2011-09-22 / About Town

Two-mile walkthrough Sunday at Watson Farm

Historic New England’s Watson Farm will host a special tour on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 2 to 5 p.m., which will include a two-mile walkthrough the extensive seaside farm.

Farm Managers Don and Heather Minto will lead visitors on a stroll around the farm. The evolution of the farm itself will be placed in the larger context of the local island community and Rhode Island history. The tour will focus on the land, people and natural resources of Narragansett Bay, and the importance of preserving historic landscapes. Tied closely with this tour and discussion of agriculture will be a dialogue on local food production’s past, present and future.

The tour begins in the Watson Farm Barnyard. Cost is $8 per person, $3 for Historic New England members.

For more information, call 423- 0005.

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