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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!

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

info@knox-lincoln.org

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    Read "ME" Agriculture for K-4

    March 2017: Check back for the 2018 book!

     

    Read "ME" Agriculture has reached more than 87,000 Maine students since 2008. During Ag Week, volunteers read and give books about agriculture to kindergarten - 4th grade classrooms. They tell the students about their farms, programs, or connections to agriculture and leave lessons and information for the teachers to use, all supplied by Maine Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC).

    Funding for this project is a direct result of the Maine agricultural specialty license plate and grants from USDA.

    2017 Book: What's in the Garden?

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    In 2017, volunteers read a new book to K-4 students in Knox and Lincoln county schools. "What's in the Garden," by award-winning children's author, Marianne Berkes, who has spent much of her life as a teacher, is illustrated by Chris Arbo. The interactive rhyme and riddle format led to many discussions of fruits and vegetables grown in our state from Apples to Pumpkins!

    As an extra bonus, each classroom received a copy of the book, with lesson ideas inside, and information on Maine Agriculture through a volunteer reader from the area.

    Volunteers read to students and sharee additional information about their own farms, programs, and experiences.

     

    Knox-Lincoln SWCD is fortunate to have many great volunteer readers, including the students from Herring Gut Learning Center in Pt Clyde, who enjoy reading to and sharing their experiences in the aquaculture program with younger students.

    If you would like more information about this program, to sign your class up, or if you would like to be a volunteer reader, please contact Rebecca Jacobs at 596-2040 or rebecca@knox-lincoln.org.