Events

May 23 2024
  • Greenhorns Artist in Residence: Brian Dewan

    May 23 2024 - May 30 2024  

    Multi-media artist Brian Dewan returns to Greenhorns to work on a film strip about Civic Halls.
    Brian is a long-time Greenhorns collaborator who worked on GRANGE FUTURE project, culminating in a vinyl record release of BRIAN DEWAN SINGS GRANGE SONGS: Songs of the Patrons of Husbandry. 

    See Brian perform at the ALEWIFE FESTIVAL on May 24 + 25, and learn more about his Civic Halls film strip project.

May 24 2024
  • 3rd Annual Pennamaquan Alewife Festival

    May 24 2024 - May 25 2024  

    Join us for the Third Annual Pennamaquan Alewife Festival!

    May 24 + 25, 2024 in Pembroke

    We're delighted to partner once again with Downeast Salmon Federation, to bring you a family-friendly weekend of FISH!

    See full event details at: greenhorns.org/alewife-festival

    SMOKING AND EATING OF FISH
    We will begin smoking fish the day before, with a free local food buffet from Smithereen Farm beginning at noon. If you want to join in the dipping, gutting, and brining, make sure to get a fishing license from the town office.

    LEARN
    NOAA Fisheries Biologist Max Tritt will be on hand all day Saturday to lead learning experiences about alewives for all ages, with his interactive Stream Smart table, followed by a presentation about Atlantic salmon restoration. (Saturday only)

    Also present will be Downeast Salmon Federation Fisheries Biologist Mike Manning

    BIKE LIKE A FISH
    Join bike rides up the Pennamaquan, and a long one around Pennamaquan Lake!
    Mike Stewart of Mike’s Bikes will be on hand Saturday for bike tune-ups.
    Haul your bike out of the garage and take a spin up the river, along the rail trail bridge for a short, medium or long ride in the peak of Shadbush flower season. 
    Mike will lead a golden hour group bike ride (longer) up to Pennamaquan Lake, leaving the crossroads at 3pm on Saturday. 

    MAKE AND EXPLORE
    Enjoy a fish painting activity and a lifecycle treasure hunt to explore the riparian habitats of the Pennamaquan River, led by artist Rebekah Elizabeth Guiltner (whose work wraps the DSF smoke truck!)

    LIVE MUSIC
    Saturday: Live music by Will Neils and the Midnight Ramblers
    Both days: Greenhorns Artist-in-Residence Brian Dewan will sing songs from the Grange. He’ll share his work in progress on a film strip about Civic Halls.

    MORE DETAILS
    Electric car charger available!
    The Smithereen Farmstore will be open with local produce, cheese, meats, bakery etc. Plenty of delicious treasures to take home.
    Make a weekend of it and book your campsite at Smithereen Farm, for a full agritourism experience.

    Thank you to Maine Tourism for supporting this event. VisitMaine.com

    Did you know? May 25 is World Fish Migration Day!

    See complete details at greenhorns.org/alewife-festival

June 9 2024
  • Greenhorns Artist in Residence: Artist Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) Retreat

    June 9 2024 - June 14 2024  

    Artists Rapid Response Team (ARRT!) creates banners for progressive non-profits in Maine on social, economic and environmental justice issues.

    In June, ARRT! returns to Greenhorns HQ for their annual retreat and to work with Passamaquody artists at the Sipayik Elementary School and Sipayik Museum.

    Stay tuned to our social media and this events page for details on painting days that are open to the wider public. 

    Learn more about ARRT! here: www.arrteam.org

    And learn more about Greenhorns Artists in Residence here: greenhorns.org/residency/

June 13 2024
  • Greenhorns Artist in Residence: Elise McMahon

    June 13 2024

    Greenhorns Artist in Residence Elise McMahon of Likeminded Objects will create a public interpretive installation around Greenhorns campus. Come see!

    Learn more about Elise's work here: likemindedobjects.com

    Learn more about Greenhorns Residency here:
    greenhorns.org/residency

June 22 2024
  • Farm Hack at MOFGA's Farm & Homestead Day

    June 22 2024

    Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a free day of hands-on learning and fun. From its beginnings in 2012 it has been presented by volunteers who delight in sharing their expertise in skills for rural and sustainable living. There are activities for all ages.

    This year, Farm Hack Fellow Elizabeth Baumhoff will take part.

    Event takes place at Common Ground Education Center in Unity, ME 

    Come find us!

    Read about MOFGA's Farm & Homestead Day: www.mofga.org/trainings/annual-events/farm-and-homestead-day/

    Learn more about Farm hack here: farmhack.org/wiki/getting-started

June 29 2024
  • Workshop: Reversing Hall Convergence with Library Guide Making, led by Greenhorns Artist in Residence: Patrick Kiley of Publication Studio Hudson

    June 29 2024

    Join a group of publishers, librarians, archivists, and others at Reversing Hall's Agrarian Library for an afternoon of hands-on exploration and zinecraft. 

    We will use the group exercise of collating, folding, and finishing copies of the new Library Visitor Guide to survey the collections in treasure-hunt fashion. 

    Participants will learn three different pamphlet binding techniques and use a specially designed stamp to hand-finish each copy. 

    Each participant will get a copy of the guide as well as a copy of the "10 Reasons Libraries Matter" zine from Publication Studio. 

    PLEASE RSVP! 
    Workshop Sign-up

    Patrick Kiley is a printer-publisher in Troy, New York. He has a Masters in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois and, as a younger person, several seasons of experience working on organic vegetable farms and artisanal cheese dairies in the U.S., Italy and Ireland.

