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Wild Edible, Medicinal & Poisonous Plants

Do you know which wild plant has sap containing salicylic acid (aspirin) or why apple seeds contain a touch of cyanide? Would you like to learn which native plants exude sap that can cure warts, or treat poison ivy? Join Michael Caduto, author of the Keepers of the Earth series, for this 1 ½ hour walk. Fee: $15 adults, $5 under 15. For more information or to register contact: director@morrillhomestead.org  Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Photo & Video Story Camp

This one-week photo and video camp will be led by World Story Exchange teachers, Lindsay and Scott McClure Miller. Campers ages 12 to 16 will create photographs and documentary stories from start-to-finish using a variety of media tools and technology while exploring the history of the Justin Morrill State Historic Site and the village of Strafford. The camp day runs from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Fee: $150 for the week. Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Gallery in the Garden: Silent Auction of Morrill Minis & Art Show Opening

The annual Gallery in the Garden art show opening and silent auction is a highlight of the Upper Valley art season. This year’s show features works created in an array of styles by fine artists from the Strafford community, the Upper Valley, and beyond. Fifteen artists present their unique perspectives on the theme Farms & Barns, Roads & Rivers in ways that are moving, playful, profound, and inspiring. Featured artists are Matt and Jennifer Brown. Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Gardens for Our Bees and Other Pollinators

This presentation for gardeners includes honeybee history, current threats to pollinator populations, benefits of honeybees in your garden, and best choices for pollinator foraging. We will discuss chemical vs. natural weed & pest control. Questions encouraged! Presentation by Sheri Englert of Vermont Beekeeping Supply. Admission fee: $5  Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Fiber-Dyeing Using Natural Materials

An educational and engaging hands-on workshop with Justin Squizzero from the Burroughs Garret in Newbury, Vermont. Justin creates handspun, naturally-dyed, hand-woven textiles using methods and equipment from the 18th and 19th century. Participants will learn the basics of natural dyeing using plants, minerals, and insects and will take home samples of dyed textiles. Workshop fee: $15.00

For more information or to register contact: director@morrillhomestead.org  Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

19th Century Apple & Cheese Harvest Festival

A Vermont Chamber of Commerce “Top 10 Fall Event!” Make your own cider in an antique press, taste heirloom apples, fine artisan Vermont Cheeses, Vermont ice cream. Enjoy a lunch of homemade chili and apple pie. Soak in the beauty of autumn at Morrill’s remarkable Gothic Revival-style farmstead. Hear live music, play period games and meet farm animals. For more information contact: director@morrillhomestead.org.

Cost: $10 ADULT, $5 UNDER 15 (INCLUDES LUNCH)

Fiddleheads, Lamb’s Quarters, Nettles & Nuts: Wild Edible, Medicinal & Poisonous Plants

Do you know which wild plant has sap containing salicylic acid (aspirin) or why apple seeds contain a touch of cyanide? Would you like to learn which native plants exude sap that can cure warts, or treat poison ivy? Join Michael Caduto, author of the Keepers of the Earth series for this 1 ½ hour walk. For more information or to register contact: director@morrillhomestead.org.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Cost: Adults - $15.00  
        Under 15 - $5.00             

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