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Join us for our Judy's Day Family Festival on September 25th

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1 year 14 weeks ago
Take a journey of the Americas and discover the food plants that have shaped the cultures, communities, and industries of North, Central and South America at Cornell Plantations, on Sunday, September 25 from 1 to 5 pm in the F. R. Newman Arboretum. Visitors can enjoy hands-on activities, music, storytelling and delicious food at this fun and educational festival. 

This year’s festival theme is “Food Plants of the Americas,” focusing on plants and their unique relationships to their places of origin.  "Every other year we celebrate plants through unique programming, which is brought to life by an army of dedicated Plantations staff and volunteers. Some of the fun activities this year include making ‘fufu’ from Cassava, pounding hickory nuts into milk, and whistling with acorns," said Raylene Ludgate, Plantations’ youth education coordinator and planner of Judy’s Day.
 
Cornell Plantations celebrates Judy’s Day in memory of Judy Abrams. Judy loved children and visited classrooms. She was an avid gardener and a great friend to Plantations before she passed away in 1996. This program started through the generosity of Judy’s family and friends, to celebrate Judy's love of life, work, kids, and the natural world. Judy’s Day has greatly expanded by generous grants from the Saquish Foundation and SIRUS Fund.
 
Date/time: Sunday, September 25, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: No admission is charged for Judy’s day, but we ask participants to “pay what they can”.  Suggested donations of $5 per person will go towards keeping great programming like Judy’s Day accessible to our community.
Location: Free parking is available at Cornell’s B-Lot off Route 366 (near the Vet school); shuttles will take visitors to the event.

For more information call 607-255-2400.