Where: Rieth Village Site | When: Friday, April 15, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This drop-in event is part community potluck, part farm tour, part sustainable farming meet-up. Come join us if you like good food and foodies. Join us if you’d like to learn more about volunteering at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm. Come if you’re curious about the Agroecology Summer Intensive. (People of all ages can join our nine-week undergraduate program and earn a certificate instead of college credit. And certainly come if your idea of talking shop includes topics like cover crops.
This year the evening will conclude with a showing of the documentary, Fencerows to Foodsheds. The film features two communities working to rebuild local food systems: Elkhart County and Batesville, Ind. The film is dedicated to the late Dale Hess who began Merry Lea’s agroecology program. He was interviewed for the film a few months before he died. The Elkhart County segment also features Natasha Weisenbeck who spent a summer working on the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm and is now coordinating Seed to Feed, an initiative of Church Community Services that addresses food insecurity in Elkhart County.
No charge, but bring a potluck dish to share. Supper is at 6 p.m.; movie at 7 p.m.