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Aldermere art show honors preservation of Maine’s coast
Sat, 07/27/2019 - 4:30pm
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) will host the annual Aldermere Farm Art Show and Sale, Saturday, August 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the historic Aldermere farmhouse at 20 Russell Ave in Rockport. The show is a tribute to the coastal lands and islands that MCHT has worked to preserve since 1970. It highlights local artists who capture the beauty of Maine’s coast and Aldermere’s saltwater farm with its Belted Galloway cattle through...
How to expand the markets
State schedules Local Food Procurement law listening sessions
Fri, 07/26/2019 - 8:45am
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is launching a new program to help institutions source more food locally. As a first step in that process, the Department is holding a series of listening sessions across the state to learn from institutional buyers, food service staff, distributors, farmers, food producers and others. The first two listening sessions were held in Presque Isle and Farmington, and three more are scheduled, in Bangor, Augusta, and Portland. “We...
Free blueberry pick at Beech Hill Preserve, Aug. 3
Sat, 07/20/2019 - 9:00pm
ROCKPORT — Coastal Mountains Land Trust invites the public to participate in the 17th annual free blueberry pick held Saturday, August 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rain date is Sunday, August 4. The Land Trust will once again open a portion of the 25-acre organic blueberry farm for a free community blueberry pick. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to welcome and orient people to areas open for picking. Participants must bring their own containers and be prepared for a moderate walk up the hill...
Land Trust seeks public comment for accreditation renewal
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 1:15pm
CAMDEN — In 2008, Coastal Mountains Land Trust was one of the first land trusts in the country – and the first in Maine – to receive national accreditation, according to the Trust. Ten years later, the Land Trust is preparing for its second renewal. As part of the accreditation renewal process, a public comment period is now open through September 13. Ian Stewart, executive director of Coastal Mountains Land Trust, spoke to the importance of his organization sustaining its accreditation through...
teaching children the importance of farming
UMaine Extension 4-H seeks volunteers for Union Fair
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:30pm
WALDOBORO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H seeks volunteers to teach children about the importance of farming at the 4-H Farm-to-Fair interactive exhibit, Aug. 17–24, at the Union Fair. Volunteers will receive orientation to the exhibit, including farming facts to share during three-hour shifts, from 11 a.m.–2 p.m., or 2–5 p.m. Open to individual volunteers as well as groups from organizations and businesses. To volunteer, get more information or request a reasonable...
try a hand at winnowing
Beech Hill farm tour for kids
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 12:45pm
CAMDEN — Ever wonder what goes into growing, harvesting, and processing the Beech Hill blueberries? Coastal Mountains Land Trust will offer a children’s tour of its blueberry farm operations, Tuesday, July 23, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Children will be able to try their hands at winnowing and raking, and see the behind-the-scenes work of the blueberry harvest. Register children by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org . Beech Hill Preserve is a 295-acre conservation property in Rockport, managed for...
more than 1100 animals rescued since 2001
Caring for animals, providing refuge at Peace Ridge Sanctuary
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 8:30am
CAMDEN — Melissa Andrews, of Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary, speaks about the Brooks-located animal sanctuary and wildlife refuge at Merryspring Nature Center, Tuesday, July 23, at 12 p.m. Andrews will speak about the heart of Peace Ridge’s mission and how the organization directly rescues, cares for, and advocates for farmed animal and equines. In addition to sharing stories of some of the animals in their care, she will also highlight Peace Ridge’s commitment to holding a 650-acre wildlife...
