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Backyard Locavore Day Previewed in Press Herald Column

Monday, August 12th, 2013

The fifth annual Backyard Locavore Day hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County was previewed in the Portland Press Herald’s Food and Dining Dispatches column. The event is a self-guided tour of multiple gardens in Cumberland County on Saturday, Aug. 10 that is designed to educate people about do-it-yourself strategies for becoming a locavore, or someone who eats food grown or produced locally.

UMaine Cooperative Extension Backyard Locavore Day August 10

Monday, August 12th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will hold the fifth annual Backyard Locavore Day, a self-guided tour of multiple gardens, on Saturday, August 10.

Events in Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Freeport, North Yarmouth, Portland, South Portland, Windham, Raymond and Yarmouth will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Backyard Locavore Day is designed to educate members of the public about do-it-yourself strategies for becoming a locavore, or someone who eats food grown or produced locally.

Demonstrations and talks will focus on gardening and food-preservation methods and will include food samples.

Registration is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event; children under 12 are free. Registrants will receive a booklet with a map and site descriptions. Funds raised will go toward the UMaine Extension’s Cumberland County Food Preservation Program.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to request a disability accommodation visit umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/locavore, call 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471, or email lois.elwell@maine.edu.

Backyard Locavore Day Previewed in Press Herald Blog

Friday, August 9th, 2013

The fifth annual Backyard Locavore Day hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County was previewed in the latest entry of the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root: Dispatches from Maine’s food sources.” The event is a self-guided tour of multiple gardens in Cumberland County on Saturday, August 10, that is designed to educate people about do-it-yourself strategies for becoming a locavore, or someone who eats food grown or produced locally.

Tri-Town Weekly Previews Backyard Locavore Day

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Tri-Town Weekly carried an article previewing the fifth annual Backyard Locavore Day. The self-guided tour of several gardens in Cumberland County will be hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

UMaine Extension Offering Fifth Annual Backyard Locavore Day – August 10, 2013

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will hold the fifth annual Backyard Locavore Day, a self-guided tour of multiple gardens in Cumberland County, on Saturday, August 10, 2013.

Events in Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Freeport, North Yarmouth, Portland, South Portland, Windham, Raymond and Yarmouth will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., rain or shine.

Registration is $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event; children under 12 get in free. Registrants will receive a booklet describing each site and a map showing specific locations.

Backyard Locavore Day is designed to educate members of the public about do-it-yourself strategies for becoming a locavore, or someone who eats food grown or produced locally. Every year, people grow, raise, harvest and preserve foods in a sustainable way to meet individual food needs.

Demonstrations and talks will focus on gardening methods including vegetable and square-foot gardening, backyard composting, greenhouses, beekeeping and backyard poultry. Each garden session also will feature specific food-preservation methods such as drying, hot-water-bath canning and making herbal vinegars and jam, with complementary food samples.

Funds raised will go toward the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Cumberland County Food Preservation Program.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to request a disability accommodation visit the Cumberland County Extension web page, call 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471, or email lois.elwell@maine.edu.

UMaine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. To provide adequate time to respond to a request, please provide notice at least 10 days prior to the event.