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Judea Garden 10th Season Celebration

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Judea Garden 10th Season Celebration

Begun in response to the recession of 2008, Judea Garden grows organic produce for members of its community with limited means. Unable to help their neighbors financially, residents gathered tools and seeds, dug the soil and grew the food to make sure no one went hungry. Now, over one hundred volunteers and supporters join together each season to grow and distribute fruits and vegetables in a garden filled, not just with plants but with a sense of community and friendship.

Can Washington sustain its remaining working farms?
A Round Table Discussion at Steep Rock Association’s Judea Garden
Sat, Jul 21, 2018, 6:00 PM
@Macricostas Preserve

Steep Rock Association hosts Patrick Horan co-owner of Waldingfield Farm  at its Judea Garden in the Macricostas Preserve, 124 Christian Street, New Preston, CT.

Once, farming was a major economic force in Washington, CT with over 100 dairy farms and products shipped to distant points via the railroad. Now, only a handful of working farms remain in town. Join this farming conversation as farmer Patrick Horan asks, “Can Washington sustain its remaining working farms?” Bring your thoughts and questions as well as food for yourself or to share around the table at this potluck event as we celebrate Judea Garden’s 10th season of growing and giving. The talk will take place rain or shine at Judea Garden, the site of an old Washington farm. Please register below or call the office at (860) 868-9131 Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Registration is helpful, but not required; donations gratefully accepted.

Waldingfield Farm is an example of the changes farming has undergone in Washington.  A dairy farm purchased by the Horan brothers’ great-grandfather at the turn of the 19th century, it is now one of the largest certified organic farms in Connecticut.  Patrick, a NOFA-CT board member, believes that farms are more than just a place to grow food and that there is an important relationship between farms and their communities.

Sunset Pilobolus in the Garden
@Macricostas Preserve
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 6:00 PM
Join us for an intimate dance performance in Judea Garden by Pilobolus.  Mingle with other guests over light refreshments starting at 6, performance begins at 6:30.
Please stay tuned for more details!
For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. We continue to bring this tradition to global audiences through our post-disciplinary collaborations with some of the greatest influencers, thinkers, and creators in the world. Now, in our digitally driven and increasingly mediated landscape, we also reach beyond performance to teach people how to connect through designed live experiences. We bring our decades of expertise telling stories with the human form to show diverse communities, brands, and organizations how to maximize group creativity, solve problems, create surprise, and generate joy through the power of nonverbal communication.

Calendar of Events:

Wed, Jul 25, 2018 5:30 – 7pm Weed & Wine – Sponsored by Hopkins Vineyard
Wed, Aug 1, 2018 5:30 – 7pm Weed & Wine
Wed, Aug 8, 2018 5:30 – 7pm Weed & Wine – Sponsored by Spring Hill Vineyards
Wed, Aug 15, 2018 5:30 – 7pm Weed & Wine
Thu, Aug 16, 2018 6 – 8pm Summer Garden Abundance Talk @ Library
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 3 – 5pm Open Garden
Fri, Sept 14, 2018 5:30 pm Potluck/Round Table w/Alexis Barbalinardo of Back 40 Farm
Sat, Oct 13, 2018 Celebration Cake & Photography Contest Exhibit
Sat, Oct 20, 2018 9am – 12pm Fall Cleanup
Sun, Oct 21, 2018 1 – 4pm Fall Cleanup

Stay tuned for the complete calendar of events, coming soon!