June 9: Restoration Farm Outing

Project Stewardship participants will embark on an outing to Restoration Farm which was founded in 2007 by husband and wife team Daniel Holmes and Caroline Fanning. The seven-acre organic farm is leased from Nassau County at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a living history museum that recreates 19th century life on Long Island. Fresh vegetables, berries, flowers, and herbs are available to the public through a CSA (community supported agriculture) membership and a weekly farm stand during the growing season.

Since it rained on May 12th (the date we were scheduled for Restoration Farm’s Mother’s Day Plant Sale and Farm Tour), we are going on our rainate, Saturday, June 9th. We will spend time walking the grounds of the farm beginning at the “Tin House” – CSA distribution area near the herb and flower gardens, then taking the trail passing the vegetable fields to the apple orchard. We will see the berry patches and proceed on to visit the farm animals at the original Powell Farm (circa mid-1700’s). Bring some money in case you would like to purchase something at the farm stand. In addition to veggies, honey and jam is usually available.

We will participate in the medicinal herb walk from 1-2pm with Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN, AHG, AHN-BC ($25 fee)!

Participants can enjoy time at this local farm. Artists in the group can bring drawing pads or cameras to capture this beautiful nature setting and historic farm. Writers, can feel free to write about their experiences…  All of which we will use towards Project Stewardship – Reflections 2018… Feel free to bring water, light lunch or snack.

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