Friday, May 10, 2013

Past, Present, and Future of Farming in Franklin

The Franklin Historical Museum will be looking at the past, present, and future of farming in Franklin, Sunday, May 19

Until little more than a generation ago, Franklin was still a community with many large and active farms. Today, in the wake of suburbanization, a few “pioneers” are working to keep a place for agriculture in 21st Century Franklin.. Join Seth Rousseau of Akin Bak Farm and Nick Hoffman, who is opening a new community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm on Daniels Street, for a look back and a look ahead.

They will provide a brief review of how and why early settlers chose to come to Franklin to farm, with a coverage of the notable activities of earlier times – from the Garelick family, to cranberry bogs, and the famous Parmenter Red chicken. They will also describe how they hope to serve the community in the coming years with their new approach to an ancient tradition.

In addition, The Garden Girls from the Franklin Garden Club will Divide & Conquer. They'll be splitting Irises and other tabular rooted plants. They'll discuss the correct timing and the proper method of successful root splitting to create beautiful healthy plants.

The event will be hosted during regular Museum hours from 1:00-4:00pm on Sunday May 19th.

Franklin Historical Museum

Franklin Historical Museum
80 West Central Street
Franklin, MA

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