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As seen in THE WINDFALL - 10/28/76
Robin Stanley, Sherwood Demonstration Garden Publicity Coordinator, noted, we have been thrilled to have so many school groups touring the garden, some on a regular basis. Our tour guides get the kids hooked from the moment they enter the garden, with observations of critters large and small that live in the garden, and plants that the kids have never seen, such as succulents. Tours are tailored to the age of our visitors, but we believe that all kids leave the garden with a better understanding of their food, their backyards, and their environment."
Later that day at the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony, students learned about local culture and history, restoration and maintenance of natural resources, and sustainable agricultural practices. The spectacular 272-acre Placerville farm, at 941Cold Springs Road, is a fascinating part of El Dorado County history. Listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places, the Wakamatsu Community Farm is a unique part of California's agricultural legacy.
Campaign and Communication Manager, Melissa Lobach, noted, “The American River Conservancy is looking forward to expanding educational programs at the Wakamatsu Community Farm. Learning opportunities on this historical working farm are practically endless. For more information about field trips and programs for learners at Wakamatsu, please contact wakamatsu@ARConservancy.org or 530-621-1224.”