Redwood's Harvest Festival a Painted, Carved, Well-Fed Success!

Redwood's First Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday brought dozens of visitors to the hamlet for a 5k road race, whopping plates of hot food, face painting, fresh produce, information about upcoming local events, literature on conservancy efforts around town, and the chance for kids to design their own Jack-o-Lanterns.

The day's events featured:
  • A 5k road race hosted by Noah's Ark Pre-School
  • A chicken barbecue fundraiser held by the Redwood Historical Society at the Redwood Tavern
  • Free face-painting provided by betterArts
  • Free Jack-o-Lantern design and carving, as well as pumpkin pie, provided by the Redwood Neighborhood Association and featuring pumpkins grown by Better Farm, Jim Stine, and Kim Duellman
  • Free literature on the Indian River Lakes Conservancy
  • Fresh produce for sale by Better Farm
Below are some photos from the day.

Many thanks to the Historical Society, Noah's Ark Pre-School, Kim Duellman from Hearts for Youth, members of the Redwood Neighborhood Association, and the Better Farm crew for helping out! See more photos from this event and other autumnal activities here.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.