Education, Outreach and Awareness

Education, Outreach and Awareness

The Friends of MKR Farm sponsors many outreach and awareness activities including support for the MKR Elementary School in Gainesville, Florida.  The Friends also sponsors annual walks, talks, and cracker holiday.

Annual Meeting of the Friends of MKR Farm

The Friends of MKR Farm annual meeting is

Saturday, DEC 7 | 2 PM | at the PARK

Donna Green-Townsend will present 'Life and Time in Cross Creek" of her life at Cross Creek.  Donna's talk will include photos and  short video clips she recorded with Rip Torn, J.T. Glisson and Snow, and Ella Mae Slater. 

Annual Holiday Open House

Celebrate the holidays "cracker-style" at the farm.  Ranger staff and Friends decorate the homestead with natural materials from around the area. 

 December 14 | from 5-7 PM | at the PARK

Annual Big Scrub Walk

Cabbage palmetto or palm

The annual Big Scrub Walk was held March 2, 2019, led by Anne Pierce.  Twenty people gathered for the annual walk. Unfortunately, the Yearling Trail was again closed because of bear activity in the Juniper Prairie Wilderness.  Nonetheless, Anne led the group through a 2-mile Salt Springs Run Observation Trail, Hopkins Prairie and Silver Glen Springs Recreation Area.  All these sites are part of The Yearling near the Cal Long residence.  After lunch at Silver Glen Springs, the group made its way to the "boils" and for a dip in the spring.