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Nuts for the Northeast- Keith Morris presenting at NOFA NH Saturday, January 30, 2016
We’ve been taking some time away from the computer- but now that the days are getting longer, our minds are on spring and all of the great things we have in store!
Nuts for the Northeast
With Keynote by WES JACKSON!!
Rundlett Middle School, 144 South Street, Concord, NH
Medicine Womyn’s Winter Retreat– February 6, 2016 SOLD OUT
In the heart of the winter, we are invited to go deep within and learn different ways to heal and connect with ourselves and our community. Join us for a day of connection, of inspiration, of nourishment, healing and sisterhood. We will be offering many amazing workshops throughout the day – some based on Botanical medicine aka Plant magick: Aromatherapy, Flower Essence and Herbalism…some based on different types of Art; Fiber arts-Weaving/Felting….some based on Movement and Yoga. There will be Kirtan, music and sacred song. There will be herbal teas, healing broths, yummy foods, and nourishment all day long. This amazing space has saunas that we can use, and hot tubs to soak in…
Stay in touch for more info about the Summer Medicine Womyn’s Summer Retreat August 13-14
Pruning the Forest Garden- February 27, 2016 REGISTER NOW
Hands-on in Vermont’s most diverse collection of Fruits, Nuts, Berries, and Vines!
5th Annual Grafting Workshop and Scionwood Exchange- April 2, 2016 REGISTER NOW
Learn how to make more of your favorite apples, plums, peaches, pears, and more- and go home with your own grafted fruit tree!
Our 9th Annual Farm and Wilderness Immersion PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATION COURSE- July 17-29, 2016 REGISTER NOW
An unparalleled learning experience- with the most experienced teaching team in the northeast and beyond!
FRUIT, NUT, BERRIES, VINES, and MEDICINAL HERB PLANT SALE! Pre-orders open now, for pick up beginning April 23.
Thank you for reading and sharing with your friends and networks! Look forward to seeing you.
Keith and Family
Hands on- Fruit and Nut Tree Pruning
A day long exploration of the science and practice of ecological tree crop management for diverse yields.
Willow Crossing Farm
SATURDAY, February 27
10 am – 4 pm
Join VT’s Master Horticulturalist Zach Leonard and Tree Farmer Keith Morris for a day of hands-on practice with fruit and nut tree pruning, in a diverse permaculture forest garden setting. Spend the morning in the large yurt learning the science and ecology of how trees lose limbs and ‘heal’, and explore the deep traditions of how humans beings observe and interact with this phenomenon. We’ll synthesize a variety of pruning ideas, strategies, and techniques to help you develop your own philosophy, understanding, and confidence to go out and work with trees in your landscape in a regenerative and yielding way. After lunch and some hot cider we’ll go outside to explore one of VT’s oldest permaculture designed food forests- a reforestation of old pasture and hayfield in the floodplain of the Lamoille River. We’ll briefly tour ‘Productive Buffers’, wildlife corridors, and stop to work in zones of Plums, Apples, Peaches, Pears, Berries, Vines, Hazelnuts, Walnuts, and more- driven by the group’s interest, and discussing pruning techniques for trees both young and old. We’ll look at and evaluate previous years of pruning decisions and ensuing consequences, and explore some natural tree injuries and healing responses, helping participants to better understand the implications of our pruning decisions over varying periods of time. We’ll finish the day practicing with different tools to cut wood cleanly- with an eye towards maximizing production, fruit quality, ease of future maintenance, and minimizing pest and disease pressure. We’ll also set the stage for top-working, multi-variety grafting, species changes (i.e.. Peaches on Plum roots), and other forms of propagation. In preparation for our April 2 Grafting Workshop and Scionwood Exchange We’ll also prune mature, bearing Hazelnuts and manage black locust, walnut, butternut/ buartnut, pecans, and more for nuts, firewood, high-value lumber, succession, aesthetics, and other long-term aims.
