Join the Les Dames d’Escoffier DC Chapter on Sunday, October 10 as we spend the afternoon at Fields 4 Valor, a small, not-for-profit Community Supported Agriculture farm in Brandywine, MD. Veteran Peter Scott, a trained Chef-Butcher-Cheesemaker, found that farming with a mission brought him peace that was hard to find in other work. For the last 3 years he has been providing fresh farm food to financially stressed Veterans and their families. The farm relies on volunteers to harvest and deliver to those in need; requests for his help have increased, and therefore, his need for some extra volunteer hands has increased too.
We’ll be spending the afternoon at the farm helping to build box frames for bees, rake leaves and prepare the vegetable patch for the spring. Peter will talk to us about how a sustainable farm is created. There will be a bee keeper on hand to introduce us to bee keeping and an environmentalist who will introduce the youngest among us to bugs that help and hinder a farmer.
After some hard work in the field, everyone is invited to gather at the fire pit to roast hotdogs and eat some sweet treats made by Dog Tag Bakery.
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When: Sunday, October 10, 1:30-5:30 p.m.
Where: Fields 4 Valor, 14411 Baden Westwood Road, Brandywine, MD
What to Wear: Sturdy shoes with over the ankle socks, long pants, long sleeve shirt, ball cap
What to Bring: Sun screen, small water bottle, a folding chair or blanket
Optional: gardening gloves, a rake, spade, hoe
Tickets: $17 Members of LDEI; $20 Nonmembers.
Tickets support Fields 4 Valor, and the scholarship and grant programs of Les Dames d’Escoffier-DC
If it rains, the reschedule date will likely be Sunday Oct 24th. If a guest has to cancel, their ticket will be considered a donation.
Kids are free but children over 12 would be most appropriate. No dogs are allowed.
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Sponsored by Green Tables Committee.
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