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Alumna one of ‘From the Earth,’ hosts, Saturday, June 29

Linda Huey, AU class of 1993, brings news of this summer’s “From the Earth” event throughout Alfred, Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

All good things earth related... gardens, tours of an organic dairy farm, pottery, perennial plant sale, bird walk, children’s activities, demonstrations of timber frame construction, goat milking, cheese making, home-made soap, how to raise chickens and alpacas, and more. Plus, enjoy a lunch made from local ingredients.

For a full schedule of “From the Earth” venues and events, see  Maps available at Kinfolk Grocery, 14 1/2 W. University St., Alfred.

Free Clay Workshop

Every year we each think up something new to present and here is a fun little project I came up with…

At 10:30 a.m., I will talk about how a “flower frog” (not a frog shape, but an object that holds flowers in place) and “tulipieres” can be used to arrange flowers, using my work for examples. I will give a demonstration on how to make a simple flower frog out of clay, and then the first 15 participants can make their own. Clay and tools as well as a “how to” handout will be available the rest of the day for those visitors who watched the demo and want to come back to try their hand.  For $2, participants have the option of having their clay pieces fired, to be picked up at a later date.

Directions:  (2 miles from center of Alfred)  Go 0.9 miles south from the traffic light (toward Elm Valley) and turn right onto Randolph Road (sign also says “Lighthouse Ministries”).  Then go about 1.2 miles uphill to 1530 Randolph Road, a brown wood house on the right.  Follow the path through the garden to the sugar shed.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Linda Huey and David Dronsick

1530 Randolph Road, Alfred Station, NY