Upcoming Workshops & Events / 2021
Loblolly Ice Cream Truck at Bell Urban Farm / FRIDAY JUNE 25TH / 1-5 PM
Come grab a sweet treat from the Loblolly Creamery Ice Cream Truck! It will be parked in front of the Farmstand from 1-5pm on Friday, May 28th. The truck accepts cash and card. Please use the field next door or the Faulkner Co. Library for back up parking :)
Mark your calendars for the last Friday of every month to come visit the Loblolly truck at the Farmstand!
Farm Tour at Bell Urban Farm / Saturday JUNE 26TH / 3-5 PM / FREE / No Registration Required!
Come join us on a walking tour of Bell Urban Farm! Walk around our gardens, learn about what we are growing, see our chickens, bees and composting system! We are a certified Naturally Grown farm - learn more about what this means and how you can apply these natural and sustainable growing techniques to your own home garden. Feel free to ask questions throughout the tour!
This tour is FREE and no registration is required! Please join us at 3pm in the front gardens of Bell Urban Farm to begin the tour.
Parking: Please use the Faulkner Co. Library parking lot or the field next to 2001 Tyler for parking. Please do not park at the Farmstand (we need to leave these open for customers).
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Celebrate Louis Jordan's Birthday! / Saturday JULY 3RD / 1-3 PM / FREE / No Registration Required!
July is Louis Jordan Month! Celebrate the 113th birthday of the ground-breaking musical pioneer with the author of the biography Louis Jordan: Son of Arkansas, Father of R&B. Stephen Koch is musician, illustrator, and an award-winning journalist in both broadcasting and print. He’s additionally writer/host of “Arkansongs,” heard weekly on public radio across the state, as well as north and central Louisiana and east Texas. “Arkansongs” is honoring Jordan’s incredible musical legacy with special programming all month long.
Stephen has been involved in recognition and preservation efforts of many Arkansas musical greats, but especially Louis Jordan, influence to James Brown, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Little Richard and many others with his more than fifty chart hits, including “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby,” “Beans and Cornbread,” and “Let the Good Times Roll.” Stephen hosted annual Louis Jordan Tribute concerts for more than a dozen years, and was part of a Jordan documentary film called “Is You Is” that premiered at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. His Louis Jordan musical, “Jump!,” directed by the late Cliff Baker, premiered at Wildwood Park in 2008.
As a cartoonist, Stephen’s work is currently on tour with the Small Works On Paper juried art exhibition. He’s self-published a series of graphic novel coloring books called “Ozark Murder Ballads Illustrated,” based on traditional folk songs of crime and retribution collected in the Ozarks in the 20th century.
As a musician, Stephen performs his own originals and songs made famous by Arkansas legends. He’s spoken and performed at folk and blues festivals around the US as well as in the UK. His band ARKOPOLIS has released two albums, “Excruciating Circumstances,” and the forthcoming “Grand Mal.”
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required! Just stop in from 1-3pm on July 3rd! Stephen will be set up in front of the Farmstand signing copies of his book and he will also have other items for sale. Come celebrate this Arkansas music legend!
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