AHC’s Harvest Festival Makerspace

Instructor Ron Lovell assisting students with food preperation

Santa Maria, California–Hancock College had 100 people attend its inaugural Harvest Festival Makerspace on Friday, October 12th.  The joint venture between the Makerspace, Hancock’s Winery, & the Culinary Arts Program was a rousing success in building awareness and excitement across campus.

Attendees enjoying the tasty treats provided by culinary arts

Attendees enjoyed food served by students working on their event planning certificates, and enjoyed live music provided by Inside Trax.  There was also a t-shirt press ready to make commemorative totes for enterprising festival goers.

Attendee makes a tote bag with the Harvest Festival Makerspace poster on it

The Winery was selling student wines during the event, along with providing sample pours paired with the different food offerings.  The event expanded the reach of the makerspace out to members of the college and community that might have otherwise missed our other makerspaces.

Attendees relax with paired wines and food, enjoying live music

Excitement is abuzz with the thought of next year’s harvest festival, and will prove a new hurdle to the college’s challenge toward sustainability.

 



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