The Anderson Island Historical Society (AIHS) has been practicing the art of sustainability since its inception in 1975–with the donation of the Johnson Farm by Alma Ruth Laing, the only grandchild of John and Alma Ruth Johnson
AIHS will host ‚ÄúFarm Day,‚Äù on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend.
A Plant Sale this year features bargain prices on an assortment of herbs, vegetables, flowering annuals, perennials, and some unique plants. Master Gardeners will be present to offer suggestions and solutions.
Two speakers, Mary Robson and Don Ehlen will discuss ‚ÄúThe Soul of the Garden‚Äù and insects, respectively. Don will also lead a farm safari to discover insects.
Farm Day features activities and games for children of all ages, including the planting of a pumpkin patch, churning butter, making ice cream, blowing bubbles, making bird and bat houses, yo-yo’s and spinners. There is no charge for these crafts.
For Foodies, local vendors are offering Farm Burgers, Farm Chowder, and Cow Chip Cookies.
Also featured are tours of the museum and community gardens, Lowell Schaffer pottery demo, quilting and handwork, and shopping at the Museum Gift Shop. The Plant Sale is a fund-raiser for the historical society, there is no admission charge, nor any charge for crafts, games, activities, live music, lectures, or tours of the farm and gardens. Everyone is welcome.
The Sunday morning of Memorial weekend, the Anderson Island Fire Department will host its annual Pancake Breakfast.
More information about Farm Day and the Anderson Island Historical Society can be found at www.andersonislandhs.com/
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