Date(s) - 10/05/2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join us at the Ball-Sellers House as we help celebrate Urban Gardening with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and historical reenactor and AFAC gardener Sandy Newton who will demonstrate each step in the colonial process of making fabric from flax. From pretty blue-flowered flax in the garden to breaking, carding, spinning, and weaving, Sandy will show us how our forebearsdid it all using the same tools they used. Learn how colonial gardeners tilled, fertilized, and nurtured their food and herb gardens. The Ball-Sellers House and garden will be open for free tours starting at NOON and Sandy Newton will speak at 1:00 about producing fabric from flax. We’ll have some tasty colonial treats and beverages. AFAC gardeners will show you their garden handiwork and offer tips on growing your own. Several AFAC gardens will also be open elsewhere in the county.