Come learn about Resilient Roots Community Farm, an intergenerational garden created and maintained by a local Vietnamese community! We will enjoy a tour of the garden, help ready it for winter, and then share a Vietnamese lunch prepared by community members.
During the morning we will join local volunteers in a Fall Workday. While clearing overgrowth and planting cover crops, we will have the opportunity to learn about some of the distinctive fruits, vegetables, and herbs grown at RR, some of which are considered weeds by western gardeners. The garden helps build intercultural connections, promote food justice, and provide opportunities for youth and elder farmers!
Garden gloves and water are helpful but not necessary. Resilient Roots is easily accessible by the NJ Transit 404 bus or by car. Those coming from the city can meet at Broad and Cherry for the 9:35 am bus. Street parking is available for those who wish to drive.
SPINNING AND WEAVING IS THE SUBJECT FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18 WALK IN THE WILD AT OLD PINE FARM
Please join Linda McHugh at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust for our “Walk in the Wild” on Sunday, November 18 at 2 p.m. for a spinning and weaving workshop. Learn how the colonials made their clothes from sheep’s wool, from cleaning, carting and spinning to make yarn for knitting and weaving. Linda will demonstrate carting to get the wool ready and spinning to make the yarn needed for knitting and weaving.
Linda learned how to knit from her grandmother as a child. In college she picked up crocheting. When her daughter wanted to learn how to use a spinning wheel, she gladly went along to the workshop. She continued spinning along with learning how to clean the wool, wash it and cart it. Her other talents include needle felting, weaving, and natural dyes.
Following Linda's talk, we will invite attendees to try weaving sample swatches using peg looms. This ancient style of weaving is fun and can be learned in minutes- it's great for first timers and children.
We will meet at the Willoughby House at the end of Pine Avenue, off Good Intent Road in Blackwood Terrace, or you can put "340 Pine Avenue, Deptford" into your favorite mapping service. Please check our Facebook for changes and directions. Information and questions: Charles White,[masked]. Car pooling recommended. Free and open to all.