SARATOGA SPRINGS – Pitney Meadows Community Farm will turn its new “high tunnel” greenhouse into a festive facility for making holiday ornaments and decorations on Sunday, December 10.
At the “Holiday Ornament Festival” between 1 and 3 p.m., families will find all of the materials they need to make a wide range of decorations, including pine-cone bird feeders, painted gourds, recycled wrapping paper from newspapers, and ornaments from such natural materials as pine cones, acorns, walnuts, berries, and seed pods.
“Making holiday decorations from natural materials is a great family activity at this time of year, but it takes a lot of time and preparation,” said event co-organizer Kim Fonda, a former member of the Saratoga Artisan and Crafter Market. “We’ll make it easy by having a long list of materials available in one space. We’ll also provide expert assistance.”
Space heaters deployed in the high tunnel will make the space comfortable, no matter what the weather. Mike Fields from the Washington County Draft Animal Association will offer wagon rides with horses decked out and decorated for Christmas for all to enjoy a tour around the farm.
Hot chocolate, cider, Christmas cookies and other holiday refreshments will be served. Also, the Saratoga Santa will make a special appearance around 2:15 p.m. to wish everyone “happy holidays!”
A $5 per-person or $15 per-family donation is suggested. All proceeds will go towards the Children’s Greenhouse and Gardens, scheduled for construction in 2018.
Members of the Pitney Meadows team will be on hand to give tours, show all the progress that has been made in bringing the historic farm back to life, and answer questions about the farm project.
Space is limited, so please pre-register on the Pitney Meadows web site Here.. For more information, please call 518-290-0008 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pitney Meadows Community Farm is located at 223 West Avenue in Saratoga Springs.