‘Swine 101’ in Waldo, Waldoboro, statewide
Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:00am
ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present the free seminar “Swine 101: Raising Pastured Pork” in 10 locations, from Presque Isle to Falmouth, in July and August. A smoked pork meal will be provided. Colt W. Knight, UMaine Extension assistant professor and state livestock specialist, will talk about breed selection, reproductive information, nutrition, fencing, housing and meat yield. The seminar first will be offered Friday, July 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the UMaine...
community service program to help individuals who have gotten into trouble
‘Feed the Need’ sells art, seeks donations after growing center vandalized
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 8:45am
WALDOBORO — Tony Gallace is currently restoring the Otis Benner Farm & Forgery located in Waldoboro on Route 1 between the Medomak Veterinary Office and Harvest Moon Pizza. Recently the windows in the old farmhouse were shot out, along with one window in his car. He had spent many months clearing out the house and the land, with plans to build a $20,000 greenhouse to grow vegetables to feed those in need. He has maintained a community garden on Depot Street for the past 10 years, with the...
‘We just really love goats’
Meet the owners of Maine’s only animal welfare approved goat dairy
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 9:30pm
WALDOBORO — Though Christelle and Jon Mckee own the Copper Tail Farm in Waldoboro, they are not conventional farmers. In fact, the farm itself is not an average goat dairy farm. As their farm’s only employees, they are able to oversee all processes from start to finish and can ensure everything is run how they want it to be. The couple is heavily focused on ensuring the animals are treated with love and care. Copper Tail is an
Animal Welfare Institute animal welfare approved farm...
conservation in Stockton Springs, Searsport, Prospect
Land Trust considers conservation of Mt. Tuck; provides discussion of land management
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:30am
STOCKTON SPRINGS — Coastal Mountains Land Trust’s Executive Director Ian Stewart will be speaking at the Stockton Springs Community Library, Wednesday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. Together with Development Director Kathy Young, they will be discussing current and future land conservation efforts with the community. Currently, the Land Trust manages three preserves in the area including Main Stream in Stockton Springs and Long Cove Headwaters in Searsport that were both established in 2010 and the...
Tours begin June 28, Visitors Center opens July 1
Aldermere Farm hosts free Friday tours through summer
Wed, 06/19/2019 - 9:15am
ROCKPORT — Summer is here and the black-and-white Belted Galloways are grazing the green pastures at Aldermere Farm in Rockport. For those passersby who would like to learn about the farm, Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers the Visitor Center and Friday Farm Tours for the season. The Visitor Center, located near the farmhouse at 20 Russell Ave, in Rockport, houses a gift shop/beef store staffed by volunteers who can share the 200-year history of the farm, and orient visitors to its trails and...
Kids Can Grow at Erickson Fields
A few seeds, a little soil and tiny hands grow big things
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 1:00pm
ROCKPORT— It’s June and it’s “Grow Time.” Heidi Baker and her two young daughters, Isabelle, 9 and Zoe, 7, have a 3’ x 5’ raised bed at Erickson Fields on Route 90 for 12 weeks they get to call their own. Beginning in early May, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, started its six-month session of Kids Can Grow, a program to introduce children and parents to growing vegetables and healthy eating. Twelve families with children between...
music, dairy month, solstice celebration
Union Farmers Market celebrates June with variety of activities
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:30am
UNION — The Union Farmers Market welcomes summer as it continues to celebrate the 2019 season “Homegrown & Handmade.” Shop local and join growers and makers from across Maine on the Common across from the Post Office in Union every Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m. The market is a rain or shine event that continues through the October 4. June 14, the Union Farmers Market welcomes local trio
who will perform music from the Golden Age of Song in America in originally...
new farming techniques
Learn Korean Natural Farming at Erickson Fields Preserve
Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:30pm
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free, hands-on Natural Farming Workshop at Erickson Fields Preserve, in Rockport, Thursday, June 27, from 2 to 5 p.m. The workshop, presented by Erickson Farm and Program Manager Aaron Englander, will teach attendees new farming techniques including making natural fertilizers. Englander will demonstrate Korean Natural Farming (KNF), an agricultural method that encourages self-sustaining, closed loop systems through minimizing external inputs...
