Village Earth Week
April 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until April 25, 2021
Seed, sow, celebrate! Join us throughout the week for a wide variety of talks, walks, workshops, and activities related to nature, ecology, stewardship, and our climate. Our interpreters will host talks exploring the deep connections between the environment and early 19th-century life and begin the seasonal work of preparing and planting the fields and gardens. This week will feature a different theme each day:
Saturday, April 17: Spring has sprung!
Watch as farm fields and gardens are prepared for planting! Come and help harvest parsnips at the Freeman garden. Stop by the Towne garden to see early flowers in bloom.
Sunday, April 18: Seeds
Watch as farm fields and gardens are prepared for planting! Help sow early crops like onions and peas in the Freeman garden, and learn where farmers got seeds in the 1830s.
Monday, April 19: Patriots’ Day
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Tuesday, April 20: Sowing
It is time to start planting! Help sow early crops like onions and peas in the Freeman garden, watch farmers plant field crops, or grab a seed to plant at home.
Wednesday, April 21: Pollinators
Today is dedicated to the insects that make our food system flourish! Learn about OSV’s honeybee hives, our many other pollinators, and the plants that help pollinators thrive.
Thursday, April 22: Celebrate Earth Day
Join OSV as we celebrate Earth Day! Earth Day will feature a host of special talks on weather, nature, composting, and more! Watch as our gardeners prepare for the growing season.
Friday, April 23: Trees
From Chestnut to Hickory, many tree species played a vital role in the forest ecology and regional economy of New England in the 1830s. Visit our Cooper shop, Woodland Walk, and sawmill to learn more about these iconic New England plants.
Saturday, April 24: Wild & Cultivated Herbs
Join costumed historians for talks on wild and cultivated herbs popular in the 19th century, and visit the households to see how these seasonal foods found their way into the rural New England diet.
Sunday, April 25: Stewardship: Native & Non-native Species
Many nonnative species are challenging the populations of the native flora of New England. Iconic species such as the American Elm, Hemlock, and Maple all face threats from invasive plants, fungi, and insects. Join us for talks on how you can help protect native plants.
Times: The Village is open 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. Please make sure to reserve/purchase tickets before arriving! See details below.
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