We are 1 week away from our first Farm Day of the season!
Bill is still busy working on making more seating for those who are coming to hear our main speaker – Dr. John Ikerd. We are so looking forward to hearing what he has to say and sharing his knowledge on sustainability in agriculture.
In addition to our main speaker – Dr. John Ikerd (http://www.johnikerd.com) – we will also be joined by Ed Bell from Belfry Bees. He will bring a display hive and information on how we can protect bees. He will also have some honey! You can find more info. on him and his bees @ BelfryBees.com
We will also have a presentation on composting. Renee is a Master Gardener and has offered to share her knowledge.
We have MANY requests from customers wishing to tour our farm and see our chickens, Suri Alpacas, sheep and gardens. We don’t usually have time to stop our work during the busy growing season so now is your chance to see all of the above, ask any questions you may have AND learn from those who have been so kind as to offer their time.
Our Farm Day will run from 10 am until 2 pm with John speaking at noon. John has a long ride home and will be staying for a short time after he has finished speaking to answer questions. If you would like to speak to him, please plan to come well before noon so he can be on his way home in a timely manner.
In order to cover travel expenses for John who will be traveling from his home in Iowa to join us, we will be asking for a $5.00 donation from each adult who attends our Farm Day. John has offered to stay with us overnight rather than in a hotel in order to reduce his expenses and leave more for the charity. ALL donations above John’s expenses will be donated to the tornado relief fund through the Rockford branch of the Salvation Army.