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Fall 2017 Office Hours
8:30am - 4:30 pm (usually)

* We try hard to be office between 8:30am and 4:00pm on most weekdays, but please call ahead to be sure!

893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856


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    Beginning Farmer Workshops

    Knox-Lincoln SWCD is once again teaming up with Aaron Englander, Erickson Fields Farm & Program Manager for Maine Coast Heritage Trust, to offer programs of interest to farmers, those who would like to farm, as well as home gardeners interested in improving their skills. And this year MCHT is handling the registration!

    If you would like to be notified of upcoming 2018 Beginning Farmer Workshops, please fill in the form below, or just email hildy@knox-lincoln.org.


    Programs offered in 2017:

    Thursday, April 6 from 6-7:30pm 

         What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
    Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Office
        377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro
        Presenter: David Handley, UMaine Vegetable & Small Fruit Specialist


    Sunday, April 23 from 8am - 5pm (2 sessions) 

        Shearing and Wool Grading
        Meadowcroft Farm, 45 Hopkins Rd., Washington
        Presenter: Nanne Kennedy



    Saturday, May 13 from 10am-2pm 

        Natural Farming at Erickson Fields Preserve
    124 West St (Rt 90) in Rockport
        Presenter: Aaron Englander



    Wednesday, June 14 from 6-8pm

    Cover Crops and Crop Rotation

    Dooryard Farm - 208 Mechanic St, Camden
    Presenters: Cooper Funk and Mark Hutchinson


    Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 8:30am to 3:30pm   Cancelled!
    Registration did not meet the required minimum. We will try again next year!

    Pasture & Grazing Management
        in conjunction with Beef Basics
    A day-long series of workshops on pasture management

    Aldermere Farm
    20 Russell Ave
    Rockport, ME 04856
    Fee: $20; includes all workshops, morning snacks, & lunch

    Wednesday, July 26 from 5:30-7:00pm (rain date Jul 27*)

    Pollination Services & Community Partnerships
    Terra Optima Farm
    908 Gurneytown Rd
    Appleton, ME 04862

    Potluck to follow program

    Pollinators - every farm needs them whether to pollinate fruit and vegetable crops or wildflowers on the edges of fields. If you would like the pollination services of honey bees on your farm, but aren't interested in - or ready to - keep bees, or if you are a beekeeper looking for a place to keep your hives, join us for this program to see how a local farmer and a local apiary have developed a partnership that provides pollination services for the farm - and honey for the beekeeper.

    Farmer Cheryl Denz of Terra Optima Farm and beekeeper Joe DeStefano of Posto Bello Apiaries will share how this relationship works, including contract specifications and the benefits of the partnership to each. Also on hand will be representatives from local beekeeping associations to answer questions and provide information for those of you who want to get your own hives.

    *In the event of rain, the workshop will be held Thursday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. Check knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer by noon July 26 for rain date rescheduling.

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