Spring on the Oliver Kelley Farm

For immediate release

Release dated: 
February 15, 2017
Media contacts: 

Lauren Peck, 651-259-3137, lauren.peck@mnhs.org
Jessica Kohen, 651-259-3148, jessica.kohen@mnhs.org

Spring on the Oliver Kelley Farm

As the Oliver Kelley Farm kicks off its open season in April and May, visitors can experience the goings-on of spring on a working farm. Help plant gardens, tend growing crops and meet newborn animals on the historic farm and in the new Farm Lab.

Spring events and programs include:

  • Plan Your Garden for Seed Saving Workshop: March 11, 9 a.m.-Noon, $15/$13 MNHS members
    Create a garden plan and learn techniques for seed-saving from year to year.
  • Seed Savers Exchange: March 12, 2-4 p.m., Free
    At this annual event, discover rare and heirloom seeds, learn from a gardening expert and take home seeds to plant.
  • Egg-Stravaganza Cooking Workshop: April 8, 9-11 a.m., $18/$16 MNHS members
    Head to the Learning Kitchen for a hands-on workshop on new and unique ways to use hard-boiled eggs.
  • Bird House Building Workshop: April 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $5 with regular admission
    Drop in and craft a home for birds, which aid farmers in insect control and pollination.
  • Grand Opening Celebration: May 6 & 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free with regular admission
    A weekend officially opening the farm’s newest spaces with guest chef demos, live music, food and much more.
  • Mother’s Day Weekend: May 13 & 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Free with regular admission
    Spend a weekend exploring spring on the farm from the 1860s to today. Mothers are admitted free when accompanied by a child.