Saturday, September 08, 2018  2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark -


2018 4th Annual Farm2Fork

Join the Delaware Historical Society for a Youth Workshop
led by Award-winning food & nutrition journalist and community activist
Toni Tipton-Martin
to celebrate the Fourth Annual Farm2Fork!


Saturday, September 8, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Read House Garden

Recommended for ages 9 to 14 years old
Reservations required and space is limited
- click here to reserve now!

Toni Tipton-Martin’s award-winning food journalism and publications place black women at the center of a process of teaching, learning and transmitting culture through apprenticeship and observation. Through her work as a community activist and teacher, she continues these important cultural traditions. As part of Read House and Gardens’ Farm2Fork event, she will conduct a youth workshop to engage area organizations around issues of food justice, nutrition and African American culture. The Mitchell Center is collaborating with the Delaware Center for Horticulture and managers of their urban farms programs to make sure children from the Boys and Girls Clubs participate in the youth workshop.

Co-sponsored by

Delaware Historical Society         Delaware Humanities Forum



Read House & Gardens, National Historic Landmark


Read House & Gardens
42 The Strand
New Castle, Delaware 19720
(302) 322-8411

On the New Castle riverfront, in the heart of the old city, the twenty-two room, 14,000-square-foot National Historic Landmark Read House dominates the streetscape with a monumental simplicity and distinctive Philadelphia architectural style. Designed for George Read II, son of a Delaware signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the house combined innovative Federal period design and advanced technological systems to create comfort and refinement.

Outside formal gardens installed in 1848 provided enjoyment for the late nineteenth and early twentieth century residents and continue to delight visitors today. Beneath the soil the layered history of Delaware's earliest inhabitants and settlers survives. Their story unfolds through ongoing archaeology on the property.


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The Delaware Historical Society is the statewide, non-profit organization that explores, preserves, shares, and promotes Delaware history, heritage, and culture to strengthen our community.