Lunch & Learn: “A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm”

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Date(s) - July 2, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Cape Cod Museum of Natural History
Brewster

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The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster presents their popular series Lunch & Learn. We kick off the 2018 season with Out in Blue Fields, A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm with journalist Janice Riley and conservationist Stephen Spear authors of the book of the same name published by Schiffer Publishing, LTD, Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:30am

Spear’s family has owned the farm since 1973 and began cultivating blueberries exclusively in1986, selling thousands of pints each season. Riley and Spear will share photographs and personal reflection, practical knowledge and inspired thoughts on the reasons farming is important and the ways we find meaning in the natural world. Learn about the history of blueberry cultivation, the biodiverse flora and fauna on the farm, and facts about blueberries. Fans of stories about the natural world, farming, or simply Cape Cod, will appreciate this celebration of blueberries and a life lived close to the earth. Book signing to follow.

Janice Riley is a writer, photographer, webmaster, and documentary filmmaker.An avid gardener for thirty years, she has been a blueberry farmer for fifteen years. She holds a BA from Wellesley College.

Stephen Spear is a conservation specialist with the USDA-NRCS on Cape Cod. He has owned and operated Hokum Rock Farm for forty-four years. He holds a BS from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum

Advance Tickets Recommended: 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Sandwich choices include Roast Beef, Turkey Club or Tomato Basil

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133

Lunch & Learn: "A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm"


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