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West Nile virus arrives in Maine, horse infected
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 6:00pm
AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said Sept. 14 that a horse showing neurological signs last week in York County tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). The horse is currently undergoing supportive veterinary care and does not pose a threat of infection to any other animals or humans. The horse was unvaccinated against the disease. WNV is a virus that is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. One pool of mosquitoes has tested positive for...
‘Whole Farm Biodiversity: Co-existing with Carnivores’ program offered in Somerville
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 10:15am
SOMERVILLE — An ecosystem is defined as “a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment,” yet the term is rarely used to describe a farm! A farm is indeed an ecosystem and one of the key elements in any healthy ecological system is a healthy predator-prey balance. However, carnivores are often viewed as a problem for livestock farmers and their role in herbivore control may be under appreciated by veggie growers. On Saturday, September 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at...
Harvest Celebration at Erickson Fields Preserve
Teen Agriculture Crew to celebrate harvest with tours
Monday, September 10, 2018 - 4:45pm
ROCKPORT – Sunday, September 16, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a state-wide land conservation organization, invites the community for a Harvest Celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport. MCHT’s Teen Agriculture Crew will give tours of their four-acre vegetable garden where they raise more than 20,000 pounds annually to supply hunger relief agencies, public schools, retirement communities and local restaurants. During the tour, visitors will learn about MCHT's community...
University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Maine Grass Farmers Network pasture walk in Jackson
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 5:45pm
JACKSON — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association are partnering with the Maine Grass Farmers Network to offer a pasture walk at the David Greeley farm in Jackson, Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4 – 6 p.m. Pasture walks are designed to be a peer-to-peer learning experience, where experienced graziers share their knowledge while walking through their pastures and explaining their management style. Participants learn new techniques, and share their...
Sept. 12 at Erickson Fields Preserve
Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Association to host annual meeting
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 9:15am
ROCKPORT — The Annual Meeting of the Knox-Lincoln Counties Extension Association (KLCEA) will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West St., Rockport. The meeting will focus on the intersection of land conservation, sustainable agriculture and community education. Erickson Fields Preserve is a 164-acre preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) located in Rockport on Route 90 a mile west of Rockport village. Erickson Fields provides many...
It takes a lot of gusto to win the Blueberry Spitting Contest
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:30am
UNION —Blueberry spitting: yes it’s a thing. The Union Fair hosted a friendly competition on Friday, August 24 to see who could turn a blueberry into a projectile that traveled the furthest. Coinciding with the fair’s annual Maine Wild Blueberry Festival Day, more than a dozen participants ranging from age three to 75 participated in the event. Hosting the event were three lovely ladies: The 2018 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Whitney Dow of Waldoboro, Crown Princess Sierra Beal of Tenants Harbor...
Single-man operation hopes to continue success
‘A Small Good’ charcuterie flourishes in Rockport
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 12:30pm
ROCKPORT — There’s a lot going on inside the State of Maine Cheese building at 461 Commercial St. in Rockport, and Oliver Perkins’ boutique charcuterie, “A Small Good” has taken up residence with a production space of its own housed within the bustling building. Oliver Perkins and his wife, Kelly, moved to Midcoast Maine from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, approximately three years ago. A native of Sydney, Australia, Oliver was a journalist and holds an advanced degree in public history. He...
Aldermere Farm Art Show honors preservation of Maine’s Coast
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 10:15pm
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) will host the annual Aldermere Farm Art Show and Sale Saturday, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 12, 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 features local artists who capture the beauty of Maine’s coast and Aldermere’s saltwater farm with its Belted Galloway cattle through...
Edible Main Street
Main Street mini gardens boosting nutrition around Thomaston
Monday, July 30, 2018 - 8:00pm
THOMASTON – The concept is simple: Anyone interested in taking fresh vegetables from raised beds outside the Maine State Prison Showroom need only wait for the Popsicle-stick signs to say ‘Ready.’ Scissors are available, instructions for proper harvesting are posted, and no money or permission is required. Nancy Wood, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program educator for Knox County, is not only feeding her town, she’s providing an example of easy do-it-your-self sustainability through a...
