Events

Experience the farm through special hands-on events dedicated to giving visitors a deeper sense of our mission to transform our relationship with farming and food for a healthier planet.

From community programs and seasonal festivals for young children to Farm-to-Table dinners highlighting our local restaurant partners and their commitment to local ingredients, there is something for everyone.

Saturday, January 5: Herb Workshop: Immune Berry Syrup

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Saturday, January 12: Winter Growing Tour & Talk

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Saturday, February 2: Goats Picks the Superbowl Winner

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Saturday, February 16: Make Your Own Kombucha Workshop

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Saturday, February 23: Understanding Integrated Pest Management Workshop

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Saturday, March 2: Family Tree Tea

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Saturday, March 16: Out Like a Lamb!

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Saturday, March 23: Herb Workshop: Salve Making

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Saturday, April 6: Fruit Tree Pruning & Grafting Workshop

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Saturday, April 13: All About Seaweed Workshop

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Saturday, January 5: Herb Workshop: Immune Berry Syrup

1-2pm

As we approach colder weather and flu season, it’s time to get ready with your own herbal remedies. This Immune Berry Syrup will keep your body healthy by supporting your immune system. Craft your own syrup to take home using blackberries, farm-grown ginger, and more!  Ages 10 and up.  Held in the Little River Room. $10 per person

This workshop is full. 

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Saturday, January 12: Winter Growing Tour & Talk

1-4pm

Come out to the farm and explore best practices for winter growing. Participants will tour our year-round growing infrastructure and then venture inside to talk about extension practices for the backyard grower (weather depending).  Note: The workshop includes a tour through our fields to the greenhouse. These are not plowed or shoveled and you should dress warmly for the outdoors.  This workshop is best suited for adult learners. 

$20 per person

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Saturday, February 2: Goats Picks the Superbowl Winner

12:45pm

Free, all ages

Come down to Wolfe’s Neck Center to see who our goats think will win the big game! Our expert goat will make his Super Bowl pick at 1pm, so be sure to gather around the Livestock Education barn for a first look at his prediction.

Saturday, February 16: Make Your Own Kombucha Workshop

This workshop is sold out!

1-2pm

Have you been wanting to learn how to make your own kombucha? Kombucha is a beverage filled with health promoting minerals, enzymes, and probiotics. Learn about the beneficial properties and how to make it yourself, taste test different flavors, and take home a “scoby” to begin making your own brew! Ages 12 and up.

$12 per person

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Saturday, February 23: Understanding Integrated Pest Management Workshop

1-3pm

Are the bugs and weeds in your garden getting you down? This workshop digs into integrated pest management and integrated weed suppression management practices. We’ll focus on organic solutions to help you get out of the weeds.

$15 per person

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Saturday, March 2: Family Tree Tea

1-2pm

Join us for a walk through the woods to gather white pine needles and forage for other edible plants to make tea with. We’ll come together around our forest fire pit to make a big batch of “tree tea” and talk about the health benefits of our ingredients. Please dress warmly as we’ll be outside for the hour (but will have the fire for warmth!) All ages welcome. $10 per person.

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Saturday, March 16: Out Like a Lamb!

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb! Celebrate the first signs of spring with us and welcome our newborn lambs. Gather around for a spring story, join us in making a lamb-themed craft, then meet the farmers for some hands-on interactions with our livestock. This family-friendly event is great for young children.

Saturday, March 16th. Hourly programs from 9 AM-2 PM.
$5/person (ages 2 & under are free), free for members, pre-registration required.

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Saturday, March 23: Herb Workshop: Salve Making

1-2 pm

In this workshop, we’ll be making a healing salve perfect for dry winter skin, and a great addition to your natural medicine cabinet to use on burns, scrapes and bug bites. Take home your own tin of salve made from farm-grown calendula, comfrey and plantain mixed with beeswax and oil.

Ages 10 & up, $12 per person

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Saturday, April 6: Fruit Tree Pruning & Grafting Workshop

1-4pm

Start spring with an overview of orchard care for your backyard garden. We’ll start in the conference room for a brief lesson in fruit tree grafting and pruning, led by ReTreeUS program manager, Richard Hodges and Jason Lilley of UMaine Cooperative Extension. We’ll cover grafting science and techniques which will then be practiced out in the orchard.

From there, we’ll head up to the Banter Orchard for a field lesson on pruning young apple trees, and next to the vegetable plot to demonstrate proper grafting in the field. Workshop members will graft their own Black Oxford apple trees – an heirloom Maine variety! – which they will get to bring home and plant.

$50 per person

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Saturday, April 13: All About Seaweed Workshop

1 – 2:15pm

Explore the coast of Wolfe’s Neck in this workshop by learning about seaweed and it’s health benefits. Sample different varieties and leave with ideas on how to incorporate seaweed into your daily life.

Ages 12 and up, $15 per person

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Farm-to-Table Dinner Series

Each of our Farm-to-Table dinner is unique, as we partner with a different chef to feature local foods at the peak of their season, harvested here and at other area farms. What they all have in common is that you can expect a beautiful farm setting, live music, great company, and delicious local food and beverages while benefiting our nonprofit.

Community Programs

Engage in moments of fun and learning with your family through one of our many farm and campground programs led by our educators.

Farm Education

Workshops

Our new Backyard Gardener Workshop Series is designed for the aspiring small-scale farmer, and is geared towards adults and children alike.  Each session offers an in-depth exploration of a specific topic through lectures and hands-on activities, granting you the skills needed to confidently and successfully cultivate your own garden space.

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