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UMaine Cooperative Extension Backyard Locavore Day Aug. 10

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, Aug. 10.

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

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