Farm to Table Camp at Rogers Farm
August 1-5, 2022
7:45 AM – Noon
Rogers Farm, Old Town, and UMaine Campus
University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and 4-H staff, along with chef Rob Dumas, UMaine’s food science innovation coordinator, are pleased to announce a Farm to Table Summer Camp at Rogers Farm the week of Aug. 1, 2022.
The half-day camp will be held from 7:45 a.m. to noon Aug. 1-4 at Rogers Farm in Stillwater and 7:45 a.m. to noon on the UMaine campus in Orono on Aug. 5. The $50 camp fee includes all materials and a mid-morning snack. Limited financial assistance is available upon request. Register online by May 20. First come, first served.
Youth ages 9-12 will be involved in all aspects of growing, harvesting and preparing food and flowers. Our new farmers will
- sow seeds,
- care for crops,
- harvest cut flowers,
- save seeds,
- pick produce, and
- learn how to manage pests and diseases in the garden.
Additionally, the group will help create a collaborative art installation at the farm. The week of gardening will culminate in a morning focused on developing culinary skills with chef Dumas, who previously served as a chef in the White House for four years. Developing basic food preparation skills, an understanding of food safety and fostering a love of healthy and delicious foods are the goals for the culinary portion of this summer camp.
For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.942.7396; firstname.lastname@example.org.