Sunday, March 24, 12 – 4pm, All Ages
We’re bringing in Farmer Sue and her adorable farm animals from the Art Barn at Morning Glory Farm. Pull on your blue jeans and tie on your bandanas to visit the nature center for Farm Day, spring has sprung! These adorable barnyard ambassadors include geese, goats, sheep, chicks and bunnies. Brushing and touching is welcomed and encouraged. Kids will enjoy crafting farm animal art and hearing stories. A special appearance by Vera Bradley and Zoe the Zebra Chicken, the Art Barn’s famous chickens plus live Alpacas from Craftdal Farm round out the day. Bring your picnic and camera and plan to stay for the full round up. From stories to crafts to live animals, discover the important roles that these animals play. Take advantage of these early days of spring to enjoy the great outdoors.
· Unity Garden and Alpaca Outpost: 12 – 4pm
Visit the Nature Center’s Unity Garden to learn about the Farm-to-Table movement by exploring our Unity Garden. Gardeners will show you what is in season and, if the weather is right, you might even get to do some planting. Be sure to see the live alpacas from Crafdal Farm and check out their extra soft wool.
· Farm Fresh Photo Ops: 12 – 4pm
Bring your camera to Farm Day. Stop in front of the Mini Art Barn, get a photo holding a live chicken and take a photo with CNC’s own Farmer Box Turtle and other costumed CNC characters.
· The ArtBarn Farm Crafts: 12:30 – 2:30pm
Make crazy farm crafts courtesy of The ArtBarn. Farmer Sue has designed fun projects that you can make, take home and treasure.
· Story Time with Miss Julia: 3 – 4pm
Miss Julia is back with an on-the-farm episode of Miss Julia’s Story Time. Join her as she tells the story Big Chickens by Leslie Helakoski. It’s a silly story that will have you clucking for more.
Spring Bloomers Tour
Sunday, March 24, 1 – 2:30pm; Ages 16 – Adult
Spring has arrived and the world comes alive again! Explore the beauty of nature with a relaxing and informative hike with Lisa Cole, CNC’s Environmental Horticulturist, through the woodlands and gardens. We’ll look closely for the first signs of spring and share stories about this special time of year. This program is suitable for all ages and included with general admission.