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Folk art jubilee at Urban Roots Oct. 19


Photo by Miriam Wilding.

URBAN ROOTS NEWS — On October 19th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Urban Roots will be celebrating the fall harvest with a Folk Art Jubilee. Among many other family-friendly activities, this free event will include: apple bobbing, papermaking, home brewing, honey harvesting, a three-legged race, and workshops on kombucha, balms, jam, pumpkin pie, and quick pickles. There will also be an art exhibit displaying work from campers, ages 5 – 9, during the week long “Harvest Camp” taking place at Urban Roots from October 14 – 18 for Washoe County students’ Fall Break.

The Folk Art Jubilee will include several 45-minute workshops showcasing artistry and teaching a variety of hands-on skills. Workshops will include:

11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. How to make yogurt and butter
12:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. How to make crab apple jam
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. How to make 48-hour pickle & sauerkraut
2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. How to make sourdough bread
3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. How to make pumpkin pie from scratch

While admission to the event is free, workshop and raffle participation are available through ticket purchase. Food will also be available for purchase from Hot & Healthy Food Truck, as well as from a farm-stand with baked and home-made canned goods.


Urban Roots is located at 3001 West 4th Street in Reno. Urban Roots is a nonprofit teaching farm that has grown from an abandoned lot on West 4th Street into a two acre farm that is home to chickens, bees, vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, an outdoor kitchen, and much more. Students come to Urban Roots to learn and grow, and the campus hosts many community workshops for teachers, students, and individuals interested in folk arts and permaculture growing techniques. In 2012 alone, Urban Roots taught 223 youth and reached over 500 students in Washoe County Schools through their Garden Classroom project. Urban Roots also trained 12 School Garden Coordinators and recruited 187 community volunteers, giving 3476 hours of service to Urban Roots and our local food and farming community. For details visit www.urgc.org

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