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2020 EVENTS - All events are outdoors, with attendance limited (please pre-register), and all participants must wear face coverings. We offer sliding scale pricing, with work-trade and barter options - see event details for more info.

Life of A Honey Be: An Introduction to Honey Bees & Beekeeping
August 8, 2020 | 10:00am-11:00am
September 12, 2020 | 10:00am-11:00am
This interactive workshop will introduce participants to the fantastic study of honey bees, and the thrill of beekeeping. We'll cover the biology and life cycle of a honey bee, peek into an observation hive, and taste Maine honey harvested during different seasons. We'll also consider the importance of pollinators like the honey bee within our food systems and local ecosystem, and the actions you can take to help them thrive. Led by local beekeeper Thalassa Raasch, owner + operator of Keepers.
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Mushrooms For Food, Health, and Our Environment
August 15, 2020 | 1:00pm-2:30pm
This workshop will cover the basics around gourmet mushrooms (wild and cultivated), the health benefits of certain mushrooms varieties, as well as the use of mycelium for the remediation of compromised environments. This workshop will be led by Dan Agro a local mushroom enthusiast and owner of AgroMyco, a mushroom-based supply and consulting business.
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No-Till Farming: Permanent Raised Beds
August 16, 2020 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come learn how to establish and maintain a system of permanent no-till vegetable beds at a commercial scale. Daniel will lead a tour of the farm showing the different stages of no-till bed preparation, and will discuss layout strategies, the BCS walking tractor, black tarps, different mulching techniques, as well as amendments and cover crops to help jumpstart soil health.
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Plants for Health: Elderberry Syrup
September 5, 2020 | 1:00pm-2:30pm or 3:00pm-4:30pm
Learn how to grow, harvest, and process elderberries from Ana Solis, Frith Farm's Herbalist, Kitchen & Store Manager. Elder (Sambucus) is a powerful shrub that produces bark, flowers, and berries which are prized for their ability to support the human immune system. Join Ana on a tour of the perennial herb gardens followed by a demonstration of how to process for elderberries for an immune-boost syrup and tonic.
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No-Till Farming: Building Biodiversity into Vegetable Production
September 6, 2020 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Come tour Frith Farm and learn strategies to increase biodiversity in the context of commercial vegetable production. Diversity and abundance of life are nature's answer to soil, plant, and human health. We will focus on how to use mulches, interplantings, and perennial plantings to increase natural resistance to pests and disease and to feed the life that feeds us.
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Life of A Honey Bee
September 12, 2020 | 10:00am-11:00am
See description above.
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Mushroom Foraging
September 19, 2020 | 1:00pm-2:30pm
Join Dan Agro of AgroMyco on an edible and medicinal mushroom foraging walk. Along the way you will learn the best times of the year to find local medicinal and culinary mushrooms, the ideal growing environments and what to look for in the forest, safe and thorough species identification, and how to preserve and/or cook your mushrooms. Please note: bring a bag and a small knife and dress appropriately for walking in the woods.
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Plants for Health: Fire Cider Tonic
October 10, 2020 | 1:00pm-2:30pm
Before the winter sets in Ana Solis, Frith Farm's Farm Herbalist, Kitchen & Store Manager will teach you how to turn zesty farm ingredients into a superfood shot to keep your warm and healthy through the snowy season. Visit the fields to see gather ingredients then gather in the community greenhouse to watch the alchemy of how simple produce and spices meld together into a vigorous tonic.
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Introduction to Home Mushroom Cultivation
October 17, 2020 | 1:00pm-2:30pm
Explore the mysterious world of mushrooms and learn the basics of home mushroom cultivation in this hands on introduction to mushroom cultivation. Local mushroom enthusiast and owner of AgroMyco, Dan Agro, takes you through the fascinating life cycle of fungi and gives a hands-on interactive demo of Oyster mushroom cultivation.
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No-Till Farming: Cover Cropping for Soil Health
October 18, 2020 | 3:00pm-5:00pm
Come learn how we use cover crops to build soil at Frith Farm. Daniel will lead a tour of the farm showing the different mixes of plant species we use for both winterkilled and overwintered cover crops, and will discuss timing, seeding methods, crop planning considerations, and termination strategies.
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Carrot Harvest