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Tour Aldermere Farm

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ROCKPORT — Maine Coast Heritage Trust will host a picnic lunch and tour of Aldermere Farm, 70 Russell Avenue, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The day will include a guided tour of the historic farm established in the early 1800s, a demonstration of the internationally award-winning herd of Belted Galloway cattle, and a short walk on the farm’s trails after lunch. Members of the local 4-H group, the Aldermere Achievers, will show their animals and answer questions. The cost is $20, $10 for children and members of Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Lunch is included. Advance registration is required at mcht.org/trips-events.

Guests will meet this spring’s crop of 13 calves as well as the resident sheep and lambs, and learn about the sustainable agriculture practiced at Aldermere. After the tour, guests will enjoy a picnic lunch and take a short walk on one of the farm’s trails.

Aldermere Farm’s Belted Galloway herd was established in 1953 and is regarded as one of the premier herds in the world today. The Aldermere Achievers travelled to the 2015 National Belted Galloway Show in Nashville this winter and brought home numerous awards, including the prestigious 2015 Belted Galloway Premiere Breeder award.

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is a conservation organization dedicated to protecting the character of Maine for future generations. Aldermere Farm is a 136-acre MCHT preserve and operates as a working farm and educational center, helping visitors deepen their appreciation for land conservation and sustainable agriculture. For more information on this trip as well as a full list of summer programming, please visit www.mcht.org/trips-events.

For information, please contact Ceci Danforth at 607-4366 or email cdanforth@mcht.org.