What has four legs, is covered in cashmere-soft fleece and talks with a South American accent?
Ok, we made up the part about the accent, but alpacas are fascinating, furry and coming to the Longview Center for Agriculture in Collegeville. Come meet the alpacas from Little Lost Creek Alpaca Farm at a free, family-friendly event at the Longview Center for Agriculture on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Little Lost Creek, winter-time vendors at Longview, and year-round members of the Collegeville Farmers Market, will be bringing two of last summer’s cria (babies) and invites you come learn about these fascinating animals and their fiber. Maybe even have your picture taken with one of them.
There will be demonstrations of felting, with a station set up for visitors to explore this addictive art. Additionally, The Longview Center for Agriculture farm tours will be offered at 3 different times and we encourage you to pack a lunch or purchase a healthy snack from our market. Register here: http://www.greenerpartners.org/events/. Bring your recycled containers and plant seeds with Sarah Groat to take home with you.
At 1:00 p.m. Nutritionist Greg Henderson will be discussing nutritional attunement to the seasons. In other words the importance of eating foods that are in season and the importance of eating organic, as well as nutritional approaches to healing and preventing common disease with emphasis on autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. He will touch upon traditional Chinese nutritional concepts such as “5 element philosophy.”
Greener Partners is dedicated to building community through sustainable farming and farm-based education. Our highest aim is to inspire individuals and families in the greater Philadelphia area to connect with farmers, the environment and each other. By linking our natural and social ecosystems, we seek to improve the health of our neighborhoods, our bodies and the earth, all while making tasty, locally grown food accessible to all.
The Longview Center for Agriculture is located at 3215 Stump Hall Road, Collegeville.