We’ll pass around, demonstrate, and allow you to trial favorite tools, including pruners, saws, pole saws, etc.; speak to their selection and maintenance, and discuss hygienic practices to promote orchard health and reduce cross-contamination.
This workshop kicks off our series for 2016!
Please enter your email in the box on the right hand side of the page, or ‘like’ us on Facebook to get the calendar and details for our other offerings such as: fruit tree grafting (April 2), nursery plant sale, natural beekeeping workshop, nut production, diverse understory planting, spring development for gravity fed irrigation, natural building, compost heat, season extension, earth oven construction, stone masonry, and more. Our Nursery Plant Sale pre-orders are open now, with plat pick ups scheduled to begin April 23.
Our 2016 Permaculture Design Certification Course will be offered July 17- 29, and they are filling quickly. Applications for our Advanced Permaculture Design / Build /Grow / Teach internship, and APDC guided portfolio development will now be accepted on a rolling basis!
Event is $60 suggested donation/ sliding scale, including warm or cold cider during lunch and a round of hard cider tasting (21 and over) afterwards. No one will be refused for lack of funds.
*We are looking for photographers or videographers to help document the event, or create a short educational video.*
Please pre-register, and dress to spend the day outdoors.
We’ll need your email address if you’re planning on coming because the weather will determine where we’ll have people park. Feel free to bring your *clean, sterile, and sharp* pruners and saws.
Zach Leonard is a master horticulturalist and was farm manager of Elmore Roots Nursery for over a decade. He and his family have created High Hopes Farm, a diverse, off-grid homestead, where they preserve heirloom apples, sheep, and more. He runs High Hopes Tree Care, Vermont’s most experienced orchard restoration and maintenance service specializing in Organic Management.
Keith Morris has been collecting and experimenting with rare fruit and nut trees for 20 years, and is professor of ecological design at the University of Vermont. He has worked to help create resilient, diverse, socially just, and economically viable food systems around the world since 1996. Please spread the word to potentially interested friends and networks. Thank you for your support of our work!
Thanks, Keith and Crew Willow Crossing Farm www.willowcrossing.org
You can view some photos from last years event HERE an updated Facebook event should be up ASAP- please share! Thanks.
Please share this with potentially interested friends and networks. Hope to see you!
Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop and 5th Annual Scionwood Exchange
April 2, 10 am – 4 pm
Willow Crossing Farm
Join us for a day of hands-on fruit tree grafting. We’ll begin the day in the classroom understanding the science of grafting, and practice bench-grafting apples, pears, plums, and other stone fruits.
Everyone will have the opportunity to graft their own trees to take home!
After lunch, we’ll go out and tour grafted and ‘multi-grafted’ fruit trees (including peaches grafted onto plums) and ‘top work’ multiple varieties onto pears, apples, plums, and other stone fruit. We’ll discuss some pruning basics, different grafting strategies for ‘fruit salad trees’, healing damaged trees, reworking new varieties, revitalizing old orchards, enhancing cross-pollination, and space considerations. We’ll also look at and evaluate both successful and failed past grafts.
We’ll contextualize our work in briefly telling some history of our farm and touring our incredibly diverse collection of nuts, berries, vines, nitrogen-fixing plants, and regenerative DIY farm infrastructure. We’ll also explore the incredible history of grafting, the range of grafting possibilities, and practice with professional grafting tools which make for more successful grafts by novices and experts alike.
Each attendant will leave with an apple or pear variety of their choosing on semi-dwarf or standard rootstock, or a stone fruit variety of their choosing on native american plum rootstock.
$80 suggested donation sliding scale includes cider and tea, and your own grafted fruit trees to take home. No one will be refused for lack of funds, but everyone must pre-register.
Due to the popularity of this event, you much pre-register. There is a possibility of another event later in March or in April, please send an email to express your interest.
Please RSVP by filling out the registration form and submitting payment via paypal to: Keith@ProspectRock.org, or sending a check to:
‘Prospect Rock Permaculture’
P.O. Box 426
Jeffersonville, VT 05464
We must get your email address from you, as the weather will determine where we park cars. and we will also send you some information about how to best collect scion wood if you want to propagate some favorite fruit trees.