Farms statewide open to the public
29th Annual Maine Open Farm Day is July 22
Friday, July 13, 2018 - 12:45pm
AUGUSTA – Nearly 100 Maine farms invite the public to their farms for a free event Sunday, July 22. The 29th annual Open Farm Day is an informative 'choose your own adventure' experience to learn about Maine agriculture and farm products. Scheduled hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "This is an exciting time for Maine-made products and Maine agriculture," said Governor Paul R. LePage. "Maine's 8,200 farm operations provide wholesome foods, thousands of jobs and over $740 million in farm receipts, not...
Tickets available now for July 15 event
Inaugural ‘Blooms, Barns & Books’ tour benefits Appleton Library
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 9:00pm
APPLETON — On Sunday, July 15, The Appleton Library is hosting its first ever “Blooms, Barns & Books” tour. Weaving together books, blooms, and some of Appleton's most historically significant barns, the tour is testament to Cicero's mantra, "If you have a library and a garden, you have everything you need." Proceeds benefit the Appleton Library. Speakers from the Appleton Historical Society will be on hand to discuss the more historically significant properties, and library volunteers will...
All of the animals are on the mend...but still need donations for their care
Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary rescues entire malnourished dairy herd
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 11:45am
BROOKS— Peace Ridge Animal Sanctuary is the superhero of farm animal rescue in the Midcoast, rescuing more than 1,110 abused, exploited and severely neglected farm animals with the only purpose to give them safety and sanctuary for the rest of their lives. However, even they weren’t fully equipped to handle a call they got in late June from the state Animal Welfare Program, which is responsible for investigating animal cruelty cases. “They told us they had an ongoing situation with a herd of 15...
From design and building to crop selection and maintenance
Maine Raised Gardens aims to make gardening accessible in any space
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 9:00pm
WINDSOR — As gardening in small spaces grows increasingly popular — and options increasingly diverse — Steve Rodrigue of Maine Raised Gardens started his company to help many would-be gardeners get started by offering a complement of services from the installation of raised beds to maintenance if a client so desires. A 2010 graduate of the University of Maine, Rodrigue holds a B.S. in landscape horticulture with a concentration in design. Before starting Maine Raised Gardens in 2017, Rodrigue...
Reception for Summer Stable Show July 27
Maine Farmland Trust Gallery annual summer show features 22 Maine artists
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 1:15pm
BELFAST — The Maine Farmland Trust Gallery's annual Summer Stable Show attracts returning art lovers and summer visitors alike. This is the gallery's largest, most vibrant group show, featuring 22 Maine artists who make work connected to agriculture, nature or environment. This year includes first-time exhibitors Sara Gagan and Susan Sidwell. The first floor of the gallery features a large, dynamic, abstract mixed-media piece from a series on rhythms in nature, by Belfast's Kathryn Shagas;...
Space is limited, pre-registration required
Coastal Mountains Land Trust offers pilot Pizza and Paint event for kids
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 12:00pm
CAMDEN — Be one of the lucky limited number of children, ages 6 to 12, who will enjoy a full morning of creativity at a local farm for free! This is a pilot event for the Coastal Mountains Land Trust (replacing Kites & Ice Cream) and will take place on Thursday, July 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. After exploring different kinds of paint and artistry including fiber arts, collage, and watercolor, everyone will enjoy some pizza cooked on the farm's outdoor oven. Space is limited...
Aldermere Farm seeks submissions for annual art show and sale
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:00am
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) seeks artists to submit pieces for the annual Art Show and Sale being held Saturday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, August 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic farmhouse located on the Aldermere Farm, 20 Russell Ave in Rockport. Artists seeking inspiration are invited to Aldermere Farm for plein air painting around the preserve. Artists may set up their easels along the roadside to paint the Belted Galloway cattle in the pastures or...
