Hopkins speaks about root cellar workshop on WABI

Kathy Hopkins, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor, was a recent guest on WABI (Channel 5). Hopkins spoke about a free UMaine Extension introductory workshop on designing, constructing and maintaining root cellars for winter food storage. The workshop will be held from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, at the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan. “Winter food storage is growing in popularity, and root cellars are a traditional method of putting food by for the winter,” Hopkins said. “This is nothing new; we’re kind of re-encouraging some of the practices of the past.”