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Nauset Food and Research Garden

July 17, 2020
  • 100 Cable Rd, Eastham, MA 02642
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    • Dates: July 17, 2020
    • Location: Nauset High School
    • Time: 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM

    The "Nauset Food and Research Garden" at Nauset Regional High School is a showpiece of organic farming, agroecology and biodiversity. Conceived to stimulate questioning and  student action toward sustainable community-based food production, the garden includes many elements: a circular herb, flower and vegetable garden, including an array of tomatoes; a corn, beans and squash "polyculture" planting inspired by Native American agriculture; rows of organic crops to be harvested for the school's Culinary Program, and for the Harwich Family Pantry, as well as for seedsaving. Adults volunteer in the garden, together with students in the school's Garden Club, provide tours (departing on the hour) to elucidate the cultural and genetic information embedded in the plants, and to teach principles of seedsaving. Visitors may also gather in the circle garden for songs of farming and ecology with garden co-coordinator, Rand Burkert.

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