Green Mountain Farm to School and The Art House will be onsite for fun, agriculture-based workshops and art projects for the young folk. And of course, Heartwood will be offering tours of their greenhouses, root cellar, heritage pigs, and sugarhouse where everyone can taste of syrup made the old-fashioned way.
Farm to Ballet chronicles life on a farm from spring to fall, and is performed to a live sextet. Among the dancers is Vermont native and homesteader Avi Waring, an accomplished dancer and dance educator. She is co-founder of Ballet Wolcott and the Montpelier Movement Collective. She lives on seventeen acres in Wolcott where she raises goats, chickens, and has a garden with her partner Kee and son Jas who joins the cast this year as a dancing goat.
Following the show, the Bread & Puppet brass band takes the stage. Folks are welcome to stay and dance, or just grab a beer and hang by the bonfire. All will be sent home with a brassica plant, compliments of Heartwood, and a long-lasting memory.
Proceeds from the show benefit Rural Vermont. Rural Vermont is Vermont’s community of family farmers, neighbors and citizens committed to supporting and cultivating a vital and healthy rural economy and community. They believe that Vermont is at its best when all its citizens have the opportunity to live in close connection to one another and to the land that sustains us all. Learn more at www.ruralvermont.org.
Heartwood Farm is owned and operated by Meghan Stotko and Andy Paonessa. Since 2010, Heartwood has grown to include 6 acres of diversified produce, maple sugaring, catering, education and craft. As they’ve expanded, their commitment to small-scale organic farming, food access, and traditional skills has remained at the heart of what they do. To learn more, visit www.heartwoodvt.com.
For more info call Rural Vermont (802) 223-7222.