A day of education and fun about birds, bees, flowers and seeds is planned from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, 217 Hewett Road, in Somerville.

Experienced farmers will help people get their garden off to a great start, whether they are 5 or 85 years old, according to a news release from the family farm.

Briggs Farm will give visitors a guided look at hive equipment and explain how a hive is structured and how bees build frames of honeycomb. They can learn what types of tools are used by beekeepers during inspections, and how hives are overwintered in the north.

The master gardeners from Crystal Lake Farm and Nursery will answer questions on good habitat for birds, pollinators and other beneficial insects, and help people select the right plants for their home.

Sand Hill Farm will help children start seeds to take home, and will have their seedlings for sale to get gardens started.

Summit Farm will bring its hand-crafted bird houses as well as garden hods and trays to collect and to serve a harvest.

The 42 kid goats of Pumpkin Vine Family Farm will be on hand to provide some furry love. Moms will receive a free bouquet of farm-grown daffodils.

The Farmers Market at the farm will be open every Sunday between Mothers’ Day and Christmas, with wide array of local products.

For more information, visit the farms Facebook page, email [email protected] or call 549-3096.


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