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Kids Invited To A Farm Hoopla in October

Posted Sept. 20, 2012, at 3:07 p.m.

Wednesday, October 3 to Thursday, October 25, 2012; 4 p.m.

Location: Farmlife Hoopla!, Curtis Memorial Library & Patten Free Library, Brunswick & Bath, ME

Contact: Becky Kolak; 207-442-8400

Local Farms-Local Food offers agricultural children’s activities at local libraries

BRUNSWICK & BATH – Local Farms-Local Food, a collaboration between the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Kennebec Estuary Land Trust to conserve farmland and promote local food, is offering free children’s programs, Farmlife Hoopla, at local libraries in Brunswick and Bath in October. The four part series will offer agricultural themed stories, speakers, and activities.

Engaging children in discussion about local farming and food, whether growing vegetables or raising chickens, is a key step to promoting healthy eating habits. The connection of food from the farm to the plate is an enjoyable and active journey. Children will learn about the development of chickens from egg to adult, explore the science behind vegetable growth, discover the intricacies of gourds and pumpkins, and unearth the day-to-day life of local farmers.

In Brunswick, the series will be held at the Curtis Memorial Library Wednesdays in October from 4:00 to 5:00 pm for children 4 year olds and up.

October 3 Wide World of Vegetables

October 10 It’s the farmer’s life for me.

October 17 Good Golly Gourds!

October 24 What came first: the chicken or the egg?

In Bath, the series will be at the Patten Free Library Thursdays in October from 3:30 to 4:30 pm for children 6 to 11 years old.

October 4 Wide World of Vegetables

October 11 Good Golly Gourds!

October 18 It’s the farmer’s life for me.

October 25 What came first: the chicken or the egg?

No pre-registration is necessary to join in the hoopla! Parents are welcomed and encouraged to take part in the activities. These programs are generously supported by the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation and the Davenport Trust Fund. The Curtis Memorial Library is located at 23 Pleasant Street and the Patten Free Library is located at 33 Summer Street. For more information, please visit www.kennebecestuary.org, www.btlt.org, or call 207-442-8400.

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