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2016 D-Town Farm 10th Annual Harvest Festival

Schedule of Activities

Saturday, September 17

Opening Ceremony

Time

Title

Description

Presenter

12:00-12:45p.m.

Drum Call

Welcome

Libations

Join us for this lively kick-off of the harvest festival.

Drummers

Malik Yakini

Rev. Mayowa Reynolds

12:45-2:00 p.m.

Recorded Music

 Reggae, soul and more

DJ Idris Nia

  Children's Village

 1:00-4:00 p.m. Bounce House, Arts and   Crafts Fun activities for children 12 and under. Children's Village Volunteers

 1:00-4:00 p.m.

 Face Painting

Beautiful, creative designs

Goddess Alex

1:00-4:00 p.m. Horses Come learn about and experience horses
 Motor City Horsemen

 3:00-3:50 p.m.

Earth Oven Pizza Making

Youth participants will learn the basic art and science of an outdoor earth oven in a hands-on, interactive pizza-making workshop.

Food Warriors Staff


Learnshop Schedule

Time

Title

Description

Presenter

2:00-2:50 p.m.

One's Trash, One's Treasure

Composting 101

Learn how to turn some of the things we call trash into one of nature's greatest treasures. "Composting 101" will take you through the four basic elements of composting, composting best practices and provide tips for being successful.

Kadiri Sennefer Ra

2:00-2:50 p.m.

So You Want to Start a Garden?

This learnshop is for novice gardeners and will help answer questions about where to plant, what to plant, when to plant and what tools are needed. Participants will receive a list of local resources that can assist gardeners.

Jerry Ann Hebron

 

3:00 -3:50 p.m.

Bee Keeping for Beginners

This learnshop will focus on the lives of bees and the art of beekeeping. We will take a look at the bee life cycle, colony social structure, roles, work assignments and duties.  We will also explore basic beekeeping equipment, tools and methods. 

 

Karanja Famadou

3:00 -3:50 p.m.

Immune Boosting Herbs, Tea, Tinctures, and Vinegars!

 

Learn how to boost the immune system with herbal teas, tonics and tinctures from medicinal plants that are easy to grow or gather.  Sample delicious herbal brews, relax and learn in this interactive learnshop.

Lottie Spady

 

 

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.   Keynote Address - "Continuing Our Sacred Mission"

      Hanifa Adjuman

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.    Live Music - Ras Kente and the Take No Prisoners Posse

 


Sunday, September 18

Community Discussion

Time

Title

Description

Presenters

12:00 -1:00 p.m.

Food Security Policies in Detroit

The discussion will include an overview of the updated Detroit Food Security Policy for the City of Detroit and other policies that impact the food system, information about how you can get involved in advocacy for good food policies, and resources for activities related to the food system.

Kibibi Blount-Dorn and

Amy Kuras of the Detroit Food Policy Council

 

 Children's Village

 1:00-4:00 p.m. Bounce House Arts and Crafts
 Fun activities for children 12 and under.
 Children's Village Volunteers
 1:00-4:00 p.m. Face Painting Beautiful, creative designs. Goddess Alex

 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Hay Ride

Enjoy a hay ride around D-Town Farm.

Kadiri Sennefer Ra

 3:00-3:50 p.m.

Earth Oven Pizza Making

(Limited to the first 25 children)

Youth participants will learn the basic art and science of an outdoor earth oven in a hands-on, interactive pizza-making workshop.

Food Warriors Staff


Learnshop Schedule

Time

Title

Description

Presenter

2:00-2:50 p.m.

Dried and Gone to Heaven

 

Dehydration is a method for removing moisture from foods.  We will discuss basic steps to, good foods for and benefits of using this lost traditional method of preserving food.

 

Tabia Coulibaly

2:00-2:50 p.m.

Self-determined Urban Farming

 

Growing food in Detroit is a challenging undertaking, Donnie Jones has been farming through the obstacles for several years. Donnie will share tools that he has utilized with success and tips to deal with farming in an urban environment.

Topics to be addressed include but not limited to:

Home transplant production,

growing with natural goods and marketing in Detroit

 

Donald Jones

Occupy Yourselves Agricultural Academy

 

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Culture and Food

This food demonstration will teach you how to prepare a black eye pea salad wrapped in a raw collard green.

Chef Nezaa Bandele

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.

Learn about Off Grid Solar Power? That's Ryte!

 

 

 

The Engineering Director of the Ryter Cooperative Industries and designer of D-Town farms off-grid energy "Dirul Energy Station" will share the many applications for solar energy, the solutions deployed at the farm and upcoming additions to this growing agricultural energy project. 

Ali Dirul

 

 
4:00 - 4:50 p.m.   DJ  Idris Nia

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.    Live Music - Drummers of the African Diaspora

“There is no culture without agriculture!!!”