Date(s) - Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy “A Day on the Farm” committed to family fun, entertainment, history, and wonder. Visit Goshen Farm’s 7th Annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 13, from 10am to 4pm. Gather the family and drive to 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis, 21409, to learn about the history of Goshen Farm, the last Colonial-era farm on the Broadneck Peninsula.
Get close and personal with wild birds of prey from 11am to 3pm. Naturalist Liz Smith shares stories of magnificent native raptors, answers questions, and discusses the importance of raptors in our environment.
At 11:30, participate in the dedication of a White Oak tree in the Memorial Grove in memory of Orlando Ridout, IV. “Lanny” was an early, well-known, staunch, and vocal supporter for Goshen Farm.
Listen to live music performed by local musicians, Alison Thoms and Scott Powers. Watch children re-enact life on the Farm in the 1700s, and participate in children’s Colonial games and activities.
Tour the Farm House built in 1783, marvel at the exposed 18th Century construction, and learn the history of this 18th Century farm.
Wander through the organic Sharing Garden; then check the Hoop House for aqua and hydroponic containers filled with spring vegetables growing without soil; reflect in the Henson-Hall Slave Garden about the produce grown by enslaved people who lived and labored on the property.
Explore the 22 acres of open space, open meadows, and walking trails in the woods. Visit the newly-installed Pollinator Garden and Monarch Waystation. Learn about the importance of soil health through an informative discussion led by the currently retired Assistant State Soil Scientist. View the ironstone quarry from which stone was used to build the Farm House’s foundation. Observe the honeybees gathering nectar and pollinating Goshen Farm’s spring-time blossoms.
Hungry? Pause and purchase a hamburger, hot dog, pulled pork, chips, cookies, and beverages.
Admission and parking are FREE. Donations are gladly accepted and benefit the preservation and restoration of historic Goshen Farm.
For details, email events@GoshenFarm.org or check www.GoshenFarm.org.