Free Field Day on Most Diverse Small Farm
- Russ Heindsleman's Farm
RAIN OR SHINE
The Western Illinois Sustainable Agriculture Society invites all interested persons to a field day/farm tour/free lunch on Russ Heindselman's farm, in LaGrange, MO--possibly the most diverse small farm in the state of Missouri. The event will be held Saturday, October 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 709 Rte C #A. In case of inclement weather we will meet in nearby, inside facilities. Please bring lawn chairs.
Free lunch, served by LaGrange Garden Club, of Russ's farm-raised fish and Yoder's Bakery fried pies, on roofed patio. Door prizes of useful things, wood duck boxes, and "century bluebird boxes, will be awarded. Also free seedlings as prizes from Forrest Keeling Nursery. Donations to help with expenses, will be welcome.
Topics throughout the day will include: optimizing fruit, mast, timber, and shade production; enhancing natures' water, mineral, energy, and community dynamics to your advantage; recycling raccoons into catfish, bass, bluegill and crappy feed; ridding your property of sparrows and house flies; aerating a pond with gravity, watering pecan trees for free; recycling everything; dressing fish; growing apples raspberry, blackberry, pecans, hicans, 9 kinds of fish and bumper crops of vegetables; discovering, processing and using food and medicine at your feet and under your nose. DIRECTIONS: Take Route C exit at LaGrange off Hwy 61 east 1/2 mile to Field Day signs.
Folks wanting more information about the free field day are asked to call Edwin Waters at 217-894-7020 or 618-616-6776 or call Russ Heindselman at 573-655-4639.