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June 2018

Severine speaks at the Slow Living Event

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Brattleboro, VT United States + Google Map

The Future of Farm & Food Entrepreneurship Summit 2018 focuses on growing conscious food and agriculture businesses, giving current and aspiring entrepreneurs the tools, resources, and mentorship needed to evolve businesses, create positive change in your community, and revolutionize the future of food. This year Severine will be speaking with Charles Eisenstein. The Summit takes place in the non-traditional conference surroundings of Main Street, Brattleboro — a small community in southern Vermont, long renowned for its commitment to healthy, local, sustainable…

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Greenhorns presents: GPS for Beginners.

June 10
Reversing Hall, Pembroke ME 04666, 4 Leighton Pr. Rd
Pembroke, ME 04666 United States
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Our teacher is Markley Boyer, conservationist and adventurer and we will be learning how to use digital mapping, remote sensing, large-scale print-outs and plain old drafting paper to create working farm management plans. We’ll use great software to access different layers of information (soils, tax maps, etc). The resulting maps/farm plans can be used for grazing management, organic certification, trail-making, agroforestry, monitoring seaweed harvests and other aquatic users, and includes multi-layered data about weather, wildlife and other phenomenology. We will…

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Greenhorns and Scythe Supply present: One day short-course in Scything

June 15
Smithereen Farm Pembroke,, ME 04666 United States + Google Map
$40

Taught by scything legend (and neighbor farmer) Jim Kovaleski and Carol Bryan of Scythe Supply. You will learn to manage fencerows, roads, paths, lawns, orchards - all without motor noise! Find the optimal physics, the romance of the swing, and learn some small tricks for sharpening and blade maintenance. (If you are coming from away, plan to arrive the evening of June 14th) No purchase of Scythe is required, but all equipment will be available for sale. The daylong course…

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Greenhorns, Appleseed Permaculture and Owl + Bear Tree service presents: Trail building theory and practice workshop

June 16 - June 17
Reversing Hall, Pembroke ME 04666, 4 Leighton Pr. Rd
Pembroke, ME 04666 United States
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$60

Hosted by: - Brannan Buehner of Owl and Bear Tree services, - Connor Stedman of Appleseed Permaculture, - Deirdre Whitehead, Maine Coast Heritage Trust land steward All animals and all empires understand the power of the trail - but do you? We’ll cover siting and planning, tool-use, wet-area materials, underbrush and trail-edge management. Reading slope, topography, landform-- what does the land want? How can we design a sensuous slalom, with just enough intervention and design? We’ll do some wildlife trailing…

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Greenhorns and Maine Seaweed Exchange present: Wild + Cultivated algae: Seaweed Workshop #1

June 23
Reversing Hall, Pembroke ME 04666, 4 Leighton Pr. Rd
Pembroke, ME 04666 United States
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$200

This will include: - A full day session with Sarah Redmond and special guest teachers which will feature: - Presentations and Slideshows at the Reversing Hall, field study on the shore. - Orientation to the Inter-tidal, marine biology - Introduction to wildcrafting and farming edible seaweeds - Look at the history of seaweed aquaculture around the world. - Looking at the potential for seaweed aquaculture in Maine: opportunities and risks - Introduction to the work of Elinor Ostrom on the…

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July 2018

Friends of Liberty Hall and Greenhorns present: “Halls away Downeast” – A bus-tour of historic halls from Ellsworth to Eastport, Maine

July 21 - July 22
$350

This course is perfect for people over 60 years old, no strenuous physical activity required! Includes all meals, transportation, lectures and accommodations for a 2 day whistle-stop tour including wonderful guest lecturers, farm visits and adventures in historic preservation. This is a program coordinated in partnership with Friends of Liberty Hall, Machiasport, ME, Maine Preservation and Greenhorns - a young farmers group which recently moved to an Odd Fellows Hall in Washington County. Meet 8 am at the historical society…

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August 2018

Blueberry Camp!

August 1 @ 8:00 am - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
Smithereen Farm Pembroke,, ME 04666 United States + Google Map
$50

Arrange to camp at Smithereen Farm to harvest your own blueberries and make your own jam in our beautiful new timber-frame kitchen. DIY Blueberry Commons. Bring your own tent, jars and sugar, come explore the beautiful Cobscook Region on a low impact family holiday! You can enjoy the Greenhorns Agricultural Library and our little improvised tourist office at the 1901 Odd Fellows Hall, go hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring New Brunswick and etc! I made a little tourist page on the…

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Greenhorns and Jim Cornish Present: Blueberry Wine Workshop

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Reversing Hall, Pembroke ME 04666, 4 Leighton Pr. Rd
Pembroke, ME 04666 United States
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$50

Join us on August 5th from noon until 4:00 pm for our Blueberry Wine making workshop with Jim Cornish. Participants are required to bring 15 pounds of blueberries and a potato masher the day of the workshop in addition to 12 pounds of sugar five teaspoons of lemon juice and five teaspoons of yeast to add on the third day after the workshop. The wine yield will be approx. 5 1/2 gallons. After the workshop spend an evening with Jim…

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Greenhorns Presents: Sail Training Camp: Downeast Foxfire with Arista Holden

August 17 - August 25
Machiasport Machiasport, ME United States + Google Map
$450

Greenhorns is pleased to present our first sail training program, a follow up on Maine Sail Freight project, which brought us to Maine! Starting at Liberty Hall in Machiasport and visiting islands, coves, and historic sites while immersing students in the wild coastal ecology of Downeast Maine, this ten day course offers a birch bark crafting workshop, traditional seamanship training and all sorts of naturalist adventure. Yes, you will learn to row and sail aboard the 18th-century Bantry Bay gigs.…

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September 2018

Greenhorns and Eat Local Eastport present: Shiitake + Chaga Focused: Forest Mycology in the Maine Woodlands And Wildlands

September 7 - September 9
$250

Taught by Radical Mycology author and educator Peter McCoy and Russ Cohen, naturalist, seed-saver, wildcrafting educator. MUSHROOMS! Besides logging, how can we interact with woodlands in ways that sustain us? MUSHROOMS! This homesteader-oriented program looks at mycological practices and practical considerations for tending the wild, managing the forest commons for multiple human uses as well as for animal + insect users. Downeast Maine is home to over sixty species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or…

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