Visit the henhouse, moonrise alpacas, sheepdogs and see the process of transforming wool into yarn in a special hands-on exhibit. Walk in the new public Butterfly & Pollinator Education Garden where over 750 Monarch Butterflies will be hand raised and released for southern migration. Farm tours will introduce visitors to the real-life storybook characters of children's book series Sweet Pea & Friends by the farmer/author/illustrators John and Jennifer Churchman.
Moonrise Farm's portion of ticket sales will support their new Regenerative Farming Project.
Their plan involves creating ten (10) actively producing garden plots, where the carbon capture is measured based on a variety of gardening practices. Some will be vegetable gardens, expanding the wildflower gardens for the pollinator habitat, others for exploring soil enhancements through green cover crops. These gardens would be educational and would show how even a home gardener with a small vegetable garden or flower bed can contribute to the carbon capture that will help turn the tide on global warming. Also, as a result of this project, they will be demonstrating through community gardens on their property, workshops and tours how it can be done by moving our whole farm and surrounding woodland to a regenerative, organic and sustainable, carbon capture property.
Here are some notes about weather:
-Bring your rain gear- why not be prepared?
-If there is thunder at any point during the event, we will make an announcement and ask folks to go to their cars until the storm passes and then we will continue on.
-If it rains earlier in the day, the lawn you are sitting on may be damp.