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2019 Office Hours
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30pm (mostly)
Wed: 9:00am - 2:30pm

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

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

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    Farmer & Gardener Workshop Series

    Knox-Lincoln SWCD is once again teaming up with Aaron Englander, Erickson Fields Farm & Program Manager for Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and Midcoast Farmers Allliance to offer programs of interest to farmers, those who would like to farm, as well as home gardeners interested in improving their skills.

    All programs are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

    For more information, please call 596-2040, email hildy@knox-lincoln.org, or complete the form at the bottom of this page.

    Natural Farming Workshop - Thu, June 27 from 2 - 5pm

    Erickson Fields Preserve
    164 West St (Rt 90), Rockport, ME

    Join us for the first Farmer/Gardener workshop of the 2019 season. Like spring, we have been a little slow to get started this year!

    Nutrient Management in High Tunnels w/ Bruce Hoskins -October 24 at 5pm

    Sheepscot General Farm & Store, 98 Townhouse Rd, Whitefield

    Bruce Hoskins, UMaine Soil Testing Program Coordinator, will discuss high tunnel soil testing at the University of Maine and how the lab addresses the specialized management concerns of this unique growing environment.

    Although high tunnels provide many benefits in terms of heat gain, season extension and control of foliar diseases, these covered growing spaces provide challenges for managing the soil nutrients. The high temperatures inside the high tunnel and the need for water to be supplied only by irrigation creates what is essentially an irrigated desert, which over time results in nutrient salt build up and soil stratification.

    Hoskins will discuss how to manage nutrients to compensate for these conditions and the much greater nutrient demand on these soils. The free talk will be held at Sheepscot General Farm and Store, 98 Town House Rd in Whitefield, and will be followed by Q & A.

    FMI and to register for this free program: julie@knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040

    Growing Native Plants from Seed w/Wild Seed Project - Nov 9 from 9:30-11am

    Aldermere Farm
    20 Russell Ave, Rockport
     

    Cost: $25 Wild Seed members
             $30 non-members
    includes seed, pots (min. of 4 per person), potting soil,  and all instruction

    Join Heather McCargo, founder and director of the Wild Seed Project (www.wildseedproject.net), to learn how to produce a lot of plants inexpensively and to protect the genetic diversity of Maine native plants by growing native plants from seed.

    McCargo will explain the germination requirements of a variety of native seeds from wildflowers and ferns to trees and shrubs, with an emphasis on outdoor seed sowing in pots or growing beds. Participants will get hands-on experience in native plant propagation from germination techniques to seed collection and storing procedures.

    The cost of the workshop is $25 for Wild Seed Project members; $30 for non-members and includes seed, pots (min. of 4 per person), potting soil, and all instruction. Participants are welcome to bring seeds of native plants they have collected.

        To register for this program by Nov 1:

    1. Check:
      • Email or call julie@knox-lincoln.org or 596-2040
      • Send check to Knox-Lincoln SWCD, 893 West St, Rockport, ME 04856
    2. Credit card
      • Click on Buy now button
      • Use drop down menu to choose Member or Non-member. Price includes $1 processing fee.
    Seed Sowing

    If you would like to be notified of 2020 Workshops for Farmers & Gardeners, please fill in the form below, email hildy@knox-lincoln.org, or call 596-2040.

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