Farm Tour – ARTFARM

July 20th, 2006


Join us on Saturday, July 22nd from 10 am to 3 pm for the 17th Annual Farm Tour and Harvest Sale.

ARTFARM is a multimedia celebration of arts in nature for people of all ages- music, dance, puppetry, visual arts, environmental sculpture/installations and more organized by Mary Ann Ross and Ric Wagner of Concerts In The Country.

Additionally, the University of Marylands Solar Decathlon Team will be on hand to answer questions about our Solar House and the upcoming 2007 Solar Decathlon sponsored by DOE.

We will be selling in-season vegetables from our garden. Board members, staff and volunteers will be answering questions about our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, our service learning activities and our employment program for adults with developmental disabilities. We are also excited about our construction project which is currently in the permitting phase. Our new straw bale building will use far less energy to heat and cool the building than your average home or office being built today.

There are 12 other farms on the tour that you can visit too. For more info on the County Wide tour- where there is a brochure with descriptions and location maps for each of the farms on the tour.

Please leave your companion animals at home unless you have a certified therapy dog.

DIRECTIONS to Red Wiggler at Ovid Hazen Wells Park

2 Comments on “Farm Tour – ARTFARM

  1. I made the yummiest kohlrabi dish last night and wanted to share. Katherine who works with me and picked up our veggies while we were away gave me this basic recipe:

    1. Peel it.
    2. Cube it.
    3. Boil it for 10-15 minutes.
    4. Fry on stove with lid on pan in 3 tablespoons of margarine or so until edible.

    I thought it was funny how she said “until edible” as if merely edible is the very best you can expect! She didn’t mean it that way.

    I’m not a big fan of margarine so I used olive oil instead and pan fried it like you would potatoes – like my husband taught me!

    I should have sautéed onions and garlic first but I didn’t have any onions and didn’t think of the garlic until it was too late. So after the kohlrabi was lightly browned, I added spices: garlic powder (shameful), paprika, salt and pepper.

    So easy and so good!


  2. How cool that the UMD Solar Decathlon team will be coming out for the Farm Tour! I was so proud for them when I toured the house during the competition last fall, and am equally proud of Red Wiggler for putting this house into real-life use.

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