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3rd Annual Northern Maine Rural Living Day

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

| $5 - $20

A day-long agriculturally based educational event in celebration of rural living. Concurrent classes run throughout the day and include: Basics of Beekeeping; Backyard Maple Syrup; Planting Fall Perennials and Preparing your Gardens for Winter; Safe Pesticide Choices; Natural Herbs for Health; Introduction to Ruminant Nutrition; Non-Timber Forest Products; Grazing, Pasture Management and Hayfield Renovation; Cover Cropping for Soil Health; Fly Tying Basics; Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar; and Apple Tree Pruning and Orchard Management.

Youth and family experiences include “Berries to Bread,” Shake Your Own Cream, Making Refrigerator Pickles, Pasta from Scratch and many other hands-on activities. There will be livestock displays, herding demos, goat milking, hoof trimming, angora rabbit shearing and other skilled craft demonstrations throughout the day. A locally grown harvest lunch will be available.

Cost is $5/person or $20/family of four or more for the entire day (does not include lunch); children under 10 are free.

Preregistration for classes is highly recommended to insure availability. For more information or to register, click here.

Details

Date:
September 9
Time:
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$5 - $20
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Website:
https://extension.umaine.edu/aroostook/home/rural-living-day/

Organizer

Linda Trickey
Phone:
207.532.6548
Email:
linda.trickey@maine.edu

Other

Sponsor
University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Venue

Millar Civic Center and Fairgrounds
94 Randall Avenue
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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