Sometimes spending a day in the country is all a city-dweller needs to recharge. This Saturday, May 11, W.B. Saul High School for Agricultural Sciences is inviting Philadelphians to do just that. Saul’s annual Country Fair Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school’s 150-acre campus at 7100 Henry Avenue in Roxborough. The school’s biggest annual fundraising event will feature demonstrations, games, a plant sale, food trucks, a silent auction, a “horsey baby shower,” and cow plop bingo. (We’ll leave that last one to your imagination.) Money raised through the event supports the school’s hand-on approach to teaching students about agriculture, animal sciences, horticulture, and natural resource management.
Weavers Way’s Henry Got Crops! CSA, a community supported agriculture partnership between Weavers Way and Saul High School, will also be on hand with information about their CSA. You can sign up to support the on-site farm by becoming a CSA shareholder, and they will be offering an orientation for new members. The Henry Got Crops! CSA differs from some CSAs in that all vegetables are grown on-site, and they don’t purchase vegetables from other farms. Additionally, Weavers Way Community Program’s farm educator teaches Saul students about small-scale, sustainable agriculture and distribution through the CSA.