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2018 Summer Office Hours
Mon- Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9am - 2:00 pm

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Mon-Thu, but please call ahead to be sure!

207-596-2040
893 West St (Rt 90)
Rockport, ME 04856

info@knox-lincoln.org

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    2018 Conservation Farm Tour of Lincoln County

    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    8:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Pre-registration required by Friday, August 31, but register now - spaces fill up quickly!

     

    Join us for a fun-filled day... 

    - Travel on a luxury, climate-controlled, passenger coach
      
    from Northeast Charter & Tour Co, winner of the 2014 Green Highway Award

    - Enjoy homemade goodies, a delicious picnic lunch & afternoon snack

    - Learn about local farms, ecology, conservation practices

    This year's tour takes us on a spin through beautiful coastal Lincoln County from Waldoboro to Westport Island!

    • Scott Blueberry Hill Farm, Waldoboro.  This family farm sells blueberries only for the fresh market which presents some interesting challenges for Dale, Larry and their sons. We will learn about the practices the Scotts have implemented to reduce run-off and erosion and improve water quality as well as about the importance of native bumblebees for blueberry pollination. 
    • Lunch at East Forty Farm & Dairy, Waldoboro. This farm is home to Lakin's Gorges Cheese, Foley's Custom Sawmill and Neal Foley's Farm to Table catering. Neal will prepare lunch especially for us - and we can visit the farm store for fresh and aged cheeses; farm-raised, grass-fed meat; and cutting boards harvested from the farm forest.

    • Wishing Well Acres Farm, Edgecomb. Gary Balducci, former supervisor of Knox-Lincoln SWCD, raises an interesting variety of livestock on his 40-acre diversified family farm in Edgecomb Village. For 30+ years, Gary has provided customers with locally-raised lamb & goat meat, holiday turkeys, chickens - and emu eggs! In addition, Gary has implemented practices to protect the water quality in the stream at the bottom of his fields including adding a wildlife buffer that entertains his grandkids for hours at a time!
    • Tarbox Farm and Sasanoa Brewery, Westport Island. Current Knox-Lincoln SWCD supervisor, Jeff Tarbox, leases the MOFGA certified family farm to organic farmer Kyle DePietro. The Island provides a unique coastal climate to grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, flowers and culinary herbs for farmers markets and the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Additonally, the farm raises organically-fed & pastured pigs and is home to the brand-new Sasanoa Brewery, where those interested are invited to taste the new brews, which are also made with organic ingredients...

     Also this year:

    • The return of homemade goodies (& homemade chai) all the way from Cambridge, MA for A.M. coffee break!

    • Great snacks and facts along the way..

    • "Party favors," of course!
    The coach will pick-up and drop-off at the Park & Ride on Rt 1 in Waldoboro. We will be arranging carpooling to the Park & Ride for folks who would like to leave cars at the District office in Rockport.

    Pre-registration is required by Aug 31!

    Register now:
    • Complete the form below and pay online or send check to District office
    • Call the office at 596-2040 or send an email to info@knox-lincoln.org with the information in the form below. (We will hold your spot, but you are not officllay "registered" until we recieve payment!)

    FMI:  596-2040 or info@knox-lincoln.org

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