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New Roots celebrates the 2018 growing season in Charlottesville

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Kids feed and learn about the New Roots goats. Photo: Hannah Wilson

On October 27th, New Roots hosted its 5th annual Harvest Party at Forest Hills Park. Families, friends, and community members gathered for a day of food, music, and fun celebrating a successful growing season. Adults and children alike enjoyed meeting the New Roots goats and learning about their role on the farm, decorating pumpkins, creating nature jewelry, and playing yard games together. The bounce house and face painting stations were a huge success with kids of all ages, and adults enjoyed the opportunity to connect with one another over warm apple cider.

We were also fortunate enough to have Richard Morris, the Outreach Coordinator at City Schoolyard Garden, present to share more information about their advocacy work, partnership with New Roots, and opportunities for community members to get involved. Additionally, we were pleased to have our resident bee keeper, Gabe Planas, on sight to explain the importance of bees in sustainable agriculture.

A big thank you to our community partners and all the volunteers who made this event possible!