Farm festival is set for SRJC Shone Farm

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The Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm will hold its Fall Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The farm is located at 7450 Steve Olson Lane in Forestville. The event includes free admission and parking.

Farm activities will include U-pick pumpkins and other seasonal produce, apple pressing, wood milling demonstrations, a rotten-fruit slingshot, compost lessons, farm equipment displays, children’s activities and tours of the farm and forest. Many activities will be presented by the students of SRJC’s Agriculture & Natural Resources Department, supported by Shone Farm staff.

There will be a farm stand showcasing fall produce, Shone Farm wine and olive oil. Bulk oil will be available to purchase. Purchasers must bring their own bottle. Come hungry and affordably priced lunches featuring fresh Shone-grown ingredients will be available.

Shone Farm, a 365-acre farm in the Russian River Valley, has been used as a field laboratory and teaching resource for SRJC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources students for more than four decades. Students benefit from direct, hands-on experience as they learn about natural resource management and conservation, sustainable agriculture, wine making, viticulture, animal health and livestock management.

No dogs, except assistance dogs, are permitted at the farm.

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