co-ops from 4 states (ME, VT, NH, and NY)
Electric Cooperative performs service project at Aldermere Farm
Tue, 06/04/2019 - 4:30pm
ROCKPORT — The North East Association of Electric Cooperatives (NEAEC) contributed 32 hours of trail work at the Aldermere Farm preserve in Rockport, according to Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization. During an NEAEC annual meeting held this May at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, attendees had the option to participate in a local community service project. A group of sixteen volunteers (some of whom are farmers) elected to spend the afternoon of May 23 working...
sending Aldermere Achievers to International Livestock Expo
Yard, bake sales to benefit Aldermere Farm, 4-H Club
Sat, 06/01/2019 - 11:00am
ROCKPORT — Spring cleaning at Aldermere Farm has resulted in a treasure hunt!, according to the Farm, in a news release. Farm equipment, tools and supplies for gardens, homes and offices have been uncovered and collected for a yard sale to raise funds for the farm preserve’s operations and its community programs. The sale will be held, Saturday, June 8, from 8 a.m. to noon, on the lawn of Morrill Cottage, 139 Russell Ave, in Rockport. Aldermere Farm is a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust,...
useful garden tools and how to bend and lift safely
Ergonomics of gardening demos at Union Farmers Market
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 3:15pm
UNION — Maine AgrAbility will demonstrate the ergonomics of gardening, Friday, May 24, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Union Farmers Market on the Union Common. Demonstrations will focus on useful garden tools and ergonomic techniques, including how to bend and lift safely. Maine AgrAbility, a program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension, teaches farmers and gardeners about tools and techniques to promote health, safety and injury prevention. For more information or to request a reasonable...
Union Farmers Market to kick off 2019 season May 10
Wed, 05/01/2019 - 8:45am
UNION- The Union Farmers Market is set to open its 2019 season “Homegrown & Handmade” on Friday, May 10. The market, which takes place on the Common across from the Post Office, a half mile from Hwy 17, will be held Fridays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The market is a rain or shine event that continues through the October 4. Each week the Union Farmers Market has a special theme or event. Enjoy live music, meet special guests, join in family fun activities. From sea shanties to fiddle tunes,...
Aldermere Farm celebrates 16th Calf Unveiling, 20 years of conservation
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:00pm
ROCKPORT — Saturday, May 4,, Aldermere Farm will open its barnyard to the public, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for Calf Unveiling Day, a tradition that began 16 years ago. During this annual event, visitors enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm to greet the spring Belted Galloway calves and see Aldermere's 4-H club in action. This year, the farm will also celebrate its 20th anniversary as a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a state-wide land conservation organization. The story of...
Swallowtails, dragonflies, fireflies.....
This Week in Lincolnville: An intentional life
Mon, 04/22/2019 - 11:30am
When Emilia Carbone first saw the land her husband, Jed Beach, had found she didn’t even get out of the car. “This is it,” she’d said, the land they’d wanted, been looking for since college. “I just knew it.” Both Jed and Emilia are Maine natives, she from Portland and he from Wilton. Her mom was a master gardener, and Emilia grew up with her example. Jed’s parents had an organic homestead; his boyhood jobs included milking goats and raking blueberries. These two met at Hampshire College in...
“when we want people to listen, we will have the skills to do it!”
Aldermere Achievers shine at state competition
Fri, 04/19/2019 - 2:00pm
ORONO — In the month of March, the 4-H youth development program of University of Maine Cooperative Extension held 4-H Public Speaking Tournaments in nearly every county in Maine. From those competitions, more than forty 4-H youth members from all corners of the state were chosen to participate in the 5 th Annual Maine 4-H State Public Speaking competition in Orono at the UMaine Campus, Saturday, April 6. Youth members chose a topic of their choice and were judged on their poise, organization...
Calf’s finder located
UPDATED: Aldermere Farm seeks good Samaritan who reported calf born in snowstorm
Sun, 04/14/2019 - 9:00pm
UPDATE: Through this article, the man who reported the calf has been located! Andy Severson came upon the cow and calf and reported them to the Aldermere office. “My wife saw the article and told me about it,” said Severson, 41, of Waldoboro. He explained that he was driving back from Union Farm Equipment after dropping off a tire and rim, he works near Aldermere Farm. He has a friend buried in the cemetery and happened to be gazing across when he spotted the cow and calf in the abutting...
