Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Lunch ‘n Learn "Blueberries!"


Lunch ‘n Learn

Out in Blue Fields, A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm

with Janice Riley and Stephen Spear


We kick off the 2018 Lunch ‘n Learn season with Out in Blue Fields, A Year at Hokum Rock Blueberry Farm with journalist Janice Riley and conservationist Stephen Spear authors of the book of the same name published by Schiffer Publishing, LTD, Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:30am 

Spear's family has owned the farm since 1973 and began cultivating blueberries exclusively in1986, selling thousands of pints each season. Riley and Spear will share photographs and    personal reflection, practical knowledge and inspired thoughts on the reasons farming is important and the ways we find meaning in the natural world. Learn about the history of blueberry cultivation, the biodiverse flora and fauna on the farm, and facts about blueberries. Fans of stories about the natural world, farming, or simply Cape Cod, will appreciate this celebration of blueberries and a life lived close to the earth. Book signing to follow.

Janice Riley is a writer, photographer, webmaster, and documentary filmmaker. An avid gardener for thirty years, she has been a blueberry farmer for fifteen years. She holds a BA from Wellesley College. Stephen Spear is a conservation specialist with the USDA-NRCS on Cape Cod. He has owned and operated Hokum Rock Farm for forty-four years. He holds a BS from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Admission: Non-Member $25 / Member $15 / Includes Program, Box Lunch & Museum  
Advance Tickets Recommended: 508-896-3867, ext. 133  
Sandwich choices include Roast Beef, Turkey Club or Tomato Basil

For more information please call: 508-896-3867, ext. 133