Date(s) - May 19, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a free, family-friendly opening event, unveiling a brand-new exhibition in the Sipprelle Unity Garden at Updike Farmstead, the Garden State History Garden.
Ongoing from 1 pm to 4 pm:
- Use the HSP mobile app to explore the new Garden State History Garden, a living, growing display of Princeton and New Jersey’s agricultural history, including stories about farming during wartime, gentleman farmers, and the Poor Farm workhouse in northern Princeton, among many others.
- Participate in a garden craft for children
- Complete a scavenger hunt around the Updike Farmstead grounds
- Bring a picnic lunch or snack to enjoy on the property
At 2:00 pm:
Enjoy a screening of Farming in New Jersey’s Millstone Valley: Past and Present in the Wojciechowicz Barn followed by a panel discussion.
- Produced by the Millstone Valley Preservation Coalition of Rocky Hill (MVP), in association with the Van Harlingen Historical Society of Montgomery, the 35-minute video documentary describes the 300-year agricultural history of the area, culminating with the local farm-to-table movement. MVP Coalition President Brad Fay will introduce the film.
- A panel discussion about women in farming today will follow the film, featuring:
- Pam Mount, Terhune Orchards
- Maia Saito, Cherry Valley Pastures at Cherry Valley Coop
- Stephanie Harris, President, NJ Chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association
- Tessa Lowinske Desmond, Princeton University research scholar in the Program in American Studies