Earth Day Farm Stay: Exploring the whole farm ecosystem
April 21 4:00 pm - April 23 2:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day with us by taking a deeper look at the whole farm ecosystem beyond our vegetable gardens. We’ll be joined by a terrific line up of guest teachers who will help us understand the interconnectedness of the garden with our native meadows, pollinators, orchard and woodlands. These engaging teachers will also help guests identify ways to create healthy ecosystems for flora and fauna in your own back yards.
Michelle Alfandari, Homegrown National Park
Michelle cofounded Homegrown National Park renowned ecologist Douglas Tallamy (Bringing Nature Home, Nature’s Best Hope) with the mission to regenerate biodiversity at the grass roots level. Michelle will join us Friday evening to kick off this special weekend by sharing the work of Homegrown National Park and highlighting what we all can do to contribute to this timely, urgent mission.
Michael Nadeau, Native Grass and Wildflower Meadows
Mike is one of the leading authorities in the field of sustainable organic and ethical land care strategies in the US and co-founder of the NOFA Organic Land Care Program. He is a published writer on subjects including ecological, sustainable, and organic land-care topics. Come see how Mike led the efforts to transition a fallow pasture into a native grass and wildflower meadow while using only organic methods and materials.
Dan Watkins, Beeworks LLC.
Dan’s work blends hand-crafted hives and modern beekeeping techniques to replicate the natural systems for thriving pollinators and honey production. Dan will introduce guests to the hives at Husky Meadows and demonstrate how his apiaries work in symbiosis with the surrounding ecosystems.
Page Dickey, Author and Gardener
Author of books such as Uprooted and Embroidered Ground, Page has a rich experience with both classical horticulture and a deep understanding of the interdependent nature of native plants and pollinators. Page will share how these elements can compliment each other in the home landscape and gardens.
Also included in this fabulous weekend are a behind the scenes visit to our organic garden with Farmer Brett Ellis, exploring our ramp nursery with Rana Justice and a Saturday evening Wild and Cultivated Cooking Class with Culinary Director Tracy Hayhurst.
As always our farm stays are inclusive of all lodging, meals, beverages and programming throughout the weekend.