On March 19st, newly renamed, Farm Discovery at will host the 7th annual Sheep to Shawl Fair at Live Earth Farm. Local organizations, businesses and experts will provide hands-on demonstrations of every part of the process of making wool into clothing and art. Spin, Dye, Card, Felt, Knit, Crochet and Weave your way to a good time learning on the farm for the entire family!
Watsonville, CA, February 10, 2016 – On March 19th, 2016, 10 am to 2pm at 1275 Green Valley Road in Watsonville, Farm Discovery’s Sheep to Shawl Fair, will feature hands-on stations where guests can practice the entire progression of processing wool. The event will take place in and around the renovated turn of the century redwood barn rain or shine. Local artisans will display and sell hand made goods from gloves to rugs. The Banana Slug String Band will play a set to delight the youngest and oldest nature lovers alike.
The Sheep to Shawl Fair is one of three annual, on farm events open to the public; all of which aim to further their mission of growing healthy relationships through food, farming and nature. At the Sheep to Shawl Fair children and adults will delight in interacting with our sheep and shearer, dying yarn, making drop spindles, trying knitting and crocheting, and washing and combing yarn, all with expert help and child friendly tools. This year for the first time other businesses and organizations like the Agricultural History project, 4-H, Food for Change, and Santa Cruz Montessori will host the hands-on activity stations. Happy Girl Kitchen Company will provide a delicious lunch from their VW bus, and Live Earth Farm will debut their new weekly Farm Stand. The help of both skilled and unskilled volunteers is welcome.
Farm Discovery is a farm-based education non-profit organization at Live Earth Farm in Watsonville, California. Farm Discovery makes seed to mouth, farm to fork, and child to community connections through a variety of hands-on educational programs serving the youth of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Monterey counties and beyond. A special emphasis is placed on reaching low-income community members to bolster individual, community and environmental health. We welcome volunteers in a number of different capacities. Please get in touch!
Jessica Ridgeway, Director
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