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Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Food, Fiber and Flowers

Booker T. Washington National Monument is a wonderful place to visit in the area. Admission is free and you get to tour the farm area, recreated to be like it was when Booker T. Washington was a child. There are animals to watch, buildings to tour and trails to walk. For children, they have booklet you can get and the children can use them as a scavenger hunt as they walk around. It helps get them really interested and paying attention to what is going on.

For homeschoolers, you can contact BTWNM and they will send you a list of classes they offer, again at no charge.

They also offer talks on various topics to the general public. All you have to do is show up.

For August 28th at 2 pm, the topic is Food, Fiber and Flowers. Tour the parks garden, crop fields and farm animal areas to learn about the cultivation and uses of plants, animals, land and labor on an 1850's tobacco plantation. Call (540) 721-2094 for more information.

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