On Thursday, July 17th, children and parents from Maine Families home visiting program of Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties were guests at Aldermere Farm in Rockport. Families had a tour of the farm with Herd Manager Heidi Baker, got to see 4-H students in action with livestock and enjoyed a “hands on” experience with calves and lambs. After the tour, everyone gathered for a healthy snack while listening to Baker read the Book “Moonbeam Cow” written by Sharma Krauskopf.
Baker, who has been with Aldermere since 2006, shared with families how important it is for kids to learn where their food comes from and what sustainable agriculture means. She told parents, “Your kids can begin learning and volunteering at the farm when they are a little older, and they will become the next generation of 4-H.”
Maine Families of Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties and 4-H are both programs of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. For more information visit http://www.extension.umaine.edu/, call Maine Families at 207.594.1980 or Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension at 207.832.0343. In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation – including transgender status and gender expression – national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veterans’ status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.