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Backyard Locavore Day!

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Backyard Locavore Day!

Time: August 11, 2012 from 10am to 4pm
Location: Various spots around Cumberland County
Website or Map: http://extension.umaine.edu/c…
Phone: 207-781-6099
Event Type: fundraiser, workshops
Organized By: UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County
Latest Activity: Aug 8, 2012

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Event Description

The Backyard Locavore Day is an educational, edible garden tour provided by University of Maine Cooperative Extension trained volunteer Master Gardeners, Master Food Preservers, and garden owners. A “locavore” is someone who eats food grown or produced locally. This event will showcase successful backyard “do-it-yourself” strategies for growing, raising, harvesting and preserving foods to become more self-reliant in meeting your own food needs. Topics featured through demonstrations, tours, talks and food samples include:

• Vegetable gardening • Square foot gardening methods • Beekeeping • Root cellaring • Drying foods • Canning foods • Freezing vegetables and fruits • Composting • Raising chickens for eggs and meat • High yield Fruit Trees

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Comment by North Star Sheep Farm on August 8, 2012 at 6:06am

Summer went by so fast I didn't have a chance to get involved with this great event, maybe next year...

Comment by LisaF on April 26, 2012 at 11:10am

Sorry I can't make it this year but look forward to participating in the future.  It's a great event!

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