Outdoors, Free, Pet & Kid Friendly Festival - HerbFest

 

  Join us each year, 2 each 3 day weekends outside with dogs welcome including pet petting for the kids.   Kids learn about growing plants, where food comes from ( not from local grocery store as is perception) and the benefits of organic produce locally produced.   

  Fun and learning times for kids sharing good times with family.   Free entertainment often by Franklin Academy band, performing arts, choral, art dept. and much more.   Come see us and have fun.

   HerbFest.

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Southern Peonies Available At HerbFest 


   
    Peonies are classic perennials north of the Mason Dixon line and one of the true heirloom heritage plants so many folks enjoy.  It's hard, if not impossible to leave the harsher Northern climates ( above Zone 6) and not dig up or take cuttings when moving South to reestablish the peonies one has grown up with, or whose family grew up with.   It's natural, we all do it. 

    The problem though is the colder weather varieties will not survive the warmer weather of Zone 7 and more.   After watching helplessly as the peonies die and fade away many people accept.......... "peonies will not live in the southern
U.S."..... but that is not true.  The right varieties of peonies do very well in the South and are true perennials meaning they live and come back year after year getting larger and more established as they do in the North.  Because of the multiple cultivars, the abundance of different color and flower combinations the flower is a must for the Southern garden.

   Many Southern gardeners do nothing to their peonies when the weather gets cold and simply ignore them.   Others make sure the last lawn cutting of the season is one where the peonies are cut down for the winter season.  Either leaving alone or cutting down is fine as the peonies will reemerge in the spring as the climate warms up.  Peonies are made for the South so don't give up, but choose the warm weather hardy varieties and enjoy being back home in your garden and landscape.   The HerbFest, benefitting Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment, sells Southern Perennial Peonies that last year after year.  Can leave standing throught winter and die back or cut to ground in fall. 
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Organically grown from organic seed source vegetable and tomato plants available at HerbFest -




 
Cantaloupe 
Cucumber 
Eggplant 
Pepper - Ancho Gigantia
Pepper - Jalapeno, Black Hungarian
Pepper - Fish 
Pepper - Long Red thick
Pepper - North Star
Pepper - Orange Bell
Squash - Multi Pick
Watermelon
Zucchini - Raven

 

Heirloom Tomatoes
     Beefsteak:  Heirloom type.  Red oblate shape, 12 ounces.  Likes long hot summers
     Brandywine (Red-Potato Leaf):  Large 20 ounce flavorful fruit.
     Cherokee Purple:  Dusty rose color.  The flavor rivals Brandywine.  Extremely sweet.  Productive plants, large crops of 12 oz. fruit.
     German Johnson:  Vigorous, hugh, meaty 14-22 ounce pink yellow fruit.  Low acid.
     Gold Medal:  Very little acid.  Large yellow streaked red firm and smooth tomato.  Winner of the 2008 tomato tasting.
     Green Grape:  Unique grape-like yellowish-green cherry tomatoes.  Extremely productive plants.  Spicy sweet 1" fruit.
     Hungarian Heart:  Hugh pink ox heart shape with few seeds.  One of our favorites for eating fresh, canning, and for making tomato sauce.
     Mexico Midget:  Hundreds of round 1/2" fruit with solid orange meat and a wonderful flavor.
     Mortgage Lifter:  Large 20 oz. pink, meaty with few seeds
     Moonglow:  Medium-sized bright orange fruit.  Orange meat, few seeds & winner of SSE's 2007 Heirloom Tomato Tasting.  Indeterminate.
     Pineapple Hawaiian:  28 oz. super sweet fruit.  Yellow with red streaks inside and out.  Listed as one of the top heirloom tomatoes by Rutgers.
     Roma:  Good tomato for sauce
 
Peppers
     Ancho Gigantia:  Heart shaped 2"x5".  Matures to reddish brown.  Standard Mexican variety for stuffing.
     Cayenne Long Red Thick:  Dark green to red, 7" long.  Adds zest to dips, can be pickled.
     Fish:  Variegated foliage on 18-24" plants.  Fruit is 2-3" long and ripen from cream with green stripes to orange with brown stripes to all red.  .
                 Perfect for Salsa.  Medium heat.
     Jalapeno, Black Hungarian:  Thick walled black Jalapeno
     North Star:  Sweet pepper, green to red, sets fruit even in bad weather.
     Orange Bell:  Blocky 4" by 3 1/2" fruit.  Thick fleshed with excellent sweet flavor and heavy yields.
 



For more fresh sources of organics try these suppliers:


Herbanite Bob

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Schedule of Events (Subject to Change):

   We are very happy to have the Wake Forest K-9 presenting and since these dogs are actually working we always will reserve the right to change their time of presentation to what is convenient for them.   Thank you for your understanding. 

Live D.J. music entertainment all day.

