This Saturday, the Alice Ferguson Foundation opened its doors to families and community members for this year’s Hard Bargain Farm’s Spring Farm Festival. Having started as a plant sale more than three decades ago, the Spring Farm Festival has grown into a family event. Visitors had the opportunity to meet the farm’s barnyard animals, watch live blacksmith demonstration, learn about submarine racing, and enjoy hay rides, art and crafts, and live music.
Musical performances – from folk to rock and everything in between – have long been a tradition at Spring Farm Festival. This year, our live music stage featured Ryan Thompson, NCB, Good Gravy, and Lynn Hollyfield. Kids’ activities this year included face painting, a critter touch tank, an interactive rain runoff demonstration, Junior Ranger Activities by park rangers from Fort Washington National Park, crafts and art, and more.
All proceeds from the event and plant sale go towards supporting the Foundation’s core programs, which include environmental education programs that serve more than 10,000 students each year, and litter and trash prevention and education outreach efforts across Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
The Alice Ferguson Foundation encourages connections between people, the natural environment, farming and the cultural heritage of the Potomac River Watershed, which lead to personal environmental responsibility.