SARATOGA SPRINGS – Pitney Meadows Community Farm and Waldorf School presented “Jump Into Fall,” a family-friendly fall festival taking place at Pitney Meadows Community Farm, 223 West Ave, Saratoga Springs on Saturday, October 15th.
The festival had:
- Interactive activities for children
- Music & stories throughout the day
- Sheep shearing
- A drum circle to join in
- A scavenger hunt around the farm
- Blacksmithing demos, and so much more!
Healthy snacks from some local restaurants and lots of wonderful like-minded businesses were at the event as well!
Admission for the event was FREE.
Pitney Meadows Community Farm’s mission is to celebrate and explore agricultural education, healthy food production, and recreation. We offer a broad array of opportunities to engage with the land and our community, including a community garden, community supported agriculture program, education programs, and an accessible trail system that is open to visitors dawn to dusk. In addition, the Farm donates more than 20,000 pounds of produce annually to food pantries and other social service organizations in the region.
“’Jump Into Fall’ offered a great opportunity for families to learn something new, experience the fun of autumn, and enjoy a day outside. Our partnership with the Waldorf School brings together two organizations committed to introducing our community to the natural world.” said Emily Rapp Eddy, event co-chair from Pitney Meadows.
At the Waldorf School of Saratoga, the healthy development of the whole individual, in mind, body, and spirit is placed in high importance. Through a focus on academics, music, art, and movement, their bountiful curriculum—based on established and evolving Waldorf principles—inspires creative thought, discourse, human connections, and experiential learning.
“Whether traveling to the Adirondack Mountains to study Astronomy, the Finger Lakes region to learn geology and hike the gorges, learning land stewardship through maintaining local trails, or collecting eggs from our chickens at our Forest Campus, our students understand that they are an integral part of the natural world and the community. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Pitney Meadows Community Farm for our Jump Into Fall Festival, where community and nature come together!” says Astrea Ravenstar, Administrator at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs.
Contributions from this event will support both organizations, foster future collaborations, help the farm to grow and distribute produce donations to neighbors in need, and support the Waldorf “Within Reach” tuition assistance program.