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Wool: Farm to Yarn
April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bergen, New York and Greenwich, New York
Thursday, April 22, 2021
10am and 12:30pm
40 minutes in duration
Students will visit Orchard View Farm in Bergen, NY and Battenkill Fibers in Greenwich, NY.
Orchard View Farm began in 2002 with two sheep and has grown to as many as 50 ewes, depending on the time of year. Battenkill Fibers Carding & Spinning Mill was founded in 2009 and the mill produces 100-150lbs of artisan quality natural-colored and dyed semi-worsted yarn daily using refurbished traditional milling machinery. During this virtual field trip your students will see a sheep farm in action – watching lambs be fed, see sheep in their pasture, and learn about shearing. They will then witness how they raw wool is processed into yarn at the mill. Your students will have the opportunity to ask questions live to the farmer and mill owner.
There are two opportunities to connect for this virtual field trip at 10am and 12:30pm.