    While in residence, he will work to organize the library at Reversing Hall, host a public workshop, and edit Volume 7 of the New Farmer's Almanac.

    Learn more about Patrick's work here: publicationstudio.biz/studios/hudson

    Questions about the library or the workshop? Email Lou at [email protected].

July 4 2024
  • Civic Halls Fourth of July Parade

    July 4 2024  8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Save the date, stay tuned for more information!

July 10 2024
  • Workshop: Fabuflowers with Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua

    July 10 2024 - July 12 2024  

    Join celebrated florist Sarah Ryhanen of Saipua (Hudson Valley, NY) for a multi-day workshop. More info coming soon, plus sign-up form!

    Learn more about Sarah and Saipua here: saipua.com

July 20 2024
  • Farm Hack Workshop at Smithereen Farm: Build Your Own Garden Cart

    July 20 2024 - July 21 2024  

    Join us July 20-21, 2024 for a Farm Hack workshop at Smithereen Farm. 

    During this workshop each participant will build their own GARDEN CART, led by Farm Hack Fellow Liz Baumhoff. This farm and garden cart is versatile, hard working, made out of bent, galvanized steel conduit and plywood wheels, and is constructed with easily-acquired materials using basic shop equipment. 

    It is designed to: straddle a standard 30-inch garden bed, hold one level of three harvest crates, easily disassemble and reassemble for ease of transportation, and be cheaper to construct than a standard commercial cart. The inside can easily be skinned in plywood if preferred. Come build with us!

    • There is a $250 fee to cover the cost of materials. Let us know if you are interested but need financial assistance.
    • People under 18 years old are welcome to attend with parent or guardian supervision.
    • Signup deadline is July 1.
    • More details about time and location will be sent to participants. The bulk of the workshop will take place on July 20, with July 21 as an as-needed day for completing the project, clean-up, and conversation.

    Since 2010, Farm Hack has hosted an online repository of open source farm tools, along with meet-ups! Farm Hack is currently in a renaissance and reimagining. Join up and learn more at farmhack.org

    Questions? Contact Liz at: [email protected]
    RSVP REQUIRED, sign up here! https://forms.gle/UEZdhLNkxprTDJ26A

August 3 2024
  • Wild Maine Blueberry Weekend with Odessa Piper

    August 3 2024 - August 4 2024  

    Maine Wild Blueberry with Odessa Piper, hand pies, popsicles and so much more. Stay tuned for more details!

August 17 2024
  • Chokecherry + Fireweed Intensive with Rachel Alexandrou

    August 17 2024 - August 18 2024  
    Smithereen Farm, 767 Leighton Point Rd, Pembroke, ME 04666, USA

    Join wild edible plant educator Rachel Alexandrou for a hands-on, immersive workshop identifying, harvesting, processing, cooking and tasting two important, abundant and delicious plants of Downeast, Maine. This weekend-long workshop is meant for anyone interested in learning about how to safely harvest and eat these plants or for those seeking to experience a communal wild food harvest. All levels of experience are welcome. 

    Chokecherry is a prolific, native shrub that is often overlooked in modern North American cuisine. Together we will prepare a brilliant magenta juice and syrup as well as chome cherry bbq sauce. Fireweed is another native fire-loving plant which can be processed into a complex and flavorful tea reminiscent of a fruity, floral black tea. 

    We will end the weekend creating a feast together and tasting the fruits of our labor. Based on the abundance of the hedgerow, and the swiftness of our handiwork, participants may be able to take home a jar of syrup, jam, bbq sauce, or fireweed tea.

    Signup for the workshop here (link coming soon) and then book your stay through Smithereen Farm HipCamp. Campsites with outdoor tent platforms are available for your stay during the workshop. If you have any questions about the workshop, do not hesitate to reach out to Rachel via email: [email protected]

    Rachel Alexandrou is an interdisciplinary artist who uses her education in plant science, and collaborative practice, to create experiential work about food, flora, and innovating human relationships to the natural landscape. Find out more about her @giantdaughter on Instagram or her website giantdaughter.com for more information on her events around Maine this year.

    SCHEDULE

    Saturday

    • 10–11am — Meet at the outdoor kitchen for breakfast and introductions 
    • 11am–1pm —Fireweed Harvest 
    • 1–2pm — Lunch!
    • 2:30pm — Chokecherry Harvest
    • 4:30pm — Cleaning and Juicemaking in the kitchen 

    Sunday 

    • 10am–12pm — participants may join in on the community plantwalk (see below), process fireweed, or enjoy free time swimming etc.
    • 12pm — Lunch 
    • 1pm — Processing Fireweed and cooking chokecherry sauces or any other foraged recipes in the outdoor kitchen
    • 6pm — Wild Feast, Fire and Hangout 

    Community PLANTWALK 
    Sunday August 18 
    10am-12pm

    Join us Sunday morning for a family friendly wild edible plantwalk at Smithereen Farm. We will meet at the outdoor kitchen and make our way through the gardens and to the shore learning about the wild edible and medicinal plants along the way. Notebooks are highly encouraged during this walk as lots of information will be disseminated. At the end of the walk, participants will be invited to the kitchen for a foraged refreshment. This walk is open to community members, visitors and is included for Fireweed/Chokecherry Workshop participants.

August 18 2024
  • Community Plant Walk with Rachel Alexandrou

    August 18 2024

    More information coming soon!

September 20 2024
  • MOFGA's Common Ground Fair in Unity, ME

    September 20 2024

    We'll be there!