Friends in Fellowship: Quaker Farming: Farms, Gardens, and Seeds 

February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Schuylkill Monthly Meeting
37 N Whitehorse Rd
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Grace Sharples Cooke

this event is OFF SITE at Hunt’s Eden Valley Farm

  • 10:00 AM Meeting for Worship at Schuylkill Monthly Meeting in Phoenixville. Friends will attend Meeting for worship and then drive to John Hunt’s Eden Valley Farm.
  • 11:45 AM Eden Valley Farm – for lunch and discussion with William Woys Weaver, author of Heirloom Vegetable Gardening. He will be joined by Dancing Wolf, a heritage gardener, and our hosts, the farm owners, John and Penny Hunt.

William Weaver is a food historian and the author of sixteen books including A Quaker Woman’s Cookbook (1982, new edition 2004)—America Eats (1989), and The Christmas Cook (1990).  Weaver has been featured on Good Morning America, and National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, and served as a contributing editor to GOURMET. He was Associate and Art Editor of The Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. His newest book, Creative Pickling is in development with Rizzoli (New York) and a reprint of Heirloom Vegetable Gardening, will be released soon. Weaver received his doctorate in food tourism and cultural ethnography at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Stephen Smith lives in Guthrie Kentucky and is part Cherokee, with the Indian name Dancing Wolf. He has published a book on the genetics of heirloom corn and is pursuing a degree in agriculture from Austin Peay State University. Dancing Wolf is President of “Seeds of Preservation Independence” and will join the Roughwood Seed Archive in May 2018 as a working partner in the project.