Our friends at Slow Food Seacoast will be holding their annual Down on the Farm Picnic this Sunday, August 1. This year’s theme is “Weeds & Seeds! A Celebration of Summer’s Bounty”, and will be hosted by a local farm featuring the use of permaculture principles. A full afternoon of activities promises fun for all!
Down on the Farm Picnic, Sunday, August 1
Slow Food Seacoast will again be celebrating local agriculture with our annual farm picnic. This year we will be hosted by the Rowell Family at Dalton’s Pasture, their sustainable and ecological farm in Nottingham, NH. The Rowells apply permaculture principles to their homestead and will be sharing some of their practices with us.
When: Sunday, August 1, Noon – 3:00 p.m.
Where: The Rowell Family Homestead at Dalton’s Pasture, 156 Stevens Hill Road in Nottingham, NH
What: A potluck lunch followed by talks, tours and activities for all ages
This year’s picnic offers a different farming perspective from the previous 3 years where we were hosted by small scale market farms in the Seacoast. Dalton’s Pasture is a homestead on which one family has worked to create a living space that is self-relient, low impact and ecologically connected to the natural world. By working within nature’s cycles, planting a highly diverse landscape and simplifying their lifestyle, the Rowell’s have been successful at producing most of their own food and generating very little waste. Come check it out and learn how you can apply some of their practices to your own home.
The afternoon will feature:
• A delicious potluck meal of local foods (12:30 – 1:30)
• An in depth tour of the homestead given by Lauren Chase- Rowell (1:30)
• Wild edible walk with John Forti (2:30)
• Raising your own chickens using the tractor method (2:30)
• Traditional bean hole demonstration (12:00)
• Information tables from numerous local partner organizations(All Afternoon)
• Lots of fun, hands-on activities for kids
• Meet visiting scholar Rami Zuray, founder of Slow Food Beruit and author of “Akkar to ‘Amel: Lebanon’s Slow Food Trail”
For more information and directions, please visit Slow Food Seacoast >