10 a.m.  - PetFest Parade starting at SEBTS ( everyone welcome to particpate starting there or join us as we prance through historic downtown South White Street to Festival Park). 

                Bring your ant farms, your goldfish, your birds, dogs, lizards, and even grasshoppers and enjoy the fun!! 

10 a.m. - Dogtopia offers free pet washes and SNAP-NC offers discounted rabies and pet microchip I.D. tags throughout day

10:30 a.m. - McGruff, The Tracker Dog, - How To Find Hidden Articles ( that is if McGruff can find Festival Park in time!!!! )  She is subject to getting lost - You'll love her and she you!!!

11 a.m. - Guide Dog Demonstration 

11:30 a.m. - Pet Look Alike Competition - Prize Awarded

12 - Southeast German Shepherd Rescue Dog Training Demo

12:30 - Wake Forest K-9 demo ( see caveat above)

1 p.m. - David Bissette Chicken Demo - Chicken Coops

2 p.m. - Best Dressed Pet Costume - Prize Awarded - See last year's particpants on video here.

3 p.m. - Millennium Academy - Animals Make Learning Fun!

 See  a Savannah Monitor, Bearded Dragons and Cadbury the Lop Rabbit. Listen to a discussion on  how Millennium Academy utilizes the animals in science, reading, writing and math.

 

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    The GJCAE hopes we can save you some money on your next trip and you will consider a small donation back to our programming from the money saved.   We have multiple videos and stories explaining the mission of the GJCAE on site.  100% of your donation goes to programming as not a dime of money is spent on anything else.  All work provided to the GJCAE is done completely by volunteers with no compensation or benefits in any way.   Thank you and,  as you see from the video below, be sure to enjoy your travels!!!

 

 

 

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 “The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say,” asserts French writer Anaïs Nin.

 

     For the past week, 10th grade students at Franklin Academy were treated to an intensive Essay Writing Workshop directed by local author, Richard Krawiec. Mr. Krawiec’s philosophy of writing is that there is no law that learning how to write research papers and other types of non-fiction has to be boring. Students were encouraged to relax, have fun, and write lively, creative pieces which can serve all their needs in any essay situation. Mr. Krawiec has published two novels, a collection of short stories, four plays, a screenplay, and many other works of fiction. He has published hundreds of short stories, poems, and essays. He writes a monthly column for the Raleigh News and Observer. Mr. Krawiec is also the recipient of many awards and fellowships. He currently teaches online at UNC-Chapel Hill. Mrs. Michele DeCamp and Mrs. Ruth Johnson, the Franklin Academy 10th grade English Teachers who worked with Mr. Krawiec felt the week was rewarding for the students.“It was so wonderful to see the students challenging themselves to move beyond the traditional five-paragraph essay and really think about what they were trying to convey through their writing. I teach them something similar throughout the year, but they always respond better when they hear it from multiple sources. Having a professional writer like Mr. Krawiec tell them something similar adds a tremendous amount of credibility to the idea,” said Mrs. DeCamp.

  Mr. Krawiec’s workshop is supported through a grant from the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County, Inc, with funds from the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, and Wake County Government and the Wake County Public School System. Additional support for the Artists in the Schools program is provided through generous grants from Franklin Academy Founder, Bob Luddy, Google Grants,  and the  Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment.

 

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ALL ABOARD!

 

Text Box:

 

November 28

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4:00-6:00pm

 

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Crossroads Entertainment

415 Brooks Street

Wake Forest, NC 27587

 

Come dressed in your pajamas and share in the magic of one of the best holiday films of all time, “The Polar Express”!  Bring your camera, as we have a special guest coming to bring something for all the kids! *There is NO charge for this event and  concessions will be sold during the movie

 

 Want to drop off the kids and go shopping or  have coffee downtown during the movie?   Volunteers from CiFFF (Citizens for Family-Friendly Festivals)  will take care of your children during the movie.  There is NO charge for the drop-off option but you must fill out a form when you arrive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to www.gjcae.org for more information, to volunteer and to read about upcoming projects!

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                       *Family Holiday Movie Night provided as a community gift courtesy of GJCAE.

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In Co-operation With Crossroads Junction, The Cotton Company & Festival Park, The Graham Johnson Cultural Arts Endowment Provides Free Feature Movies For Your Holiday Enjoyment.

               Drop off the kids in a friendly and safe environment, take off a couple of hours, shop, dine in downtown Wake Forest, as our gift to you for the holidays from the GJCAE.

                                                                                Happy Holidays Wake Forestonians

                                              

 

                                                                                                                  The Polar Express  will be shown on Nov. 28 at 4 p.m. @ Crossroads Junction - Plenty of Free Parking

 

                                                                                                                         On Dec. 12th  the feature will be The Santa Clause again at 4 p.m.@ Crossroads Junction

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cinematic Services Provided by:

 

                                                                                                                                                                                        

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