ABC’s Celebration: Press Release

Friends of Boulder Knoll to Host Fall, “ABC’s Celebration:  Art, Bulbs and Community,” Oct. 3 & 4

Over two days – Sat., October 3rd and Sunday, the 4th – Friends of Boulder Knoll will celebrate its first season of Boulder Knoll Community Farm with a Fall “ABC’s Celebration” – featuring an art show & sale, fall bulbs for purchase and a Community Farm tour. All members of the local community – as well as other towns – are invited to attend the event, which is free. All proceeds from sales at the event will support the Friends of Boulder Knoll, Inc.. The Friends is a community-based, non-profit organization in Cheshire, CT with the mission of educating community members in the responsible uses of open space.

The art show, featuring the works of Meriden artist Bruce Dumas, will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Gidding’s Farm, 915 Boulder Road, Cheshire – (adjacent to Boulder Knoll Community Farm) – and on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 from 1 PM to 6 PM at the home of Greg Melville, 474 Maple Avenue, in Cheshire. In case of rain on Saturday, the art show will be held at the Melville home, 474 Maple Avenue.

Bruce Dumas works with acrylics on canvas and board, representing the landscapes, seascapes, and harbor scenes encountered on his field trips throughout the east coast (  Original paintings and fine art prints will be available for purchase.  Thirty percent of the sales of Mr. Dumas’s art will be donated to Friends of Boulder Knoll.

A bulb sale will also be conducted at the same locations and times on Saturday and Sunday with top quality daffodils, tulips and crocuses for fall planting.  A special ‘Boulder Knoll Sunflower’ daffodil mix will be available.  ‘Garden Angels’ can purchase bulbs that will be planted en masse this October at Boulder Knoll Community Farm.  All profits from the bulb sales will also be donated to the Friends of Boulder Knoll.

Tours of the Boulder Knoll Community Farm and gardens will be conducted on Saturday, October 3rd by shareholders of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) group at Boulder Knoll Community Farm, located at 800 Boulder Road in Cheshire. The farm is environmentally-sustainable and pesticide-free, and has provided healthy, local produce and herbs to thirty-five CSA shareholders this summer in its first year of operation. A portion of the crop was also donated weekly to neighborhood food banks. Information about the educational programs that have been conducted this year will be available. The CSA will double in size next year, and questions about what a CSA is, the benefits, costs and responsibilities of shareholders will be answered at the event.

A Community Potluck Luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 from noon to 2 PM in the CSA shed at Boulder Knoll Community Farm.  All are welcome to celebrate our community with a shared meal – if you wish to participate, please bring a recipe and something to eat made with CSA or local produce.

For further information, contact Greg Melville at 203-439-7003 or, or go to

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