Evergreen Heritage Center Raises Over $600 For Healthy Living and Agriculture Programs
MT SAVAGE, MD (September 6, 2016) — Bluegrass music gently greeted the more than 200 attendees at the Evergreen Heritage Center’s Harvest and Native Plants Sale on Saturday, August 27. On one of the hottest days of the summer, children wove baskets from cattail reeds or embarked on a nature scavenger hike, groups of friends sipped freshly made apple cider, and volunteers from the Mt. Savage 4-H Club sold their freshly harvested fruits and vegetables. Families toured Evergreen’s 18th century barn and museum while others chatted with vendors, observed a wool spinning demonstration, or purchased plants grown on-site at Evergreen’s Nature Nursery. And all for a great cause.
The end of summer event raised over $600 to benefit the Evergreen Heritage Center’s agriculture and healthy living programs. Developed in partnership with the Western Maryland Health System, Evergreen’s healthy living program introduces children in early childhood education programs to healthier eating habits. Young children are given the chance to explore where their food comes from, how to plant and harvest food, and how to eat freshly prepared vegetables and fruits. Additionally, the healthy living program includes a science discovery summer camp for older elementary and middle school children.
Evergreen is grateful to all who attended, especially vendors Catoctin Botanicals, Fur Reals, Lemmon Brothers Farm Sugar Camp, Mountain Hollow Store, Moonwood Botanicals/Mountain Hollow Farm, Mt. Savage 4-H Club, Shift: A Farm to Table Eatery, That Root Beer Man, and Wynter’s Haven as well as beekeeper Ben Cooper (and his honeybees), local talented musicians, and other dedicated volunteers.