‘Farm to Fiddle’ concert celebrates music and agriculture in Midcoast
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:15am
WALDOBORO — On Friday, July 6 at 7 p.m., six classical musicians will present a concert celebrating local agriculture and classical music in Midcoast Maine — a region that is home to dozens of family farms. The concert will feature a performance of Tchaikovsky's
Souvenir de Florence
and a medley of traditional folk music accompanied by projections of photographs that capture the daily challenges, rewards and realities facing farms in rural Maine. Musicians include Waldoboro violinists...
Artwork by Union resident Gail Hawes
2018 Union Fair poster unveiled
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:30pm
UNION — The 2018 Union Fair, Maine Wild Blueberry Festival poster has been unveiled. The desire of the poster committee was to have the poster reflect that the Union Fair is a true agricultural fair as well as the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, and this year’s artisy Gail Hawes of Union captured those themes. Hawes grew up on a farm in the Midcoast. Her roots are reflected in much of her work. After changing her career from medical research, Gail moved back to Union where she resides with her...
In business: ScrapDogs Community Compost
Composting company works to keep scraps from landfills, build nutrient-rich soil
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:45pm
CAMDEN – Rockport native Davis Saltonstall, in partnership with Tessa Rosenberry, of New York, is starting a business not yet seen in the region. In theory, it’s a simple niche concept based on the under-utilization of an every day product — food waste. If their pilot project takes off, however, the benefits would branch out in several directions. Through ScrapDogs Community Compost, Saltonstall, Rosenberry, and their dog, Rhubarb, will retrieve the food waste from subscriber restaurants and...
Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers
Organic varroa mite control in beehives topic of June 23 talk
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 10:45am
ROCKLAND — Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers [KLCB] will host their annual outdoor meeting on Saturday, June 23. The topic is "Organic Varroa Mite Control in Beehives" and will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. at Ridge Mist Llamas Farm in Newcastle. Our host is KLCB President, Jane Dunstan. Speaker Ross Conrad of Middlebury, Vermont, learned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world renowned beekeeper and promoter of apitherapy. Conrad is a former president of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, a...
Volunteer Orientation at Aldermere Farm
Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 8:45pm
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites the public to a volunteer orientation Tuesday, June 19, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Aldermere Farm at 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport. Individuals who are new to the volunteer community at Aldermere Farm and the Erickson Fields Preserve and returning volunteers are welcome. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and socialize with friends and neighbors old and new. This is a casual event for staff and regular volunteers to gather for an...
Nordic, Belfast offer third information session on salmon farm proposal
Nordic Aquafarms to host panel on aquaculture and Maine seafood
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 1:00pm
BELFAST — As part of its ongoing commitment to provide the public with information about its proposed salmon farm in Belfast, Nordic Aquafarms is hosting a panel discussion on aquaculture and its place in the Maine seafood industry on Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Entitled Land-based Aquaculture and the Future of Maine's Sustainable Seafood Industry, the program will feature a panel of experts on aquaculture and Maine fisheries. The discussion will be...
Denise DeSpirito to present ‘Backyard Herbalism: family Rosaceae’ at Merryspring
Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 7:30pm
CAMDEN — Gardener Denise DeSpirito will teach attendees about the herbal uses for plants in the family Roseacea at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 12 at 12 p.m. Part of her Backyard Herbalism series, DeSpirito will go over the distinguishing botanical characteristics that help identify plants in the rose family, as well as attributes such as growing conditions and herbal actions that are similar throughout the family. Her program discusses a variety of plants like Agrimony and...
Waldoboro Farmers’ Market sets up shop at town office
Monday, May 28, 2018 - 8:15pm
Opening on Wednesday, June 6, and held every Wednesday until September 5 , the Waldoboro Farmers’ Market will offer fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and family fun. The new location is on Route 1 at the town office, 1600 Atlantic Highway. A variety of your favorite local vendors will be on hand from 3-6 p.m., rain or shine. Not only can you purchase fresh veggies, chicken, duck and beef, goat cheese, yogurt, caramel, eggs, soap, plants, flowers, crafts and baked goods; you can also get local...
