Free summer program with Beltie calves offered at Aldermere Farm
ROCKPORT – This July, 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.
Aldermere Farm will host Farm Hands, a free, experiential program for youth to practice haltering, grooming, and leading young calves. Participants will learn about agriculture and best practices for handling livestock while providing an important community service to the farm by helping train calves so they are easier to manage when they are full-grown.
Farm Hands will run for two consecutive weeks, July 11 to 20, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Space is limited. Registration is due Friday, June 30 and is available at aldermere.org/farm-hands and by calling 207-236-2739.
Generous support from donors makes this educational program free to every participant. More information about Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Aldermere Farm is available online at www.mcht.org and www.aldermere.org.
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