Merryspring Nature Center
Lecture: Climate change and Maine farmers
Tue, 04/09/2019 - 10:30am
CAMDEN — Researcher Sonja Birthisel will speak about how climate change is affecting Maine farms, Tuesday, April 16, at 12 p.m., at Merryspring Nature Center. This talk will include a summary of how Maine's climate is changing, the challenges and opportunities these changes will likely bringing for growers, and what farmers are doing to adapt. Birthisel will draw on interviews with farmers and crop advisers that she is currently conducting as part of a joint project between University of Maine...
Registration open for Kids Can Grow Program at Erickson Fields Preserve
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 9:30am
ROCKPORT – Starting May 8, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a six-month session of Kids Can Grow, a program introducing kids and parents to growing vegetables for healthy eating. Registration is open for 12 families with children between the ages of 7 and 12. A series of six hands-on gardening classes will be held in the community garden at the Erickson Fields Preserve May through October. Families will receive...
Free program at Aldermere teaches kids to halter-train calves
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 9:15am
ROCKPORT – This May, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) invites youth ages 10 to 18 to get up close and personal with the Belted Galloway calves at Aldermere Farm, a historic saltwater farm preserve located at 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport. Starting May 7, Aldermere Farm will host a three-week long session of Farm Hands, a free, hands-on program for youth to practice haltering, grooming, and leading young calves. Participants will learn about agriculture and best practices for handling livestock...
Program is not need based, everyone can participate
Free food the first Tuesday of every month in Rockland
Fri, 04/05/2019 - 8:45am
ROCKLAND – Brenda Thomas likes to give away food. So much so, she’s turned a program to help feed school children into a monthly event that distributes more than 2,000 pounds of food to anyone. The event takes place at Rockland’s Flanagan Center the first Tuesday of every month from noon to 3 p.m., or until the food supplies are depleted. On April 2, the group managing the program gave away 2,400-pounds of food, mostly fruit and vegetables. “It grew out of a program to ensure that students from...
Waldo County native given senior role in state Agriculture, Conservation, Forestry
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 8:15pm
AUGUSTA — Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Amanda Beal has announced her appointment of Waldo County’s Emily Horton as director of Policy and Community Engagement. Nancy McBrady, of Lewiston was named director of the Bureau of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources. Emily Horton has worked as the Agriculture and Natural Resource Representative for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Horton has worked on natural resource-related policy issues at both the state and federal...
Merryspring Nature Center
Horticulturist to explore lesser-known plants of Maine
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 9:15am
CAMDEN — Horticulturist Bryan Peterson will lead a presentation on the diversity of Maine’s native plants at Merryspring Nature Center, Tuesday, April 9, at 12 p.m. Maine’s native plants form unique communities that create a strong regional floristic identity, according to Merryspring, in a news release. Some, like white pine or sugar maple, are known by many for their prominence in the landscape. Peterson’s talk will explore some of the lesser-known plants of Maine, including their place in...
Community garden space available at two locations in Camden, Rockport
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 8:45am
CAMDEN/ROCKPORT — Warming soil is beckoning. Carrots, squash, lettuce, what’s your wish? Penobscot Bay Community Gardens is offering plot space for gardeners to rent at two sites in Camden and Rockport: 63 Washington Street in Camden and Erickson Fields, a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust located at 164 West Street in Rockport. If your vision includes a garden bed in a charming village where you can walk or bike, then 63 Washington Street in Camden might be your answer, according to...