The workshop will be taught by:
Zach Leonard is a master horticulturalist and as been the farm manager of Elmore Roots Nursery for 15 years. He and his family have created High Hopes Farm, a diverse off-grid homestead.
Nicko Rubin is the owner of East Hill Tree Farm, where he has been growing and propagating hardy fruits and nuts in the foothills of the Groton Mountains. He completed the master’s program for sustainable landscape design at the Conway School.
Dave Johnson is a timber framer with a passion for fruit trees. His competence with sharp tools and wood translate readily into many successful grafts and a legacy of multi-grafted old wild apples throughout the hills of Vermont.
Keith Morris has been collecting and experimenting with rare fruits, nuts, and medicinal plants since 1996, and is professor of ecological design at the University of Vermont. He’s slowly built his family’s farm debt-free with sweat-equity and has contributed to creating resilient and diverse food systems on 5 continents.
Willow Crossing Farm
As a reminder- only a few spaces remain for our 9th Annual Prospect Rock Permaculture Design Certification Course, July 17 – July 29, 2016
Our Fruit, Nut, Berry, Vine, and Medicinal Plant Sale pre-orders are open now! Plant pick ups begin April 23 and continue through May 22.
Here are details and pricing from the 2015 sale- most of the varieties below AND MANY MORE will be available for 2016- with pick up starting later April and going through early May. Please ‘follow’ this page and/ or ‘like’ and ‘follow’ our Facebook pages to get updates as more details are announced. If you’re looking for anything in particular- or would like to wholesale plants in quantities of 10 or more of a single variety- please email us right away, and let us know what you’re looking for!
Willow Crossing Farm holds one of the most diverse collection of fruits, nuts, berries, vines, and medicinal herbs- in the northeast. Please stay tuned, as we’ll continue to add varieties and more detailed descriptions to this list. LIMITED QUANTITIES- please reserve your plants ASAP. NUT TREES! We have some of the biggest and most beautiful nut trees we’ve ever had available this spring. BUARTNUTS (Juglans x bixbyi): A hybrid of our native butternut and the heartnut (hence bu-art), offering the hardiness and flavor of butternuts with the prolific nuts and ease of cracking of heartnuts- and resistance to the butternut blight. These are very large trees which have been root pruned in the nursery to create branching healthy root systems. These hybrids exhibit ‘hybrid vigor’ and will grow faster and bear sooner than other walnuts. The first of all of our Juglans plantings to bear here. 5′-6′ tall bare root trees: $45 6’+ tall bare root trees: $55 (already overhead!) Mature trees can also be tapped for syrup. BLACK WALNUTS (Juglans nigra): The most valuable lumber tree in the the northeaster forest, and long-lived producer of delicious nuts. Mature trees can be tapped for syrup, a favorite for silvopasture design. Not recommended near areas where tomatoes or potatoes are grown. 2′-3′ tall bare root trees, $25 HEARTNUTS (Juglans ailantifolia cordiformis): An attractive and valuable nut tree, with easy to crack mild flavored nuts. As seedlings, nuts may vary slightly from the archetypical ‘heart’ shape. 3′-5′ bare root trees, $30
‘COLOSSAL’ CHESTNUT (Castanea x): A disease resistant hybrid of Japanese and European chestnuts which bears abundant crops of sweet nuts. 1′-2′ bare root trees, $15
‘THETA’ FILBERT (Corylus avellana): A recent introduction by Oregon Statue Univerisy, this is a true European Filbert with immunity to the Eastern Filbert Blight. Flavorful, medium sized nuts. $30 tall trees in gallon pots.
