Aug. 24: Sustainable practices

Amish farm near Dover subject of field trip

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10:18 a.m., Aug. 5, 2013--Sustainable practices will be the focus of a field trip to an Amish farm near Dover, Del., on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The field trip is sponsored by the University of Delaware Department of Animal and Food Sciences, the Mt. Cuba Center and the Society of Natural History of Delaware.

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The Amish raise and preserve almost all of their own food, and use synthetic pesticides.

Stops will include the Yoder farm, a furniture store, a produce market, a wood stove store and a store that sells clothes and hats.

Those who plan to attend can meet at the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control parking lot at 12:15 p.m. The parking lot can be reached by turning west from U.S. 13 onto Loockerman Street, then right at the next traffic light. It is behind the post office.

There will be a briefing and participants will carpool to the Yoder farm.

Those planning to attend from northern Delaware can meet at 10:30 a.m. at the park and ride lot at the intersection of Routes 4 and 896, just south of UD’s David M. Nelson Athletic Complex.

For reservations, contact Al Matlack at amatlack@udel.edu or 302-239-5383.

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