Wed, Sep 13|
Learn about the story of this seed and then help us harvest the amaranth!
Time & Location
Sep 13, 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Fairview, Fairview, NC 28730, USA
About the Event
We are delighted to harvest amaranth together just before bringing in the new year on Rosh Hashana!
Amaranth is a diverse genus, with varieties grown for grain, leaves, and ornamental flowers. It was first cultivated by Maya, Inca, and Aztec ancestors, and today is grown by dozens of cultures on all six farmable continents.
Join us in the field. We'll learn about the story of our amaranth, cut down seed heads, and then seporate and winnow the seeds. Feel free to come at any point between 1:30 and 7pm. Below is a schedule for your reference.
1:30-2:00 The story of the amaranth.
You can learn more about this international amaranth project here: https://gardensedge.org/portfolio-items/seed-travels/
All ages are welcome. This includes families, folks of diverse abilities, and any religious background. There will be tasks for many ages and abilities and all are welcome to sit and listen or walk around the field.
Dress for the weather! Bring water, sun and rain protection, good shoes, clothes to get dirty in, layers in case it gets cold, and any snacks you might need. We will provide water, as well as serving dinner at 6pm.
Accessibility: There are flat, unpaved, wide walkways in the field. We will provide folding chairs and set up a tarp for shade. If you have a chair that works best for you, please feel free to bring it. A composting toilet for your use is located in the field. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with accessibility requests and questions.
Dinner: We will serve a dinner of grits, beans, amaranth greens, and roasted sqaush all grown at Yesod. Dinner will be vegan and GF ingredients. Food will be served by Yesod staff, who will be masked. We are cooking out of a home kitchen. Please indicate on your registration form if you have additional allergies, or any questions about the food.
COVID: Please stay home if you are not feeling well or if you have been exposed to someone with symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID in the past 10 days. We ask that everyone brings their own mask. We will also have surgical masks available.
Individuals can choose how close/distanced they sit from others during all portions of the event. We expect folks to want to sit close to one another while processing seeds as this is a social activity with limited shade.
Weather: This event is outdoors. In case of severe weather, we may cancel. You will receive an email by 10am the morning of the event.
You will receive our address upon registration.
This is a free event. Your donation will help cover the costs for this event and support Yesod Farm + Kitchen. Thank you for supporting this project!Pay what you want+Service fee