Sat, Sep 10|
The Mountain's Farm Fest
Tour The Mountain's Many Hands Peace Farm to learn about our unique local environment, regenerative agriculture, and celebrate another glorious summer and harvest season.
Time & Location
Sep 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Highlands, 3872 Dillard Rd, Highlands, NC 28741, USA
About the Event
Farm Fest is for all ages, and the outdoor community event includes tours of the MRLC’s Many Hands Peace Farm, which includes poultry, a shiitake patch, hoop house, food forest, garden, apiary, and mountain meadow. The farm fully utilizes organic and regenerative agriculture practices. Learning stations include opportunities to gather additional information about each area of the farm.
In addition, hiking trails enable participants to meander from the farm to the top of Little Scaly for a brief tour of the MRLC’s facilities, including a view of Blue Valley as well as a scenic vista of four states (on a clear day) from the lookout tower. In fact, the annual Farm Fest provides a peek into MRLC’s four ecosystems: mountain meadow, waterway, temperate rain forest, and old-growth forest (one of two in North Carolina of the National Old-Growth Forest Network).
In addition to these explorations, also offered is entertainment, games, face painting, an apple cider press, and garden and foraged foods for sale. Farm items for sale include garden produce, eggs (chicken and duck), as well as herbal teas, mushroom tinctures, and herbal salves.
In addition to being immersed in the farm and natural environment, information will be available about other farm opportunities – school or other group events, farm foraging dinners, mushroom foraging tours, edible and medicinal plant foraging tours, herbal workshops, beekeeping workshops. Involvement with the farm includes volunteer and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as community networking to work together on projects to benefit local and wider communities.
For ages 18 years old and under.$10.00