ORCAS: Discovered on Orcas Island, Washington, this excellent, disease-resistant variety produces good crops of very large and attractive, carmine blushed, yellow pears with smooth, sweet,buttery flesh. Excellent for fresh eating, canning and drying, Orcas is very reliable and productive and ripens in early to mid-September. These beautiful and tasty Pears can weigh of 1 lb. each! 5/8″ caliper trunk diameter bare root tree, $30
NIJISEIKI ASIAN PEAR: One of the most popular Asian Pears, Nijiseiki is a large, crisp, juicy and flavorful, yellowish-green variety. The fruit often found in markets in mesh bags, Nijiseiki ripens in late August into September. 5/8″ caliper trunk diameter bare root tree, $30
KRISTIN COLT: Developed in Geneva, NY- Kristin is hardier than most Sweet Cherries, and has withstood temperatures to minus 25°F and below, and is generally considered the hardiest sweet cherry. Kristin produces abundant, large, dark burgundy fruit with flavorful, firm and juicy flesh. On Colt rootstock- semi-dwarfing (80% of full size ~12-15′). Colt is adapted to most soils and is hardy, vigorous, productive, and forms a well-branched tree. 1/2″ caliper trunk diameter bare root tree, $25
LAPINS: Very large, dark purple, delicious and self-fertile, Lapins is one of the best Cherries available. From brilliant white blossoms to the dark red fruit to beautiful foliage in fall, this tree provides multi-seaon interest. Introduced by Dr. Lapins at the Summerland Research Station in British Columbia, Canada, Lapins is a favorite with commercial growers. Lapins is also an easy to grow and very productive variety for the home gardener. 1/2″ caliper trunk diameter bare root tree, $25
ITALIAN: A sweet, dark purple, freestone Plum with firm, amber flesh, Italian is great for fresh eating and excellent for drying. Widely planted in the Northwest, this European variety is productive, reliable and easy to grow. Italian ripens in late August into September. 3/4” caliper trunk diameter bare root tree, $35
PUGET GOLD: Puget Gold was developed in western Washington and is the easiest to grow and most disease resistant Apricot variety we have found. 5/8″ caliper trunk diameter bare root tree, $30
PAW PAWS: The largest fruit native to north america- a delicious mango vanilla custard. (experimental in our area)
PENNSYLVANIA GOLDEN: Grafted 9″ Pot $25
NC-1: One gallon Pot $25
CORNELIAN CHERRY: A unique and attractive form
of Dogwood, Cornelian Cherry is native to Ukraine and other regions around the Black Sea. Growing as a shrub or small tree, it is valued for its tasty fruit and for its ornamental value. We are pleased to offer you unique Ukrainian varieties that produce large, sweet, and flavorful fruit. Depending on the variety, Cornelian Cherry fruit can taste like a Cherry or a wild plum. It is very high in Vitamin C and is good for fresh eating, preserves, juice, and wine. As an ornamental, Cornelian Cherry is valued for its very early, delicate yellow flowers appearing in early March before the leaves, its yellow and red fall color, and its bright red fruit.
PIONEER: Pioneer™ bears abundant crops of strikingly large, pear-shaped fruit. Up to 1-1/2″ long, the dark red, early ripening fruit is juicy, sweet, and aromatic. 4′-5′ bare root trees, $30
RED STAR: Red Star™ bears good crops of large, 1-1/4″ long, oval fruit. A later ripening variety, Red Star™ holds its fruit well into September. The glossy, dark red fruit has an appealing sweet-tart flavor and is very juicy and aromatic. 5′-6′ bare root trees, $35
RIBES: Favorites in the traditional european gardens- these fruitful multi-stemmed shrubs will bear in partial shade and make excellent companions to larger fruit trees or borders around annual gardens. Variety descriptions will be added soon.
