Provided by Charleston Green Fair
On Sunday, April 29, 2012, The Carolina Green Fair and Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission are hosting a unique agricultural experience at Mullet Hall, Johns Island, that will educate attendees on the cycle of local farming and the food we eat. During one of the many instructional sessions of the Dirt Fair, five-time James Beard nominee and restaurant owner Chef Hugh Acheson will demonstrate cooking with local, seasonal ingredients, as well as create food courses for the Sunday evening farm-to-table family-style dinner and hoedown.
The Carolina Dirt Fair is an event that offers all levels of fun, education, and family-friendly activities where no one leaves without getting their hands dirty. Adults and kids can experience throughout the day workshops on gardening, backyard chickens, joining a community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, putting that CSA box to good use, composting, canning, preserving, food storage, and water conservation. These workshops will be facilitated by Dirt Fair partner organizations including the South Carolina Aquarium, Lowcountry Local First, Crop Up, MUSC, and GrowFood Carolina. Attendees will leave the Dirt Fair armed with the knowledge needed to apply these sustainable food practices in their daily lives, and they will even have the opportunity to sign up for community-supported agriculture programs at the event.
For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.carolinagreenfair.comTweet