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- What is Veggiestock?When: Saturday, June 8th 10am-2pm
What: Veggiestock is a FREE annual food and garden festival presented by the Windham Community Food Network. This is an opportunity for local artisans, musicians, non-profits and food vendors to share their talents with our community while promoting the underutilize garden spaces at Lauter Park.
- Thread City Family Garden TourWhen: 10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm
What: The Grow Windham Youth CORE will lead a tour of their garden, established in 2016. This is where they grow fruits, vegetables, and edible fungi for the Windham community. Through a variety of methods–some experimental, some time-tested–the Windham Youth CORE, GROW Windham,and many volunteers all provide opportunities for the community to prep, plant, and take root. A garden coordinator facilitates the participation of groups from local schools, universities, places of worship, organizations, and individuals in order to maximize networking and the community of urban farming practice. The food produced at the Thread City Family Garden benefits many in the area, donated to the Covenant Soup Kitchen, sold to local vendors and value-added businesses, and used by the Windham Youth CORE in their Sofrito and hot sauce production.
- WAIM Garden TourWhen: 10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm
What: The Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM) Community Garden was “created” in 1993 as a communal organic garden space for people who had no other place to exercise their growing heritage, or simply produce vegetables as a supplement to their diets or income. Today, it consists of two sections: the “Upper Half” (90’ x 175’) is divided into twenty-four 20’x20’ plots for individual gardeners to cultivate. The individuals have full control over where the yield from their plots goes. The lower portion of the garden (70’x100’) is the “Communal Half” — a large vegetable garden maintained by volunteers, the produce from which is donated to the Covenant Soup Kitchen and the ACCESS food bank.
- Eminence Ink's DIY Tie-Dye StationWhen: 10am-2pm
What: Eminence Ink has generously sponsored a DIY Tie-Dye Station at Veggiestock with all of the proceeds benefitting the Windham Community Food Network.
Bring something from home and make your own tie-dye for just $3! Don’t have anything you’d like to make psychedelic? No worries! $5 gets you a reusable shopping bag and time to tie-dye.
- WAIM's Clothing SwapWhen: 10am-2pm
What: Our neighbors at WAIM are hosting a clothing swap table! This is an opportunity for you to bring in clothes you no longer wear and trade them in for something else you will. & if there’s nothing in your closet you’d like to part with you can purchase each item of clothing just $1. Whatta steal!
All of the proceeds of the swap will benefit the Windham Area Interfaith Ministries
- ActivitiesWhen: 10am-2pm
What: Plant seeds with Grow Windham, pick out FREE seedling from UConn’s Spring Valley Student Farm, Get a temporary tattoo from Art Star Tattoo! Play the garden game with the Willimantic Food Co-op, challenge your friends to a game of cornhole, basketball or soccer, solve a veggie-themed word search,see who can hula-hoop the longest, take pictures for instagram in our “Veggiestock” photobooth, enjoy the beach, pet some puppers! The possibilities are endless!