Upcoming Events

Liberty Hall, National Heritage Area, Regalia on Display

sat July 30
11am-3pm
Liberty Hall
325 Port Rd, Machiasport

Learn about Liberty Hall and the history of Downeast's many civic and fraternal halls, Odd Fellows regalia on display and an introduction to the proposed National Heritage Area for downeast Maine with Crystal Hitchings of Downeast Acadia Regional Tourism.

FREE EVENT! Contact [email protected] with any questions. 

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The GREENHORNS believe we humans must reform agriculture to survive on this planet. Our mission is to create a welcoming cultural space and a practical professional resource for those new to ecological farming. We make books, films, radio, parties, symposia, workshops, networking and online curriculum. We are based in rural Maine where we farm and host campers, researchers, media producers, artists and collaborators. Our community is the international movement of LA VIA CAMPESINA. Our activism helps us express our solidarity with future generations and the non-human world. Come! We can do it together.

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  • Wild Foraging and Cooking with Rachel Alexandrou

    August 12 2022 - August 13 2022  
    767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    Times TBD

    Join forager and feast-maker Rachel Alexandrou in a weekend workshop on harvesting, processing and cooking some of our favorite August forage-ables. Chokecherries, fireweed and wild mushrooms. Chokecherry is a prolific fruit, currently under utilized in North American cuisine. Together we will prepare a brilliant magenta syrup for pouring over pancakes and other sweets, as well as condiments for pairing with meats and grilled vegetables. Fireweed is another North American plant who can be processed into a complex and flavorful tea reminiscent of a fruity, floral black tea. Often in August, the chanterelles and lobster mushrooms will be out in full force. Rachel will offer cooking and processing instruction and we will share two meals together so we can taste the fruit of our labors. Based on the abundance of the hedgerow, you may be able to take home a jar of syrup, jam, bbq sauce, preserved mushrooms or fireweed tea. Bring a notebook as foraging walks with Rachel always end up covering the myriad of medicinal and edible wild plants of the moment and their preparations in cooking.

  • Beach Trash Puppet Making with Turtle Dance Coop

    August 13 2022
    767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    Time TBD

    Turtle Dance Co-op is an informal group of artists creating and marketing local artwork at 72 Water Street, Lubec ME, the site of the former Peacock Sardine Cannery.

    Ten percent of our net profit goes to local beach clean-up efforts and we will continue to promote a philosophy of ocean and marine ecology awareness. The primary goal of this group, beyond making a buck, is to reintroduce the vital essence of our deep connection with the ocean while supporting the practical aspects of a working waterfront.

    Since the pseudo-triumph of science and commercial technology over the primal fascination and awe of the ocean a serious disconnect has arisen between humanity and the world we inhabit—the world of urchins, whales, star-fish, stormy seas, bold coasts et al. This rift has impacted marine life in a very frightening way and some of our neighboring sea creatures are going, or have gone, the way of the great auk. and American bison.

    The lives of human beings, phytoplankton, and a plethora of entities between the two, all bound by the same elemental star-dust, compose a vital community which is in peril. Through contemplation, communion, and creative interaction we can regain our balance and create a sustainable way of being-in-the-world while generating a more subtle harmonic which will yield a path to the satisfactory development of all life, above and below the surface of the sea.

    But please, before you turn away at the dreary prospect of mending fences and getting into line for the Greater Good, realize that the above- mentioned activities can be, will be, and, most importantly, are right now, a ton of fun.

    With our sea-junk creations, fabulous artworks painted, etched, woven, and carved, intricate hand-crafted jewelry, and astounding photography of the Lubec environment, you will enjoy a greater sense of balance with the ocean and creatures of the sea that join you in your life adventure.

    Your Turtle Dance art will ripple like wavelets across the bow of your heart; the mermaid slips beneath the sea with the simple grace of glass eels through kelp; your humpback whale sings and leaps across the burly, roiling waters as puffins meet whatever our ocean-mother brings with their powerful, loving strokes of feathered wings through air and sea.

    A great wave for which there is no suitable name will well up deep within the furthest reaches of your inner citadel, will wash through your heart in a flood of peace and joy, will whelm over your mind in an ever-increasing series of epiphanies flushed full with understanding, and will vault your spirit to the stars from whence it began.

    You will Ride the Deeper Wave----GUARAN- FREAKING-TEED!!!

  • Seagriculture USA Conference 2022

    September 7 2022 - September 8 2022  

    Seagriculture 2022 USA gathers top speakers, who will share their know-how within seaweed for feed, food, offshore cultivation, biorefinery of seaweed and much more.

    The two-day program will go into the many different applications of seaweed that exist now and will combine plenary sessions with interactive poster presentations, trade shows and debate sessions, among others.

    Learn more and register at https://seagriculture-usa.com/

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