GHENT, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Hawthorne Valley is hosting its 50-anniversary celebration of Roots to Renewal on October 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join Hawthorne Valley in celebrating renewing soil, society and self.

Giveaways and entertainment will be offered at this event along with more to make this a great experience for all. Some offerings are included in the list below.

  • Roots to Renewal: a 50 Anniversary film premiere 
  • A Founders and Pioneers panel discussion reflecting on the early years at Hawthorne Valley. 
  • Premiere screening of an episode of HUDSY TV’s original series This Organic Life featuring Hawthorne Valley Farm. 
  • Performances of The Earth on the Turtle’s Back, a puppetry presentation by The Magical Puppetree with gratitude to the Haudenosaunee community. 
  • Readings by Hudson Valley poets Billie Chernicoff, Evelyn Reilly and Stacy Szymaszek. 
  • Music and entertainment provided by The Kitchen Kaylie Band and Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School’s Chamber Orchestra. 
  • Contra Dancing with Aldo Lavaggi and friends. 
  • Informational booths and tabling by Alkion + Alkion Press, Center for Social Research, Lightforms Art Center, Farmscape Ecology Program, Hawthorne Foods, Hawthorne Valley Bakery + Creamery, Hawthorne Valley Place-Based Learning Center, and The Nature Institute. 
  • What’s Really Good BBQ (cash only), Urugula Creative Cuisine, Fortune’s Ice Cream, and Maple Leaf Sugaring will be in attendance to solve your cuisine cravings

Hawthorne Valley is known as a place to rediscover one’s connection to nature, how food is produced and us as participants in a natural ecosystem. For more information, visit the Hawthorne Valley Website. Hawthorne Valley is located at 327 CR 21C, Ghent, NY 12075.