WHITE PEARL WHITE CURRANT: 1′-2′ potted: $15
SWEDISH WHITE: 1′-2′ potted: $15
CHERRY RED: 2′-3′ potted: $20
JOSTABERRY BLACK CURRANT: 1′-2′ bare root bushes: $15 HINNOMAKI RED GOOSEBERRY: Gallon Pots, 2’+ bush: $25 HINNOMAKI YELLOW: Gallon Pots, 2’+ bush: $25
SEA BERRIES: Sea Berries, or Sea Buckthorn, are a promising new crop for VT. As fruit-producing Nitrogen Fixing plants, they are also excellent additions to any fruit, nut, or berry planting, literally bringing Nitrogen out of the atmosphere and making it available to plants in the soil. Bred extensively as a superfood in Russia and Germany, sea berry is increasingly being used in a variety of health foods, juices, hair products, and other supplements. Hardy to -40º. Check out our friends and clients: The Vermont Sea Berry Company. All Varieties: $25 (Descriptions will be added soon) LEIKORA RUSSIAN ORANGE RADIANT
HONEY BERRIES: A very hardy and unique small shrub, Honeyberry is a species of Honeysuckle with sweet and tasty fruit. While the Honeysuckle family consists of over 200 species of vines and shrubs, almost all them are used solely as decorative plants. This edible and very hardy species is native to Eastern Siberia, the Russian Far East, and Northern Japan, where, from ancient times, the native people have gathered and consumed the fruit in large quantities. Honeyberry is valued for its tasty blueberry-like fruit, its extremely early ripening, often two weeks before strawberries, and for its exceptional hardiness, to minus 40° F. or below. Great for fresh eating, Honeyberry also makes delicious preserves. BERRY BLUE BLUE HOKKAIDO 1′-3′ potted: $20
We were honored to have our research and breeding trials featured in this Sunday’s Burlington Free Press Article:
Nut farming hard to crack in Vermont
Nut trees serve and protect.
ELMORE – Pears dropped with a distinct plunk as David Fried ambled through a varied crop of fruit and nut trees. Kiwi vines, black walnut trees, and hazelberts lined the path.
Squirrels hoard the nuts, and deer eat the drops, but Fried, 56, isn’t easily goaded. “For us it’s something we like, but for them it’s survival,” he said.
His 18 acres, once an abandoned hay field, is now an abundant Eden in Elmore. After being told only apples could grow this far north, Fried has discovered, over three decades of experimenting, what is possible for Vermont.
His Elmore Roots Nursery has sold about 50,000 fruit and nut trees since he opened for business in 1979.
These trees also protect Vermont’s changing landscape in the face of extreme weather patterns. One tree in particular, the Hazelbert, saved one farm during Tropical Storm Irene three years ago.
Vermont hazelnut trees are called Hazelberts, created by Fred Ashworth who was a fruit explorer in upstate New York in the 1800s. “He crossed a European filbert with an American hazelnut,” Fried said. “We carry on that lineage of his trees.”
A line of Hazelberts on the edge of the Lamoille River saved Willow Crossing Farm in Johnson from heavy damage during Irene and the flooding that preceded that storm. “The trees caught four feet of flotsam,” owner Keith Morris said. “Hazelberts bend and slow the water, then they bounce right back.”
Morris, 36, also owns Prospect Rock Permaculture, a landscape design and build firm that helps people plant protective infrastructure into their homesteads. Morris is on a mission to see more nut trees as shelter belts around vegetation, as wind breaks, animal fencing, and on river’s edges across the state.
Nut farming in Vermont is a frontier largely unexplored, Morris said. “We look at how we can make farms more resilient,” he said. “Nut trees and can do that.”
Fried’s certified organic nursery boasts eight different kinds of nut trees. He sells about 600 hazelnut, black walnut, pine nut, bur oak, shagbark hickory, butternut, buartnut and American chestnut annually.
Willow Crossing’s Morris started collecting nut trees in 2000, and Morris experiments with about 3,000 species now. The Hazelbert is the most exciting, he said. “There is a huge market for it,” he said. “Nutella is a great example.”
Nutella is a sweet spread made from hazelnuts that has replaced peanut butter in many homes across the nation recently.
Hazelberts produce nuts within a few years of being planted as opposed to other nut trees that generally take about 10 to 15 years to produce, Morris said.
