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The Historic Johnson Farm is continuing its successful noontime series of
activities designed to relieve cabin fever, which allows participants to share
and expand friendships. This year we are
highlighting travel as well as backyard activities. Join us for one
or all four of the noontime
Participants should bring their own bagged lunch and the volunteers at
the farm will provide beverages and a delectable dessert to enjoy while taking
part in the day’s activity.
Each session begins at and is only $5.00. If you wish, you can
come early at
and take a guided tour the historic farmhouse and grounds for just an extra
$2.00 before the program begins. Please call for reservations 828-891-6585 so
there is enough of our delicious dessert to go around. The farm is
located at 3346 Haywood Road,
Hendersonville, NC 28791, across from the Rugby Middle School.
“LUNCH’N LEARN” – Antique
Tools A hands- on in depth review and discussion of a wide selection of
antique tools accumulated by local collector, Mr. Tony Taddeo. He
will bring tools you never saw before;
handy items that were used to make jobs easier before the advent of power
tools. Bring your lunch, beverages and
dessert provided. Fee is $5.00 per person
February 18, 2014
Noon – “LUNCH’N LEARN” Keeping Bees Safely
Listen to bee keeper Stuart Van Meter to learn how to keep bees and
harvest honey for your own use. Bring your lunch, beverages and dessert
provided. Fee is $5.00 per person.
– “LUNCH’N LEARN”
Johnson Farm Firsts. A fascinating peek at life on the Johnson
Farm as the family became the FIRST in this truly rural mountain area to own a
radio, get indoor plumbing, electrify their home, get a telephone and
more. Bring your lunch, beverages and
dessert provided. Fee is $5.00 per person.
March 18, 2014 at 11:30
AM - “LUNCH’N LEARN”
Ready, Set Garden! Gardening in these Mountains. The volunteer
gardeners of Historic Johnson Farm will discuss a variety of gardening tips including soil preparation, the best time to fertilize, selecting perennials suited for this area and the best time of year to plant each variety. This Lunch N Learn session includes a brief walking tour of the flower gardens at the farm. Bring your lunch, beverages and dessert provided. Fee is $5.00 per person.
- “LUNCH’N LEARN” Attracting
Hummingbirds. A representative from Valley Agriculture will
be on hand to give expert advice on attracting these fascinating birds to your
home garden. Bring your lunch, beverages and dessert provided. Fee is
$5.00 per person.
The farm is open Tuesday-Friday from 8:00 AM to
2:30 PM. There is no charge to walk the
grounds. You can enjoy one of the guided
tours of the brick farmhouse, boardinghouse and other buildings which
is available at at $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children and preschoolers are free.
Historic Johnson Farm is a heritage education
center owned by Henderson County Public Schools and managed by the non-profit
Henderson County Education Foundation, Inc. It depends on public support to
operate. The farm was a gift to the public schools by the late Vernon and
Leander Johnson. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a NC Cultural Treasure.
The Historic Johnson Farm is an interesting and
entertaining place to visit with your friends and family, visitors and
grandchildren. The donkeys and sheep
will always welcome visitors. The farm
is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features the oldest
brick home in Henderson County, 11 historic structures, animals, nature trails,
picnic tables, and 15 acres of forest fields and streams. The tours include a
visit with the Heritage Weavers who currently occupy the former boarding
house. They offer a variety of classes in fiber arts.
The farm is located at 3346 Haywood Road,
Hendersonville, NC 28791, across from the Rugby Middle School. Phone
is 828-891-6585. (www.historicjohnsonfarm.org)