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April at Baton Roots: Figs, Fiber Arts and More!

Updated: Apr 4

Join Baton Roots at one of the upcoming events at the farm: 

  • April 6th, 2024 10 am- 12 pm: Sow Good Saturday 

  • April 20th, 2024 9 am - 12 pm: Earth Day at Baton Roots


Sow Good Saturday (April 6th) 

On Saturday, April 6th, Baton Roots Community Farm will host a morning of movement, local food, and agroforestry education! 


This month’s Sow Good Saturday will feature Justin Duncan of the National Center for Appropriate Technologies will join us for a demonstration on caring for fig trees. Afterwards, Zelena of 842 Yoga will lead an invigorating yoga session, and Staci Mitchell working with the American Heart Association will be sharing farm-fresh food and recipes that feature radishes, turnips, and kale. Attendees can take home farm fresh produce and herb seedlings, and one lucky raffle winner will take home a fig tree courtesy of Baton Roots! 


Justin Duncan of NCAT. Image Courtesy of NCAT (https://attra.ncat.org/topics/urban-agriculture/)

Sow Good Saturday takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 10 am-12 pm at the Baton Roots Community Farm at BREC’s Howell Park (5509 Winbourne Avenue). The event includes a free all-levels yoga class, cooking demonstration and farm-fresh tastings provided by the American Heart Association, and agroforestry education provided by Baton Roots staff and partners. Sow Good Saturday is intended to nourish whole people and whole communities. 


Click here to register for future events and stay up-to-date on all things Baton Roots! 



Earth Day (April 20th) 

Join us at Baton Roots Community Farm this Earth Day for a celebration that promises to inspire, educate, and unite our community in the spirit of sustainability. Together, we can cultivate a brighter future for generations to come. Mark your calendars and be a part of this transformative event. Together, let's make every day Earth Day!




Event Details:

  • Date: April 20th, 2024

  • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Location: Baton Roots Community Farm, BREC’s Howell Park [5509 Winbourne Avenue]

  • Admission: Free for all ages


Activities:

  • Farm Tours: Get a firsthand look at how our urban farm operates. Learn about our sustainable farming practices and composting techniques.

  • Hands-On Workshops: Engage in interactive workshops led by our knowledgeable team members. This Earth Day, we are lucky enough to be joined by eco-conscious artists who will teach workshops on harvesting and building pottery with wild clay as well as upcycling fiber totes. 

  • Farm-to-Table Food: Savor delicious, farm-fresh food prepared by our partners at the American Heart Association and Village Cofe. Indulge in seasonal delights sourced directly from Baton Roots. 

  • Community Service: Join The Walls Project as we tend to the farm and our neighborhood leaving a brighter, greener space! 


Why Attend?

  • Educational Opportunities: Learn practical tips and strategies for living a more sustainable lifestyle.

  • Community Engagement: Connect with fellow eco-conscious individuals and organizations passionate about environmental conservation.

  • Support Local Agriculture: Discover the benefits of supporting urban farming initiatives and local food systems.

  • Celebrate Earth Day: Honor the significance of Earth Day by taking meaningful action to protect and preserve our planet.


For more information and updates, register here or follow us on social media @batonroots. We look forward to seeing you there!

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