While Nutella is a fairly new item in Vermont kitchens, the butternut pie is a long-standing tradition. “Butternut trees have a dear place in my heart, on my farm, and in the entire state for that matter,” Morris said. “Butternuts were a staple crop for most homesteads here for generations.”
Now Butternut trees are endangered. There is a fungal blight in the state. “The outlook isn’t good,” Morris said. “We are working with the state, and with some hybrid trees that are blight resistant.”
Shelburne Farms Head Market Gardener, Josh Carter, has been growing Hazleberts in Shelburne for three years. “We’re thinking our Hazleberts will start producing enough nuts to sell to the Inn next year,” he said.
The Hazleberts were planted to add interesting, non-traditional crops that fit with the farm’s educational mission. “Since we run a farm-to-table restaurant on site we diversity our market garden operation as much of possible for greatest variety in the menu,” Carter said.
Nut farming is not economically viable, Carter said. “We don’t grow many nuts around here in the Northeast,” he said.
Growing nuts is similar to growing hops for beer, Carter said. “People like the idea of growing local hops for local breweries, but there’s a lot of infrastructure involved for starting up and brewing for this refined and processed product to make it viable.”
Carter admits he doesn’t have a passion for growing nuts, in particular, but does have a passion for trying different crops and learning as he goes.
Five years from now, everyone might want Hazleberts, Carter said. “It’s always nice to be ahead of the curve,” he said. “We’re building a pool of knowledge to cash in on in the future.”
Morris said he doesn’t think Vermont will ever have a competitive advantage with nut growing, but nut trees are important to the state’s landscape. “With more growers on board, it makes sense to look into nut butters and oils,” he said. “Hazelnut oil from Europe is a very valuable high quality commodity.”
Morris is also working on a hybrid pecan and hickory tree called a hickan tree. “People say pecans won’t grow in Vermont, but they do,” he said.
It might take 15 years to see nuts grow on a hickan tree, but there will be 500 years of nut harvesting after that, with no tilling, weeding, or seeding.
“I hope my work will build a legacy, so that generations of Vermonters to come might have plenty of pecans,” Morris said.
Thank you Lynn for a great story!
Here is a link to the original article: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/local/vermont/2014/09/06/nut-farming-hard-crack-vermont/15214289/
I will return and annotate/ correct this as there’s even more to the story!
Stay tuned for an audio file of our Nuts for the Northeast presentation at NOFA MA- we’re also looking for someone who wants to collaborate on making a simple video from the slides or who would like to edit the audio.
Thanks to everyone for coming out and sharing our event with DARREN DOHERTY! It was a great success.
Out ROOT CELLAR DESIGN BUILD WORKSHOP will be October 18-19- stay tuned for more details or email to register!
Screening for FREE at WILLOW CROSSING FARM- This WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015
Thanks to everyone who came out and made the Burlington screening such an overwhelming success! Stay tuned (add your email to the top right of this page) for some other special film events coming in the future.
We are honored and humbled to be included in this stunningly beautiful work of filmmakers Costa Boutsikaris and Emmet Brennan. Catch it before its Earth Day release to the public, and enjoy it on a big screen! Join with filmmakers and cast for questions, and a celebration of the film’s completion after the screening.
All proceeds from ticket sales will support the Permaculture Institute of the Northeast, and farm-based permaculture research and education.
Read more about the film below. You can also pre-order a digital rental or purchase for Earth Day release HERE!
We’re also excited to announce an Herbal Labyrinth Building Workshop with Ivan McBeth and Fearn Lickfield- more details will be posted here soon, but you can check out the event on Facebook
This summer’s Permaculture Design Certification Courses are filling fast!
Register now to save your space. We continue to deepen our practice at Vermont’s longest running Permaculture Research Farm, and invite you to join with students from all over North America and the world in
farm, nature, and ecological design immersion!
We’ll be offering two courses this year one June 20 – July 2 and another July 19 – 31. Both are optionally available for up to 5 College Credits.
