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Shop the Reserve The Ag Reserve is a bountiful source of inspiration for artists, artisans, writers, food producers and more. visit charming artists’ studios, shop the farm markets bursting with summer fruits and vegetables, and meander along its quiet roads. As things begin to open up, there is much to explore and enjoy! Bonny Lundy’s flowing watercolors celebrate the beauty of our lives. You will find her Interpreting the natural world from plein air travel painting or positioned in her gardens and studio woodlands in Brookeville Maryland. Lundy’s art offers the feelings of a place through color and movement. A highly regarded fine artist and watercolor instructor, she has led workshops and classes here and abroad for over thirty years. Visit Bonny’s studio by appointment at [email protected]. View her art by Windridge Vineyards is a family-owned company. As both farmers and oenophiles, we see wine as visiting, Instagram fundamentally an agricultural product that should and reflect the unique terroir of the vineyard from which it comes. While our first vines were planted in 2011, Mark and Dominique Agnew of Thistle our family has been farming in Montgomery Thickets Farm have been keeping their County since 1959. This experience and friends clean since 2013 when they first intimate knowledge of the land has developed their secret recipes in their allowed us to select the most suitable basement laboratory, hidden in the acreage for grape production, as well as heart of the Ag Reserve. Each bar of the best grapes for each vineyard site. soap is one fourth pure goat milk—no Come try our wines from our solar tasting pavilion or our soon to open tasting powders, no gimmicks. Goat milk is close to human skin in pH; it also contains room. See you at the Vineyard! vitamins, minerals, and alpha-hydroxy acids which are beneficial to the skin. When combined with shea butter and a rich moisturizing combination of olive, coconut and avocado oils, you end up with a beautiful hard soap with an abundance of lather. Keeping the Ag Reserve clean, one bar of soap at a time—that’s one way to save the world! Melanie Choukas-Bradley’s newest book, Resilience—Connecting With Nature in a Time of Crisis, offers many creative ways to help us through our current crisis by deepening our connection with nature close to home, as forest bathers, backyard birders and naturalists, gardeners and foragers. Several residents of the Ag Reserve share their own advice and wisdom in the pages of this informative book, which can be read in a single sitting. Melanie is the author of two books about Sugarloaf Mountain, illustrated by Barnesville artist Tina Thieme Brown. Tina also illustrates Melanie’s forthcoming book due out this summer: Finding Solace at Theodore Roosevelt Island.