UMaine Extension hosts annual Rural Living Day in Waldo County 

Thu, 03/16/2023 - 5:45pm

Story Location:
Mt View High School
577 Mount View Road
Thorndike, ME 04986
United States

THORNDIKE — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Waldo County Extension Association are hosting the 29th annual Rural Living Day, on Saturday, April 1, from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at Mt View High School, 577 Mount View Road, Thorndike.

The event features workshops on a variety of rural living topics including keeping goats, fungi, creating a cranberry garden, processing chickens for easy meals and storage, sourdough baking, farming in the presence of carnivores, ruminant births, growing peppers and eggplants, and planning your preserving season.

The $30 fee includes two workshops; pre-registration is required. Proceeds support a post-secondary scholarship for a graduating Waldo County high school senior. Visit the event webpage to register and for a complete list of workshop topics and presenters. 

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.342.5971, 800.287.1426 (in Maine);

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine's land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.