Hands-On Homesteading

Free 2 Be

Hands-on Homesteading

a take-home learning series

 brought to you in partnership with

Lone Spruce Farm and Hancock County 4-H

Welcome to Hands-on Homesteading, a take-home learning series! In this series, local youth will have the opportunity to develop some of the most critical skills that are part of daily life in agriculture and homesteading at Lone Spruce Farm.

Topics covered will be weather spotting and climate study, beneficial insects, weaving, baking, gardening, tree identification, animal husbandry, and more. Packets can be found at the Extension Office and the Lone Spruce Farmstand in Dedham, Maine. Reserve yours now by filling the form out below.

Current Kit: Bread Baking

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Reserve a Hands on Homesteading Kit

Note: As a way to document those we are reaching, we are seeking Gender and Race/Ethnicity information on an optional basis. It is important that we ensure equal opportunity to all who might benefit from our programs.
  • The January kit was "Junior Weather Spotting". This kit teaches youth about weather, climate and gives them an opportunity to practice their weather spotting skills! We still have a few available. The April kit is "Bread Baking" and teaches youth how to make a sourdough starter, bake Tassajara bread, and more.
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