A browntail moth caterpillar crawling across a green leaf

Rural Living Night 2021


Tuesday, April 13
3:00–6:30 p.m.

3:00–4:30 – Grandmother’s Gift – Skomon (corn), Shiwa Noh, Nibezun
Half-hour break – Rejoin the Zoom at 5:00
5:00–6:30 – Browntail Moth and its Impacts in Maine, Tom Schmeelk, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

All donations go directly to the Waldo County 4-H scholarship fund.

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Program Description

3:00–4:30 p.m.: Grandmother’s Gift – Skomon (corn)

Shiwa Noh, from Nibezun, will speak about what it means to plant the original Wabanaki varieties of corn to connect to the ancestors, to bring healing through the ceremonies, to bring sovereignty, and rediscover the ancestral way of preparing the corn.

5:00–6:30 p.m.: Browntail Moth and its Impacts in Maine

Tom Schmeelk, from the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry will speak on about the Browntail Moth and its impacts in Maine including its history in Maine, biology, the current situation, management and mitigation strategies. Both of these presentations will be offered via zoom and include an opportunity for participants to engage with the speakers to ask questions.

For more information or a reasonable accommodation, please contact Viña Lindley at Waldo County Extension by phone at 207.342.5971 or by email at least seven days in advance. If requests are received after this date, we may not have sufficient time to make necessary arrangements.

Program Details


Tuesday, April 13, 2021


3:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

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Vina Lindley, UMaine Extension Staff

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