We’re very excited to announce we’ll be joined by author and founder of FOOD Not Lawns HEATHER FLORES and other VERY SPECIAL Guests!
Past special guests in our courses have included Joel Salatin, Dave Jacke, Darren Doherty, Starhawk, Scott Kellogg, and more.
We’ll tour some of the nations most inspiring orchards, vineyards, herb, vegetable, and seed farms, and other ecologically regenerative businesses and develop design for real clients- as well as your own sites!
Plant sale details will be announced very soon! We’ll have thousands of fruits, nuts, berries, vines, nitrogen fixers, medicinal herbs, and other very rare plants available in late April and early May.
Follow this link: http://ykr.be/1efr84hjx5 to watch a preview with the ability to purchase or rent the movie.
Humanity is more than ever threatened by its own actions; we hear a lot about the need to minimize footprints and to reduce our impact. But what if our footprints were beneficial? What if we could meet human needs while increasing the health and well-being of our planet? This is the premise behind permaculture: a design process based on the replication of patterns found in nature. INHABIT explores the many environmental issues facing us today and examines solutions that are being applied using the ecological design lens of permaculture. Focused mostly on the Northeastern and Midwestern regions of the United States, Inhabit provides an intimate look at permaculture peoples and practices ranging from rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.
From the filmmakers:
The World Premiere of INHABIT had an amazing turnout at Permaculture Voices in California, and got lots of cheers and whoops as each new scene began. We’re estimating a crowd of 500. The following day at our booth we spoke with many people eager to setup their own screenings and many wanted to “finally show a film to their families that explains what this is all about!” We are very excited to see how this film can act as an on-ramp for people new to these ideas and allow the permaculture community to setup screenings as a way to begin the conversation.
SEPTEMBER 25-27 WILLOW CROSSING FARM JOHNSON, VT
Sorry its been awhile since we’ve had any updates from here, but things are busy on the farm!
We’re so excited to announce the line up for this fall’s Hoedown- and invite you come and join us for 3 days and 2 nights of music, celebration, and permaCULTURE!
In addition to a diverse collection of some of the best and up and coming bands in playing in Vermont– there will be fire-spinning and breathing performances, comedy, wild-crafting tours, herbal labyrinth walks, permaculture and natural building workshops, yoga classes, sandy beach access and paddle surfing demos, great DJs, and AWESOME LOCAL FOOD!
Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the gate and include camping Friday and Saturday night.
Stay tuned to the Facebook Event Page for the most up to date details, to ask questions, arrange car pools, and for packing lists and special announcements. https://www.facebook.com/events/1609565229323321/
Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band Barika Lucid Cosmic Dust Bunnies Seth Yacovone Dead Sessions Hillside Rounders Tallgrass Getdown Grundefunk The Edd Revibe Right Coast Leftovers Elephant Tar Iguana Binger Canopy Kroma Kode Bravacado Doctor Rick Pabst Blue Rhythm DJs: Katrall Fatty Shay
Cirque de Fuego and special guests and surprises!
Food Vendors and Sponsors Include: Rock Art Brewery Downtown Pizza Northern Fire and Slice Wild Branch Foods Kingdom Creamery Papa’s Gyros Slouvaki Shack Taco Truck All Stars Willow Crossing Healing Arts & Botanicals
FOR TICKETS: Please paypal $40 “send money to friends or family” to Keith@ProspectRock.org. You can also send money free and instantly through Facebook Messenger. Tickets are available at Downtown Pizza in Johnson, The Farm Store in Jeffersonville, and by phone, walk in, or online through the Flynn Theatre Box Office in Burlington:
Can’t wait to have you out! Thank you for your support and SHARING this event with friends and networks.
Keith, Family, and Crew
Rising Appalachia with Barika!
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Gates 2:30 pm
We are so excited to announce a day long farm-based mini-festival, with special guests; irie food vendors; labyrinth walks; permaculture, wild-crafting, healing arts, yoga, and herbal workshops; and opportunities to connect with various environmental and social justice campaigns.