City Farming: Food in the Backyard, May 14-15, 2016

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Date: April 29, 2016
Contact: Melinda Day, 304-535-6063

On Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th from 11-4pm, experience a piece of everyday life in antebellum Harpers Ferry. Before the onset of the Industrial Revolution and the mass production of processed foods, ordinary citizens often depended on a small kitchen garden for sustenance, right in the heart of the town. Visit the park’s historic garden and discover the connections between historic gardening methods and solutions for confronting the very modern problem of climate change.  Join Living History staff and volunteers in the park’s lower town to view examples of nineteenth century organic produce and purchase historic heirloom seeds and live plants from the Bookshop to start your very own kitchen garden. 

Last updated: May 3, 2016

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Mailing Address:

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


(304) 535-6029

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