Harvest Fair 2012
Festival de la Cosecha • Festival da Colheita • Festival de Moisson
Held on October 6th, 1-4pm
Over a hundred children and adults celebrated a wonderful fall afternoon of activities!
Our Children in Nature Initiative held scavenger hunts appropriate for all ages (even non-readers), nature craft activities and bird face painting. Pumpkin decorating was popular. The annual guessing games, estimating how many seeds were in a hot pepper a cherry tomato or cucumber, had some surprise winners!
A duo from the band ANIMAL FARM entertained with their lively performance entertainment. They also supplied musical energy for the butter dance.
Kagen Weeks from Hives at Home was on hand with sample honey and his wealth of bee information, even giving the Mayor a tour of the hives on site. The bees have been busy harvesting pollen all season. Most of the honey produced by the Growing Center bees this year was left as food to support the hive through the winter. Thanks also to Khrysti Smyth, the Chickness, of Yardbirds Backyard Chickens, who brought three of her hens for a visit.
Harvest refreshments included apples from Nicewiecz Farms, bread from When Pigs Fly, and chips from Cantina Mexicana. Volunteers for the day were from People Making a Difference, the Somerville High School and the Friends of the Community Growing Center.