Permaculture program at Lincolnville Community Library
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 8:30am
LINCOLNVILLE — Jesse Watson will present a free program on permaculture for the home gardener, Wednesday, April 3, at 7 p.m., at the Lincolnville Community Library. Watson will give an overview of permaculture and describe how home gardeners can use this design system and set of techniques to grow food crops and support healthy ecosystems. Using several sites in Maine as examples, he will show photos and discuss details of the permaculture design process and methods. He will also provide...
Free farm shares available for eligible Maine seniors
Tue, 04/02/2019 - 8:30am
The Maine Senior FarmShare Program will provide 16,000 senior citizens with free fresh produce this year. Eligible Maine seniors can sign up through farmers in their area, starting immediately. Qualified participants will receive $50 of fresh produce during the season from one of approximately 100 participating farms. Seniors contact participating farmers directly to sign up for the program. Farmers sign up seniors on a first-come, first-served basis, and the number of Senior FarmShares is...
Audubon Society, Sierra Club Maine, Midcoast Conservancy, and others
Rockland Library to host Earth Day Fair; participants sought
Sat, 03/23/2019 - 8:45am
ROCKLAND — Local and national environmental and earth-centered organizations are invited to join Rockland Public Library, Great Old Broads for Wilderness, The Audubon Society, Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR, Sierra Club Maine, Georges River Land Trust, and the Midcoast Conservancy at an educational and celebratory event, which will take place on Earth Day – Monday, April 22, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., on the front lawn of the Rockland Public Library. Throughout the entirety of the event,...
Mid-Coast Farmers Alliance releases food buyers survey
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:30pm
ROCKPORT — The Mid Coast Farmers Alliance with the support of Maine Farmland Trust invites regional food buyers to complete a survey assessing their needs for local produce. This survey will help connect local food buyers to the products they need and inform marketing decisions for local growers. All commercial food buyers from ‘mom and pop’ general stores to restaurants, to grocers and larger institutions like schools and hospitals are encouraged to participate. The buyers survey can be...
Farmers, volunteers sought for Calf Unveiling Day
Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:15pm
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a state-wide land conservation organization, invites area farmers to participate in Calf Unveiling Day on Saturday, May 4, to promote local agriculture and food. Volunteers are also being sought to assist at the event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at MCHT’s Aldermere Farm, a historic saltwater farm located at 20 Russell Avenue, in Rockport. At this open house, the community can visit with the new Belted Galloway calves, the Aldermere...
Agriculture Day at the Legislature, March 21
Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:45am
AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) will be joining representatives of more than 25 nonprofit organizations, industry associations, societies, and others in celebrating Agriculture Day at the Legislature, Thursday, March 21. The event will take place at the State House, providing the agriculture-based groups an opportunity to interact with legislators and their staff. Participants will set up displays in the Hall of Flags from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Maine...
Farm tractor safety course in Union
Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:00pm
ORONO — Farm tractor safety classes taught by University of Maine Cooperative Extension educators and area experts begin April 3, 6 – 8 p.m., at Union Farm Equipment, 1893 Heald Highway, Union. The multi-session classes are designed for adults and youth at least 14 years of age, and are required for 14- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. Participants will learn how to safely handle tractors and equipment, and how to avoid hazards and...
UMaine Cooperative Extension
Soil Fertility Workshop: Beyond soil test results, how will it help the garden?
Wed, 03/13/2019 - 8:30am
WALDOBORO — Have you ever taken a soil test and thought, “What do all those numbers, graphs and Xs mean?” Or wondered how to calculate the correct amount of fertilizer needed to make your garden or specific crop thrive? If you’d like to know more about soil, please join us for this workshop. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a soil fertility workshop April 3, 10 a.m. to noon at the UMaine Extension Knox-Lincoln office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro. Participants in this...
Fuzzy Udder Creamery kicked off its first of three ‘Sunday Snuggles’ events
A snuggle fest with baby goats and lambs
Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:00am
WHITEFIELD—Very few can resist the offer to pick up a recently born lamb or goat and cuddle it. Fuzzy Udder Creamery, a farm in Whitefield run by Jessie Dowling, gave families and individuals a chance to do that on Sunday, May 10. In recent weeks, almost 75 lambs and kids have been born to the 21 goats and 28 sheep on their farm. Dowling, a farmer/cheesemaker, is originally from Arlington, Virginia, but went to high school in Maine. After interning and working for a number of Maine farms in her...
