Last week the William Harris Homestead participated in Lettuce Cook! A Garden to Table Summer Camp. The camp took place at the Field Garden and the Ag Center for most of the week and the William Harris Homestead on Thursday. While at the Homestead, campers learned about early food preservation and agriculture practices of the nineteenth century. The campers also learned about bees and beekeeping from Bold Springs Apiary and went on an herb walk led by Anne-Marie Bilella of Bella Vista Farm. The day was rounded out with crafts! Campers made a rosemary infused vingarette with rosemary from the Homestead’s herb garden, corn husk dolls, and kindness rocks.
Check out the Walton Wellness Instagram page for more information and pictures from Lettuce Cook!
The Colonial Dames of America Georgia Piedmont Chapter XXXIII held one of their monthly meetings earlier in June at the William Harris Homestead. The Colonial Dames of America Georgia Piedmont Chapter XXXIII are huge supporters of the William Harris Homestead, and even adopted the Homestead as their chapter’s philanthropy project. The Colonial Dames are responsible for many of our interpretative signage, including the smokehouse and entrance signs.
We love The Colonial Dames Georgia Piedmont Chapter XXIII!