction; Pie-Social and Rolling Pin Tossing Contest; the Little a Art-Farm Treasure Hunt; Garden Tours by the Market Garden interns and apprentices; Family art activities; wonderful music-making by our beloved, and talented local musicians; PLUS, Near the Barns Dancing with Helio Conceicao and Alita Townsend of Ondas Cultural Arts Studio….and MORE!

This is a ZERO-Waste event—-EVERYONE packs it in and packs it out—-only compost bins will be provided —learn more about ZERO-waste—-as we practice sustainable ways to care-take our 54-acre Barns property home-place!

The Harvest Festival is being organized by a bunch of good folks and Little Artshram supporters including: Rolling Centuries Farms, Michigan Land Use Institute, SEEDS, The Botanic Gardens of Northwest Michigan, Spireworks, …and others….

Proceeds will go towards: Putting a well down in the Community Gardens, Little Artshram’s Art-Farm and Market-Garden/C.S.A. programs, and the Family portion of the 2008 Great Lakes Bioneers conference!

Lots of ways for you to get involved:

Join any of our Harvest Fest Crews:

Volunteer and help us prepare the week of, or join us the day of the Festival….there are many tasks and roles involved in each HF Crew…contact Sarna…[email protected]

Become a Sponsor of the Harvest Festival, from Stupendous Scare-Crow levels to a Precious Pea-Pod we’ll graciously accept anything you can give….Contact Kristyn…[email protected]

Set up a table of your harvested garden goods at our Farmers’ Market….Contact Diane…[email protected]

Donate an item for our Really Good Auction….last year’s auction was so much fun and really, truly good….Contact Jenny…[email protected]

Bring your favorite, home-made pie and a recipe to share for our Pie-Social, and a rolling pin for our tossing contest….contact Alex and family….[email protected]

Donate pumpkins, squash, and gourds for our Pumpkin Sculpture project…contact Dan…[email protected]

Help us spread the word—-Word of Mouth is a great way to connect local families to this local gathering and CHECK BACK SOON, to download our poster and press releases! For more info: 231-510-3491

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