Orientation session offered April 8
Volunteers sought for ‘Kids Can Grow’ program at Erickson Fields Preserve
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:45pm
ROCKPORT – On Monday, April 8, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization, invites the public to a volunteer orientation for individuals interested in mentoring families participating in Kids Can Grow at MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve, located on route 90 in Rockport. The orientation will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at MCHT’s Aldermere Farm at 70 Russell Avenue in Rockport. Since 2009, MCHT in partnership with the Knox/Lincoln County Extension Office has...
Tractor safety course offered in Union
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 12:15pm
UNION – A tractor safety course will be held on Wednesdays, starting April 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Union Farm Equipment, 1893 Heald Highway/Route 17, Union. Classes will continue on successive Wednesdays through April 24. A written exam and tractor-driving test will be held Saturday, May 4 at 9 a.m. The classes are designed for adults and youth at least 14 years of age, and are required for 14- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. Those...
DEP erosion control training, certification for contractors
Fri, 03/08/2019 - 9:30am
DAMARISCOTTA — Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is sponsoring a Maine DEP certification course in Beginning and Advanced Erosion and Sediment Control Practices. Contractors must take this course to comply with the 2013 statutory requirement to have a certified contractor on all sites within 250 feet of a water body, according to SWCD, in a news release. The course will be held on April 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the American Legion Hall, 524 Waldoboro Rd,...
Make your own bottle of syrup from start to finish
Community maple sugaring program at Aldermere Farm
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 3:15pm
ROCKPORT — Cabin fever setting in? Looking for a sweet pick-me-up? During the month of March, Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites all ages to try making maple syrup from scratch (i.e. sap) at Aldermere Farm, in Rockport. Individuals may schedule times to join MCHT's Erickson Farm Manager, Aaron Englander, in the sugaring process – identifying and tapping sugar maples, hauling buckets of sap, tending the evaporator, and tasting the final product. Thanks to the generosity of Rockport Steel, the...
Paid Teen Ag Crew internships available at Erickson Fields
Fri, 03/01/2019 - 3:00pm
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a state-wide land conservation organization, is offering teens ages 14-18 paid internships through the Teen Ag Crew program at Erickson Fields Preserve, in Rockport. Interns will gain hands-on experience in sustainable agricultural practices and learn about their local food system from food production, processing and distribution to consumption and waste management. The produce they raise will supply food pantries, public schools and restaurants. The hours...
Dulse and Rugosa talk seaweed at Merryspring
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 2:15pm
CAMDEN — Carly and Claire Weinberg of Dulse and Rugosa return to Merryspring for a workshop all about Maine seaweed, Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. Seaweed is an abundant resource with many practical and culinary uses. In this hands-on workshop, guests will learn how to identify and harvest several species of Maine seaweeds, learn about the burgeoning seaweed industry in Maine, sample seaweed foods, and create their own seaweed-based skin care products to take home. Dulse and Rugosa is a...
Rockport Roadside Tree Planting Program accepting applications
Sun, 02/17/2019 - 5:00pm
ROCKPORT — Rockport’s Tree Planting Program is now accepting applications from homeowners, businesses and organizations in the town of Rockport. The program, now in its third year, is a collaboration between the Town of Rockport, Rockport Garden Club and Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) to enhance the town through the planting of trees. This year, the program has expanded its original mission of creating new and enhancing existing wooded areas along roadways to include planting trees in other...
Care for your plants in the winter months
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 6:45pm
ROCKPORT – Dennis Milliken has been in love with plants all his life. He recalled that even as a young boy living with his parents his room was always filled with plants. Milliken works at Green Thumb, in West Rockport, a full service floral shop, with greenhouses and a nursery. He has been there 10 years. He worked at Merry Gardens, Bob’s Flowers and spent 20 years at Hoboken Gardens. Milliken knows house plants and how to keep them thriving in the winter months. He recently spoke at the...
