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Swallowtail Farm Fall Festival Celebrates Local Artisans

Leela Robinson leads a “Yoga for Gardeners” workshop, showing visitors how to do yoga with bamboo canes that mimic long handled garden tools. Photo by Mariana Riquezes /WUFT News.
Leela Robinson leads a “Yoga for Gardeners” workshop, showing visitors how to do yoga with bamboo canes that mimic long handled garden tools. Photo by Mariana Riquezes /WUFT News.

Swallowtail Farm held its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Nov. 14th. The day was filled with workshops, farm tours, a variety of food and beer, live music, demonstrations and kids’ activities.

The festival brought the Alachua community together to celebrate local artisans and the changing of the season. Visitors were able to take hayrides to see the farm's property, relax among the farm’s pine trees while listening to live music and participate in interactive workshops.

The workshops were a major part of the festival and gave visitors the opportunity to learn more about an array of different topics. Some of the workshops included bee-keeping basics, yoga for gardeners and vegan fertilizing.

Swallowtail Farm dedicates its efforts towards practicing sustainable farming while having a focus on conservation of resources and chemical-free fields. The farm does not use synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or any other chemicals.

 

Mariana is a reporter who can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.