Monday, April 11, 2011

SALT (Senior Adults Learning Together)

SALT is a nonprofit corporation offering "enrichment learning" to people 55 and up, and they hold sessions on four consecutive Mondays every spring and fall. Sponsored by a coalition of churches in Dakota County, their goal is to appeal to a variety of interests by offering four speakers (two speakers each hour) during the morning followed by a lunch and some entertainment.
Today's sessions were held in the Church of the Risen Savior off County Road 42 in Apple Valley, and I was especially pleased to do my Farm Heritage program at the 9:30 AM session.

Since over 75 percent of the audience members had either farmed or grown up on a farm, they responded warmly to my program.
They listened intently, smiled and nodded as my words hit familiar notes, asked questions after the show, and bought some books.
I especially like that many of them expressed that they agreed we need to preserve our farm heritage by telling our stories.

Photographs by Nancy A. Fredrickson

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