Natural farming and gardening workshop offered June 14 in Rockport
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 2:45pm
ROCKPORT — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a free, hands-on workshop on Korean Natural Farming & Gardening techniques at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West St. in Rockport, on Thursday, Jun 14 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop, presented by Erickson Farm and Program Manager Aaron Englander, will show attendees a number of new farming techniques, including how to make natural fertilizers. Englander will demonstrate Korean Natural...
Rockport native has participated at Aldermere since middle school
Aldermere herd management in able hands of Beltie veteran
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:45pm
ROCKPORT — When Heidi Baker advanced from her post as Aldermere Farm’s herd manager to take the reins as general manager of Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserve , she said leaving a role focused on the daily care of the cattle was one of the things she would miss the most. With a new arrangement, however, Baker will stay involved while performing her new role. MCHT has hired Rockport native Ellie Pendleton, 21, to assume Baker’s former role managing the herd...
Honeybee swarm collection service available in Knox and Lincoln counties
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 7:15pm
As part of their natural reproductive cycle, honeybees will swarm. A swarm is when a queen and a good portion of the worker population of bees leave the hive to find a new home. While a honeybee swarm is relatively harmless, it can be a frightening sight to people. Swarms should not be sprayed with water or disturbed in any other way. It is best to clear the area until a beekeeper arrives to make the removal. Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers [KLCB] can help if one has found a swarm. There ae KLCB...
Camden Hills Regional High School announces annual plant sale
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 12:15pm
ROCKPORT — Spring is coming because the greenhouse is getting greener every day. Camden Hills Regional High School (CHRHS) students have been hard at work! The Horticulture and Gardening class's annual sale will take place Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at the greenhouse on campus. The greenhouse is located in back near the loading dock area of the school. We will have lots of vegetable and herb seedlings, as well as, a wide variety of annuals and perennials. All plants are grown using...
Annual Fedco Tree Sale draws gardeners, homesteaders, farmers to Clinton
Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 6:00pm
CLINTON — The annual Fedco Tree Sale in Clinton, Maine has been a tradition for many, and a new discovery for others, said several of the people browsing on Saturday afternoon in the warehouse where the tree sale is held. The annual event is typically held around the first weekend in May, and spans two days. The sale offers the public the opportunity to purchase wares of a handful of ancillary vendors in addition to proving a place to purchase Fedco’s own trees and plants. The 40-year-old...
Merryspring’s annual plant sale, May 18 and 19
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:45pm
Merryspring will hold its Spring Plant Sale on Friday, May 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Merryspring members receive a 10 percent discount on all plant purchases; non-members can take advantage of that same discount by becoming members during the event. The 2018 plant sale will feature a diverse assortment of annual and perennial plants. There will be a variety of vegetable seedlings from lettuce and tomatoes to onions and peppers, as well as the ever-...
Belfast Garden Club’s annual plant sale, May 19
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
BELFAST – The Belfast Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 19, at the Belfast Boathouse. This event features a wide assortment of Maine-grown annuals, perennials, herbs and vegetables. “As you into your garden this spring, please keep in mind that the club relies on area gardeners for contributions of perennials” the Club said in a news release. “Members will be happy to come and dig plants from your garden, and will provide replacement soil.” The club also...
Camden Garden Club Plant Sale for Scholarships
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:45pm
CAMDEN – The Camden Garden Club's annual Plant Sale for Scholarships will take place this year from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Friday, May 11, and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., Saturday, May 12 under the portico of the Allen Agency, 34 Elm Street in Camden. A variety of plants, donated by club members, will be available. Garden Club members will be on hand to answer questions about the plants and provide information about the club and its upcoming activities, including the 71st Annual House and Garden...
Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair
Conservation Plant Sale, May 5 and 6 at Union Fairgrounds
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 6:15pm
UNION – The Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale and Garden Fair at Union Fairgrounds is happening this weekend, Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., and Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The sale is the District's biggest fundraiser of the year and offers more than 180 varieties – over 2400 plants. The sale includes 29 varieties of fruit trees, 19 berry varieties, more than 20 varieties of native flowering trees, and 40+ varieties of native shrubs, many organically...
Meet the babies at Aldermere Farm’s annual Calf Unveiling in Rockport
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:30am
ROCKPORT – In Saturday, May 5 Aldermere Farm, a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will open its doors and barnyard to the public during Calf Unveiling Day to introduce the newest members of Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Aldermere Farm, located at 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport, will host behind-the-scenes tours of the barnyard to visit with the nineteen Belted Galloway calves and a chance to see Aldermere's 4-H club in action. Local farms, agricultural...
Spring plant sale to take place at Union Fairgrouns
Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District to host plant sale May 5, 6
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 11:00am
UNION — Don't miss the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District Spring Plant Sale & Garden Fair at Union Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale is the District's biggest fundraiser of the year and offers more than 180 varieties – over 2400 plants! – at terrific prices. We have an outstanding collection that includes 29 varieties of fruit trees, 19 berry varieties, more than 20 varieties of native flowering trees and...
Registration open for ‘Kids Can Grow’ program at Erickson Fields Preserve
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 8:30am
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...
Guini Ridge Farm Hosts Kids Straw Bale Gardening Program
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:00pm
Straw bale gardening is a fun way to garden in small spaces or in areas with poor soil quality. The season-long program is open to children 6 to 10 who would like to learn how to plant, grow and harvest gourds, pumpkins and flowers in the Guini Ridge Farm straw bale demonstration garden. Children will get a chance to plant their own seeds, them return to plant the seedlings in their own straw bale. They will return to learn about pests and diseases that can affect their plants and finally,...
Aldermere Farm hosts free program for Kids and Cows
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:00pm
ROCKPORT – This May, Maine Coast Heritage Trust 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 8, 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 while...
Backyard composting workshop in Waldoboro
Friday, April 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
Home composting is easy and fun; well, maybe “satisfying” is a better word. What other single activity keeps material out of the landfill; conserves energy by reducing waste transport costs; conserves water when used as a soil conditioner; and saves money by reducing dumping fees and the need to buy soil? Learn how to reduce, reuse, and recycle kitchen, garden, and yard waste by attending
on Tuesday, April 10, from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at Knox-Lincoln Cooperative...
Belfast Farmers’ Market makes Spring move to the outdoors
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 11:00pm
On Friday, April 13, the Belfast Farmers' Market will be moving to its three-season location in the yard at Waterfall Arts, 256 High Street, Belfast. The Market is open every Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., year-round, rain or shine. Celebrating its 38th year, the market is a no-buy organization, meaning that all products are raised, grown or produced by its members and brought directly from producer/grower to market. In spring, along with their regular array of fresh vegetables, food staples, value...
Free woodland stewardship tour offered in Waldoboro
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 5:00pm
WALDOBORO — Join Maine Forest Service (MFS) District Forester Morten Moesswilde, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) Program Manager Hildy Ellis, and Medomak Valley Land Trust (MVLT) Land Protection and Stewardship Director, Joan Ray for the fourth in a series of small-scale woodland stewardship tours in Knox and Lincoln counties. This month's tour will be held on Thursday, April 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Burkett Mill Preserve in Waldoboro. Burkett Mill is in a...
Farmers and volunteers sought for Calf Unveiling Day at Aldermere Farm
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust invites area farmers to participate in Calf Unveiling Day on Saturday, May 5, 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, an historic saltwater farm located at 20 Russell Avenue in Rockport. At this open house type of event, the community can visit with the new Belted Galloway calves, the Aldermere Achievers 4-H club, and local farmers...
Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers paid agriculture internships for teens
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 2:15pm
ROCKPORT –Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, is offering teens paid internships through the Teen Ag Crew program to 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. Ideal applicants will be independent, creative, hardworking teens ages 14-18 who have a desire to work as a team and learn new skills. Teen Ag Crew interns...
