Teen Agriculture Crew to celebrate harvest with tours
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 ag programs hosted at Erickson Fields: Kids Can Grow, a Community Garden and the Teen Ag program, an entrepreneurial internship for local teens that teaches them to manage a market garden.
There will also be games for children, music, garden produce to sample and pumpkin picking.
This is a free, family-friendly event for all ages.
For more information about the event, contact Aldermere Farm at 207-236-2739.
For more information about Erickson Fields and MCHT, visit mcht.org.