A Learning Experience about Farming and Ministry:
A Visit to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Farm
Day and Date: Sunday, October 13
Times: 3:00-6:00 PM
Nitty Gritty Dirt Farm
10386 Sunrise Rd
Harris, MN 55032
*We strongly encourage participants to carpool. Carpoolers will meet at United at 2:00 PM and return at approximately 7:00 PM.
Description: During our time at Nitty Gritty Dirt Farm, we will tour the farm and enjoy a nourishing meal of homemade soup and bread made in the on-site bread oven. Robin Raudabaugh '93 '02 (pictured), co-owner of Nitty Gritty Dirt Farm in Harris, Minn., will speak about the work of the farm, how it has evolved over time and how her work as a farmer is integral to her sense of calling as a minister in the United Church of Christ. We will also participate in some of the work of the farm. Activities may include bread baking or making apple cider.
About Nitty Gritty Dirt Farm: Nitty Gritty Dirt Farm is a 15-acre farm that operated for many years as a CSA (Community Support Agriculture) farm growing a wide variety of fresh, organically and sustainably grown vegetables, fruit, lamb, pork, turkey and chicken. Robin Raudabaugh and her partner, Gigi Nauer, serve as directors of the UCC Pilgrim Point Camp in Alexandra, Minn. As directors, they have shared many of their sustainable, community-building practices with the camp, such as composting, bread-baking, and growing vegetables onsite. The farm site now grows grapes and engages in community farming practices and land sharing with other farmers. Nitty Gritty Dirt Farm is intentional about their organic and sustainable farming practices, and their primary goal is to build community, relationships, and personal health and well-being around good food and the intentional living that creates it.
Registration: Register Online or contact Kiely Todd Roska, 651.255.6121.**
**This event is limited to 25 people.