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From the Earth

From the Earth
2010 third annual! Be inspired by flower and vegetable gardens, tour an organic dairy farm, visit pottery and woodworking studios, see craft demonstrations, buy a perennial plant, take a guided bird walk, enjoy a woodland garden talk, children’s activities and more...

Saturday, July 31, 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

MacCrea Family Perennial Plant Sale
1664 Waterwells Rd. Debbie MacCrea
Celtic Woodcarvings,
pottery, and other works of art.
Alec MacCrea
Wood carving demonstration throughout the day
Fine Furniture
Sean Hyland
Timber frame building demonstration throughout the day
Children’s Activity
“Paper making using flowers and herbs” with Mary Harris, 1:00 pm
plus other fun attractions for children throughout the day

Linda Huey, AU class of 1993
Gardens – flower and vegetable
1530 Randolph Rd. Pottery Sale in Sugar Shed
Wheel Throwing Demonstration by Tara Quigley throughout the day

Snyder Family Sunny Cove Farm
1444 Randolph Rd. Organic Dairy Farm
Farm tours: one hour each, throughout the day
$5 adults/$3 children/under 5 free
Children’s Activity: Dairy related, with Dottie Snyder, 11:00 am
Farm store: All Certified Organic: raw milk, grass-fed beef, maple syrup, walnuts, and more

Mary Lu Wells Flower and Woodland Gardens
4981 McAndrews Rd. “Butterflies in the Garden” talk, 12:00 pm
“Ferns in the Woods” talk, 3:00 pm

Bird Walk Betsy Brooks at Foster Lake
5471 Lake Rd. 4:00 pm
(property only open during walk)

To go to MacCrea first: From Main Street in the center of Alfred, turn onto Church Street. Follow 1.4 miles out of town. (It changes to West University Street, and then to Waterwells Road). Look for large green house on the right. Maps will be available there for finding the other locations nearby. For information, call 607-587-9877 or go to

From the Earth with a Labor of Love