Riley School Open House on Maine Maple Sunday
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 10:45am
ROCKPORT — On Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riley School will be open to the public for Maple Syrup Sunday. All are welcome! This family friendly event will include live music indoors, campus tours, tasty treats with Riley Gold, and craft activities. This is Riley's 8th year on the statewide Maine Maple Sunday tour. The campus production is small scale, using simple taps and buckets to collect sap and boil over a wood fire. It is a hands-on endeavor and the children are involved...
Apple tree pruning workshop offered March 31
Friday, March 9, 2018 - 8:30am
UNION — Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District invites you to learn the pruning techniques needed to keep your trees productive. Whether you have a small home orchard, are planning to plant new trees this spring, or have one old tree that feeds the deer, this program will teach you the basic pruning techniques needed to keep your trees alive - and bearing fruit. The outdoor, hands-on workshop will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Twin Springs Farm in Union...
Belfast Farmer’s Market offers ‘taste of the market’ March 16
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 11:00am
BELFAST — The public is invited to a St. Patrick's Day Taste of the Market, Friday, March 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Belfast Farmers' Market's winter home, in the greenhouse at Aubuchon Hardware in Belfast. Market members cook up and put out a spread of dishes for sampling. Each is made with ingredients they grow or produce and that are available at the market. It's a great way to get ideas for how to use locally produced vegetables and value added foods in new and different ways, and...
Tractor safety course offered in Union
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:45pm
UNION — A tractor safety course will be held on Wednesdays, starting April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Union Farm Equipment, 1893 Heald Highway/Route 17, Union. Classes will continue on subsequent Wednesdays through April 25. A written exam and tractor-driving test will be held Saturday, May 5 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...
Aldermere Farm to host sap to syrup workshop
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 10:00am
ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust, a statewide land conservation organization, invites all ages to try out making maple syrup from scratch (i.e. sap) during 'Sap to Syrup' on Wednesday, March 14. This educational workshop will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at MCHT's Aldermere Farm office (down the street from the farm) located at 70 Russell Avenue in Rockport. Erickson Farm Manager Aaron Englander will give attendees an all-sensory demonstration of the syrup-making process from...
Tour year round energy efficient agriculture facility March 1 in Waldoboro
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 12:00pm
WALDOBORO — Join Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and Midcoast Farmers Alliance on Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m. for a free tour of the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society (MESAS) energy-efficient structure located at Waldoboro Business Park, 1 Pie Road in Waldoboro. Meet the folks who designed this prototype structure and see these innovative technologies at work: integrated solar roof, solar heating wall, and phase-change materials that help...
Salmon farm informational meeting in Belfast at Hutchinson Center
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 8:00am
BELFAST — Following the recent announcement that it plans to build a land-based salmon farm in Belfast, Nordic Aquafarms will join city officials for an information session about the project on Wednesday, February 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Avenue, Belfast. "We have been very pleased by the warm reception we have received from people in Belfast and around the state," said Nordic Aquafarms CEO Erik Heim, in a news release. "As a company, we believe in being...
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Entrepreneurship Workshop - Starting Your Own Business
West Bay Rotary
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Rockland Library STEM Workshop: Elephant Toothpaste
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 3:45pm
Preparedness 101: An Introduction to Being Prepared
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
Applebee’s Tip-A-Cop event raises funds for Special Olympics Maine
Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
Free course for families living with mental illness
Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
(Rockland’s Got A) Brand New Bag: tote-making demonstration
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30pm
Silent Social Hour teaches participants the basics of sign language, deaf culture
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:45pm
Maine Audubon lecture series kicks off at Camden Public Library
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
FREE Seminar: Planning for your Pets
Friday, September 21, 2018 -
Scholars and fellows exhibition featured at Messler Gallery
Friday, September 21, 2018 -
September movies at Thomaston Public Library
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
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Knox County divorces
Adrienne Marie Haskell, obituary
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