Learning! at Harvest Weekend

As we start setting up for the big event this weekend, we're particularly excited about the local people sharing their work with demonstrations. Teapot, cup and colander by local potter Deborah Wilson.

Dry Stonewall Masonry with Scott George - If you've ever tried to put a stone wall together (or even a little edging for your garden) you know that this craft is a lot more complicated then it looks. Pick up some tips from an artist in the trade at Harvest Weekend. Saturday and Sunday, 11-2pm, a unique stone wall will grow in our display area between the market and the greenhouse.

Soapmaking with Nanny Naturals - With a few basic ingredients and a little chemistry know-how, fabulous bars of wonderfully scented soap are born. Learn about the process, check out their very extensive collection of scents, and meet a few of their partners in soap! Rumor has it that tiny, adorable, baby goats will be making an appearance.

Hand-thrown Pottery with Deborah Wilson - One of our very first Featured Local Artisans, we've enjoyed having the beautiful and functional pottery of Deborah Wilson at the market for several years. Don't miss this unique opportunity to see a talented potter in action! Visit her display area near the Potting Shed at 11:30 and 2:30 for demonstrations. Cordwood Masonry and Green Roofs with Peter Turkow - Cordwood Masonry is a sustainable building method that uses materials readily available in WNY. In his own words: "One of my personal favorites because of my own life experience, cordwood construction is fast becoming a popular form of sustainable construction in the US and abroad. A cost-efficient (can be built mortgage-free) and sustainable building method utilizing log ends (usually 12-24” in length) laid transversely in a mortar matrix consisting of sand, Portland cement, hydrated lime, and soaked sawdust.  Cordwood construction takes advantage of a dual layer wall system similar to a double paned window. The cavity between the inside and outside mortar walls is insulated with a mix of sawdust and a small amount of lime (rodent repellent) that keeps the home cool in the summer and holds in the heat in the winter." See the Rochester Green Living site to learn more.