Local artist and Clark County Master Gardener Liz Pike is organizing a community Easter egg hunt at her organic Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie on Saturday, April 16th. The Port of Camas Washougal, Minuteman Press, ART FARM and Shangri-La Aviation are also co-sponsors of this country style Easter egg hunt. Visitors must park at Grove Field Airport, 632 NE 267th Avenue, just around the corner from Shangri-La Farm. The Easter Bunny will be driving the farm’s all-electric Sunflower Mobile; transporting attendees from the airport parking lot through the woods on a forest trail to the farm.
The Easter egg hunt is actually three events in one, separated by ages. There’s a Tots Egg Hunt for ages 0-4 at 10:00a.m., followed by a Kids Egg Hunt for ages 5-8 at 11:00a.m., and a Big Kids Hunt for children over 9 years of age at noon on Saturday, April 16th. “We are inviting our community to experience Spring on a farm,” says Liz. “There’s lots to see this time of year including baby chicks and newborn lambs.”
While at the farm for Easter egg hunt festivities, Liz invites the public to tour her lush gardens and see honeybees and happy chickens in action. Wander around raised vegetable beds and stroll the meandering trails through botanical flower gardens. See berry patches and fruit orchards along with Shangri-La Farm’s “e-crap station,” an environmentally conscious recycled animal poop composting system. There’s also a quaint farm stand open year round which sells farm fresh eggs from free-range chickens as well as organic fruits and vegetables during the season.
Activities at the farm are as diverse as the plant life. Liz has a working art studio, an exhibition art gallery and an instructional studio at the farm, where she teaches oil painting workshops. Her ART FARM Sip&Paint studio accommodates up to nine students for scheduled classes. A complete schedule can be found at http://lizpike.art. Guests are invited to tour all of the art studios while attending the Easter egg hunt.
Shangri-La Farm has been part of the Clark County Natural Garden Tour in 2018, 2019 and 2020. This year’s Tour is slated for Sunday, July 17th. Liz and her husband Neil Cahoon established Shangri-La Farm in 2010.
“After eleven years of blood, sweat and tears, we enjoy sharing our farm with the public,” said Liz. “All year long, visitors stop in to purchase fresh items at our roadside farm stand. We invite them to tour the gardens and experience the changing beauty of the season.”
Liz and her husband understand the importance of fostering a local, sustainable food system.
“We realize people have food choices and we appreciate the support we receive from local families. This Easter egg hunt is one small way we can give back,” added Liz.
For more information, Liz can be reached at 360-281-8720 or email [email protected] Shangri-La Farm in Fern Prairie is located at 26300 NE Third Street, Camas, WA 98607.