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Barlow and Belpre Libraries host apple cidering program

On Sept. 17, both the Barlow Branch Library and the Belpre Branch Library will host an educational program on apple cidering.

Presented by Bring the Farm to You, this fun, engaging and delicious hands-on program goes through the process of turning apples into apple cider. Bring the Farm to You will be bringing a grinder and cider press, locally grown apples, and all the equipment needed to make fresh cider right before participants’ eyes. Attendees will be able to learn about the history of apples and cider making, try their hand at cidering, and sample fresh cider!

These free programs begin at 10 a.m. at the Barlow Branch Library and 1 p.m. at the Belpre Branch Library. Space is limited for both events and registration is required. To sign up, stop by the front desk or call the Barlow Library at 740-678-0103 or the Belpre Library at 740-423-8381.

Bring the Farm to You is led by Christa Hein, a passionate educator, curriculum developer and farming advocate. After 15 years as the Education Director of a small organic farm and education center, Christa shifted her focus to Bring the Farm to You so that she could provide a deeper level of service, meeting people right where they are – in their schools, homes, businesses and communities.

Born into a German-immigrant family, Christa was exposed to farmsteading skills early in life, where her family always had a large garden, kept bees, and valued the result of hard work. Even though she grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, the old world was only as far away as her oma’s kitchen.

Living on a small farm in central Ohio with her can-build-anything husband Chris, and her spirited daughter Sequoia, Christa created Bring the Farm to You as a way to make her life her work and her work her life. “I went from bringing people from the city to the farm – and now I bring the farm to the city! I low showing people that farming is a state of mind that can happen anywhere!”

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