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Alumni, AU staff involved in annual ‘From the Earth’ event
7/09/14

AU alumni, neighbors, and friends invite you to join them as they celebrate their connections to nature in the hills around Alfred during the annual “From the Earth” event, Saturday, July 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

“From the Earth” is a free event that celebrates connection to the land in meaningful, creative, informative, and sustainable ways. Be inspired and learn from how-to gardening talks, demonstrations on stone wall building, woodworking, timber framing, soap making, natural dye-making, and a hands-on clay bowl-making workshop. Visit an organic dairy farm, join a guided bird walk, and enjoy a rewarding and memorable day! Children’s activities included.  Each location (except for Foster Lake) will be open all day and will have several presentations.  New additions each year!

Eight locations:

Betsy Brooks, Foster Lake, 5471 Lake Road, Alfred, “Early bird” bird walk at 8 a.m. (not open all day)

 

New Country Flowers, 2179 Baker Road, Andover, open all day - greenhouse, butterfly garden, free plants while supplies last

 

Mary Lu Wells AU ’78, 4981 Mc Andrews Road, Alfred, open all day - vegetable and flower gardens

9:30-10:15 a.m. “Half a Century of Garden Know-How” talk by Mary Lu Wells

Linda Huey ’93 and David Dronsick, 1530 Randolph Road, Alfred, open all day - gardens and pottery display in sugar shed

10:30-11:15 a.m. “How to Pollinate a Flower” talk by Cheryld Emmons, AU professor of biology

11:30 a.m.-12:15 “Make your own Fossil Bowl” clay workshop with Linda Huey

2-5 p.m. “Wheel Throwing Demonstration” by Tara Snyder ’11

Sunny Cove Farm, 1444 Randolph Road, Alfred, open all day - organic dairy farm, children’s activities

12:30 – 1:15 p.m. “How to Improve Clay Soil” talk by Sasha Khodorkovskaya

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. “Soap Making Demonstration” by Meghan Snyder

2:45 -3:30 p.m. “Hard Wheat Bread Making Demonstration” by Dotty Snyder

 

MacCrea Family Farm, 1664 Waterwells Road, Alfred, open all day - gardens, dye-making demonstrations bringing color to woolen yarns and fleece throughout the day by Debbie MacCrea, AU costume shop manager, Performing Arts, and Carol Wood ’91; woodworking demonstrations by Sean Hyland, Luke Voytas ’13, and Alec MacCrea

3-3:45 p.m. “Goat Milking and Cheese Making” demonstration by Kim MacCrea ’08, counselor, AU Counseling and Wellness Center

 

The Rogue Carrot, 14 1/2 West University Street, Alfred, natural groceries. Stop in to pick up a bite to eat. Open from 11a.m-5 p.m.       

Quest Farm, 7142 Route.21, Almond, Reynolds Family, open all day - organic produce, gardens

11-11:45 a.m. “Compost Basics” talk by Quentin Castle

4-4:45 p.m. “How to Build a Stone Wall” with Scotty MacCrea

Flyers with map may be obtained at:

Tinkertown Hardware, 833 Route 244, Alfred Station

Quest Farm, 7142 Route 21, Almond

New Country Flowers, 2179 Baker Road, Andover

Public information:

607.587.9282, Snyder Farm

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