Slow Food for Thought...

“Defending the earth means safeguarding biodiversity, the landscape and farming. Those who haven’t seen the importance of farming haven’t understood anything!”
Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food

Monday, August 6, 2007

Edible Weeds Workshop

Saturday, August 11, Noon-4pm

Lucky Penny Farm
7273 Hankee Road, Hiram Township
Garrettsville, Ohio

Join us for this educational workshop conducted by Dr. Peter Gail, ethno-botanist and 2004 Terra Madre delegate. Dr. Peter Gail, the Wizard of Weeds, will lead an afternoon of exploration, education and culinary adventures in edible weeds.

Participants will learn how to identify, cook and enjoy weeds; a nutritious and abundant by-product of organic farming. This family-friendly event will also include children’s activities; a retail area with Carolyn’s Homemade jams and jellies, and goat’s milk soap; and a fundraiser for Supreme Caprines, the local 4-H Club who works with Lucky Penny’s goats.

Admission is $10 per person and reservations are required.

To reserve your spot at the workshop, call Lucky Penny Farm at 330.527.0548
or email

Support for this workshop is provided by:
North Central Region SARE and Slow Food Northern Ohio

About Lucky Penny Farm

Lucky Penny Farm is a special place where art, agriculture, and family intersect. Although it exists for us as century home and family farm in Ohio, its just as much a state of mind dedicated to food, family, living simply and sustainably and using our hands for good work- in the garden, in the studio and in our community.

Most would call this place a hobby farm as our income is made off site at work we find enjoyable and important. But it is the time spent at the farm with the children, goats and gardens we find most centering, meaningful and memorable. We are always seeking balance between life away from and on the farm. Some days this is easier than others. Currently we raise Nubian Dairy Goats, make farmstead cheese and try to grow an increasing amount of the food we put on our family table.

We hope you will share with us your stories, successes, recipes, and suggestions. Ours is a work in progress and as we grow we hope we can learn something from each of you. Please come visit soon-there is always hot coffee and a project we could use an extra set of hands with. Bring work gloves, a sense of humor and wear your muck boots.

-Abbe & Anderson

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