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September 10, 2017

The Urban Africultural Fair and Expo returns!  Celebrate all things agricultural in the city; bees, chickens, garden and orchard produce, maple sugaring, canning & pickling, and much more.  Games and contests for all ages. And enter your favorite garden veggie, kitchen concoction, or orchard beauty for a chance to win prizes and bragging rights.  Click here for the latest details, updates, and instructions.


September 16, 2017 from 10:00am - noon

Honey Harvest -- Help spin honey from honeycomb while learning about beekeeping and the magical, golden world of honey bees.  This workshop will be held at The Boston Nature Center, and is a ticketed event.  See https://tinyurl.com/ya7y8mvw for info.


For other workshops and happenings, check the Workshops calendar here




Agricultural Hall?

In 1818, the Massachusetts Society for the Promotion of Agriculture built the original Agricultural Hall on Dighton Street in Brighton.  It served as the hub of the Brighton Fair and Cattle Show, one of the earliest and largest such fairs in the country.  In 1829, "a 17-pound turnip, a 19-pound radish, and a bough on which pears hung like a cluster of grapes were among the outstanding exhibits of that year."  In 1844 the building was moved to its present location at the corner of Chestnut Hill Avenue and Washington Street.

Dr. William P. Marchione & 

The Bostonian Society

Brighton Allston Historical Society

Agricultural Hall

245 Amory Street

Jamaica Plain, MA  02130

617-388-7378  /  e-mail Ag Hall

Sat.&Sun., 10:00am-2:30pm & by appt.


Agricultural Hall is joining The Trustees and Haley House for another 


Boston Agricultural Exposition


Sunday, September 10th, from llam to 4pm,

next to Hailey House Cafe, 12 Dade Street, in Roxbury's Dudley Square. 


Join us for a celebration of community gardening, backyard growing, and local agriculture at the second annual Boston Agricultural Exposition on Sunday, September 10th, from 11AM - 4PM (rain or shine).

The Trustees, Agricultural Hall, and Haley House are partnering to create a special day devoted to the celebration and enjoyment of community gardening, backyard growing, and local agriculture. We’ll have displays, exhibits, contests, animals, old-time games and activities for kids, and tasty treats featuring locally grown and locally produced products. Plans are in the works for agricultural exhibits including beekeeping, backyard chickens, mushroom cultivation, cider pressing, composting to name just a few.

Psst: Don’t miss the goat milking and pie eating contests!


Exhibit as an educator or nonprofit organization

Here’s the link to more information and a registration form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1d3-8-eRrF4nWgfBiYrY11yzhkyDYwtywZi-eVxAhxtc/edit
 

Sell your local produce or products

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16_IjrAebegxRxjBKCCRhO2cRsZkujKUdy9BdxMqinAE/edit


Build a veggie race car!

(and win prizes for best design and fastest car)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt4acgvVKUU


 Please be in touch with Peter Bowne via email pbowne@thetrustees.org or cell 617.869.6720. 

If you are interested we need to hear from you by

 Tuesday, September 5th.

 

There are no application forms or schedules ready to post yet.  Check back soon, send a message to bill@AgHall.com, or call anytime -- 617-388-7378.