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Contact: Melinda Day, 304-535-6063
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park invites the public to "City Farming: Food in the Backyard" on Saturday and Sunday, May 20-21, from 11 am to 4 pm.
During the Industrial Revolution, and before the mass production of processed foods, ordinary citizens often depended on a small kitchen garden for sustenance, right in the heart of a factory town. Experience kitchen gardening, a piece of everyday life in antebellum Harpers Ferry. Discover the connections between historic gardening methods and solutions for increasing health benefits from locally and organically grown foods, today called the “slow food movement.”
Join Living History staff and volunteers on The Green, opposite the Bookshop in Lower Town, to purchase historic heirloom vegetable seeds and live plants to start your very own kitchen garden. Sponsored by the Harpers Ferry Park Association, all proceeds directly benefit Harpers Ferry National Historical Park.