Trekkers intern experiences inner workings of land conservation efforts
Sun, 02/10/2019 - 4:00pm
ROCKLAND — Trekkers’ high school senior Amanda Chen recently completed a one-week internship with Georges River Land Trust in support of the land trust’s ongoing conservation programming. A student at the School of Math and Science in Limestone, Amanda grew up in Thomaston, and has been connected to Trekkers since middle school. Trekkers is a nonprofit, outdoor-focused mentoring program based in Rockland that connects young people with caring adults through expeditionary learning, community...
harvested from a crocus that blooms during a short period in autumn
Waldoboro farmer cultivates the rare and commanding spice, saffron
Thu, 01/31/2019 - 9:30pm
WALDOBORO — When Barbara Boardman and her husband, Chris Augusta, moved to Maine in 2000 they were inspired by their rich personal connections to a state where he summered as a child and she attended college. Settling on a 68-acre parcel dubbed White Duck Farm, Boardman is now foraying into an exotic agricultural crop, especially here in Maine: the prized vivid red spice saffron. Boardman explained that when the couple made the decision to move to Maine from Cambridge, Massachusetts, they also...
Hear history of Maine cheese, sample varieties at Belfast library
Sat, 01/26/2019 - 1:15pm
BELFAST — Eric Rector will give a talk on “The History of Cheese in Maine,” Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m., at the Belfast Free Library. The talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Abbott Room. Rector has been making cheese commercially since 2006, but his interest in cheese goes back to the 1980s when he discovered that there was a world beyond Kraft individual slices of processed American Cheese. Recently Rector researched the history of cheese making in his town of...
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Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 5:00 pm
New Orleans band ‘Tuba Skinny’ to amp up Belfast Summer Nights
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 5:30 pm
Author of Maine Clambake series to speak in Bremen
Event: Thu, Aug 22 - 7:00 pm
Learn about rearing monarch butterfly caterpillars at Merryspring
Event: Sat, Aug 31 - 10:00 am
STEM Workshop: Star Wars Science
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 3:45 pm
Children's drawing classes at Rockland Public Library
Event: Tue, Sep 3 - 4:00 pm
Adult art workshops at Rockland Public Library
Event: Mon, Sep 9 - 11:00 am
Waldoborough Historical Society to host Waldoboro Business Association
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 6:00 pm
Tour Merryspring’s herb gardens with Denise DeSpirito
Event: Tue, Aug 27 - 12:00 pm
Outdoor worship service to celebrate wonder and amazement
Event: Sun, Aug 25 - 9:30 am
Owl Pellet Investigation Workshop at Merryspring
Event: Fri, Aug 23 - 10:00 am
Treasure Hunt during Windjammer Festival to send teams through Camden
Event: Fri, Aug 30 - 9:00 am
CIFF Selects to screen Nat Geo’s Sea of Shadows
Event: Wed, Aug 28 - 7:00 pm
Harvest Celebration, Gleaning Party at Erickson Fields
Event: Thu, Aug 29 - 2:00 pm
Red Baraat brings joyful, hard-driving world music to Strand stage
Event: Sat, Aug 24 - 7:30 pm
Spruce Head Community Hall to hold Multifamily Flea Market
Event: Sat, Aug 24 - 8:00 am
4th annual Camden Snow Bowl Trail Fest to be held Oct. 5
Event: Sat, Oct 5 - 8:30 am
Hope Elementary Class of 2020 fundraising for class trip
Event: Sat, Sep 28 - 8:00 am
Oceanside Class of 2021 to hold 5K, 10K fundraiser
Event: Sat, Sep 14 - 7:00 am
Frightening 5K to be held Oct. 27
Event: Sun, Oct 27 - 7:45 am
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