Celebrate 25 years of Rural Living Day with beekeeping, Amish technology, home brewing workshops

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Waldo County Extension Association are hosting the 25th annual Rural Living Day 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. April 6 at Mount View High School in Thorndike.

Participants can choose from 24 different workshops on topics that include backyard beekeeping; solar energy; Amish technology; growing hops, fruit trees, medicinal herbs, strawberries or rice in Maine; home brewing; soils; guardian dogs and sustainable farming; ticks; and planning a green burial.   

The $30 fee includes three workshops and lunch featuring locally sourced foods; early registration is recommended. Registration and a full list of workshops are online. All proceeds support a post-secondary scholarship for a Waldo County high school senior.

To request more information or a reasonable accommodation, call 342.5971 or 800.287.1426 (in Maine).