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Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit – Herbs of the Prairie
May 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm$6
Heritage Farmstead Museum offers a program for seniors, Young at Heart: 55+ Exceeding the Limit. The program offers educational activities for adults over the age of 55 from April through October.
Pre-registration for each class is $6.00 per person. Groups of eight or more, $4 per person. Guests may also purchase a 55+ season package of seven programs for $35. Each program is limited to 50 registrants. Pre-registration deadline is midnight the Thursday prior to each program, but walk up registration is also permitted if there is space available.
May 14, 2018 – Herbs of the Prairie
Enjoy a talk on herbs used on the prairie, along with samples of foods featuring those herbs. This program will also include a take-home craft where guests will plant herbs in small mason jars.
June 11, 2018 – Hydroponic Gardening
You CAN teach an old farm new tricks! Come learn a new way to grow tomatoes in North Texas from pioneer hydro-farmer, Ben Von Kennel. Hydroponics is a new method being used now by commercial growers here in North Texas. Lettuce and tomatoes, can now be grown all year long at local farms and even at home with a hydroshed. No soil just air, sun and a balanced nutrient solution. The plants grow 50% faster without fertilizers or pesticides.
July 9, 2018 – Everyone Has a Story
The North 40 Storytellers Guild will tell short (~5 minute) stories based on their lives. Attendees will be given the chance to talk about ideas for their own short stories in smaller groups.
August 13, 2018 – Summer Tea: Historical Cooking Demonstration
An expert on historic cooking will prepare and discuss fare for a Victorian Summer tea, including an authentic watermelon cake. Attendees will be able to taste each dish.
September 10, 2018 – Victorian Magic Lantern Show and Blacksmith Demo
The Victorian Magic Lantern Show was a precursor to the modern day movies. Hand painted slides are projected, and even appear to be animated. Beth and Mark Ayers will present their show set to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, “The Village Blacksmith.” We will also have a blacksmith doing a demonstration in our blacksmith shop.