Northern Maine Rural Living Day Sept. 12

boy with chickenThe first Northern Maine Rural Living Day will be held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Saturday, Sept. 12, at Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum, 1664 U.S. Route 1, Littleton.

Class topics include livestock barns and fences, buying used farm equipment, raising livestock and poultry, gardening and soil health, cheese-making, and food preservation methods, including canning and root cellaring. A panel discussion on sustainable beekeeping will be held, and there will be youth activities, livestock displays, craft demonstrations and a harvest lunch with local foods.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Southern Aroostook Soil & Water Conservation District are co-sponsors of the event. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 532.6548, 800.287.1469 (in Maine) or visit the website.