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TASTE: Milpa

October 24, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Pumpkins on the farm

Join The Ecology Center for a harvest festival for the whole family!

We’ve reimagined the traditional harvest festival as a multi-sensory celebration of history, culture, and the land that nourishes us all. Following the success of last spring’s TASTE: Strawberry, the autumn edition of our TASTE festival series is designed for children and their families to enjoy an immersive experience of art, music, flavor, and fun. Capacity for this special event is limited, so sign up today!

The story of the milpa begins long ago, when human beings first began to farm this land. Corn provides a sturdy structure for growing plants, lifting them up to reach the warm sunlight. Beans climb the cornstalk while spreading their network of roots through the earth, stabilizing the soil and nourishing it with nitrogen and other minerals. Squash vines twine and tangle over the ground, their large leaves providing shade and moisture to protect the delicate seedlings.

These plants do more than provide nourishment to our bodies. They provide a pattern for growing strong cultures and healthy communities. By aligning our Village life with the patterns of nature—structure, nourishment, protection—we can sustain our ancestors’ legacy to ensure an abundant future for all.

Join us on an imaginative journey as we discover how the story of the milpa nourishes our story as a community.


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October 24, 2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz Street
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 92675 United States
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The Ecology Center