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Educational Programs - 6th Annual Backyard Locavore Day – August 9, 2014

6th Annual Backyard Locavore Day — a self-guided tour of multiple Cumberland county backyards. (Rain or shine!) between 10AM-3PM.

Price: $15 in advance $20 day of event; children under 12 free.

This educational event, provided by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Volunteers, will showcase sustainable ways to increase self-sufficiency to meet your own food needs. Demonstrations will focus on backyard gardening techniques, food preservation methods, and more.

A day’s worth of educational opportunity; create your own gardening adventure by visiting backyards on our Backyard Locavore Tour around Cumberland County. This year’s tour includes 6 gardens in Brunswick and Freeport.

Your day will be self-directed, so pick the sites that interest you! In your ticket booklet, a map of locations will be provided and an online map will be available.

You will see backyard poultry, honeybees at work, plants of all sizes and varieties, techniques for container gardening, square foot gardening, and “Preserving the Harvest” demonstrations with food samples highlighting preservation techniques and unique backyards.

Get your questions answered by UMaine Extension Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers, as well as the homeowners.

For more information, call 781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) or e-mail at lois.elwell@maine.edu.

Due to insurance reasons, our homeowners are unable to let participants use their bathrooms or enter their homes. Please plan accordingly. Leave your pets at home. Please follow parking instructions.

 


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