Wednesday Lunch Hour - Farming and Healing: Therapeutic and Educational Opportunities in Local, Organic, Community-Supported Agriculture

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase Hall 215

Healthy food nourishes us physically, and healthy farming can nourish us mentally and emotionally!  A sustainable farm can provide a chance for individuals to experience peace in a natural, organic setting, as well as for families to work together to accomplish a goal.  Participants in a Horticultural Therapy program gain not only from the healing aspects of cultivating the soil and experiencing the miracle of a seed becoming a fruit, but will also gain from the vocational rehabilitation aspects and possible career development in agriculture.

Erin Bullock, an experienced local organic farmer, presents a colorful glimpse into the world of organic food production, why it is important, and what Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is all about.  Learn about a groundbreaking new project starting up in the Rochester area to help military veterans heal from post-traumatic stress while growing food for their community.

Presented by Erin Bullock, Farm Manager, EquiCenter, Inc. and founder and previous owner of Mud Creek Farm CSA

Tags: Community Supported Agriculture, veterans, Warner Wednesday Talk