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Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival

November 15, 2015 , , , , ,

Today we enjoyed the beautiful weather for family fun at the Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival. This wonderful working and teaching farm regularly hosts kids on field trips and in special camps. Kids as young as toddlers come with parents to learn about gardening through educational programs designed for them. Food to eat from the site is always included and is often a hands on part of the kids’ experience. I have been to the garden when kids were in a class. The reaction of the students was unanimously delighted. The environment is perfectly created to make the educational impact young students need to improve diets and maybe even the health practices of the entire family.  Today many families came out to be part of the festivities which were delightfully focused on farming fun.

University of Arizona students on the farm staff were on hand today selling produce, directing traffic, and being helpful and informative.  They were clearly enjoying this day of celebration with the public.  The ratio of very young children to adults was high, and the youngsters were all having a real blast.  Special activities such as popcorn shucking were ongoing during the day  to give families a chance to do some farming/playing with the kids. I believe the farm always does a good job of fulfilling the important educational mission they undertake.  This party went above and beyond the everyday excellence.  Staff and volunteers did an excellent job of planning and executing a wonderful public event.

entrance

entrance

pomegranate

pomegranate

queen's wreath

queen’s wreath

teaching garden

teaching garden

rose with bee

rose with bee

student volunteer

student volunteer

garden

garden

student volunteers

student volunteers

student farmers

student farmers

garden

garden

student farmer

student farmer

popcorn

popcorn

garden activities

garden activities

 

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This looks like so much fun! I love the photos you took

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

November 18, 2015

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