January 20, 2020
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Greenhorns summer workshops are gathering agriculture experts Down East

Community Author: Claire Cekander
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PEMBROKE — Greenhorns will celebrate its 12th year with a summer workshop season in Downeast Maine. We’ve received generous support from Maine Community Foundation and have been able to put together an impressive curriculum of workshops based on the natural resources of Downeast Maine.

Our yurt-building workshop, management of macro-algae (seaweed) symposium, and oyster camp have come to a close but there are plenty more workshops for those heading Downeast this summer. Join us in the land of blueberry barrens, rocky coastlines, wild fishes and feral orchards as we host a world class line-up of guest teachers and speakers at our 1896 Odd Fellows hall and salt water farm campus.

We’ll hear from historians, restoration ecologists, entomologists, fishermen, foresters and master craftsmen, on a wide range of topics at the intersection of the human and non-human world. Engaging weekend workshops, lectures and practical skill-building for the whole family. Come camp on our MOFGA certified organic farm, learn about the resource commons we share, and explore this beautiful land and sea!

We’ll spend the summer visioning,  prototyping and workshopping natural resource economies that deliver added value, biodiversity and enlivenment.

We have programs on holistic orcharding and hard cider, sardine fishing, smoking and fisheries history, work-songs, reparations, diversifying blueberry barrens for pollinating insects. Throughout the season we welcome guests for forest camping, hiking and boating, family friendly blueberry U PICK, as well as local bands, movie-nights and luxurious tipi camping.

Greenhorns works nationally and locally to create a welcoming and hospitable culture for new entrants in regenerative agriculture. We produce cultural and educational programming and publications including the “New Farmers Almanac”, now in its 4th edition, as well as films, radio and the occasional art stunt.  Our summer programs and projects address the practical and social concerns of those living close to the land. We emphasize restorative land-practices, skill-building, networking and intersectional dialogue, working to repair this landscape we share.

Come learn for a day or come for more and explore the best of Down East Maine.

For more information and to see the entire summer series visit greenhorns.org.