Posted Oct. 22, 2012, at 12:17 p.m.

Wednesday, November 7 to Wednesday, November 28, 2012; 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, ME

Contact: Becky Kolak; 442-8400

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Local Farms-Local Food offers agricultural children’s activities at Topsham Library

TOPSHAM – 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 the Topsham Public Library in November. The three part series will offer agricultural themed stories, speakers, and activities.

Children gain a better understanding and appreciation of where food comes from by engaging in discussion and activity about local farming and food, whether growing vegetables or raising chickens. Making connections between food from the farm to the dinner plate is an important step to healthy eating.

Children will learn about the development of chickens from egg to adult, discover the intricacies of gourds and pumpkins, and unearth the day-to-day life of a local farmer.

The series will be held on Wednesdays in November from 4:00 to 5:00 pm for children 4 year olds and up.

November 7 What came first: the chicken or the egg?

November 14 Good Golly Gourds!

November 28 It’s the farmer’s life for me.

Register for the hoopla by contacting Mariah Sewall at or 725-1727. 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 Topsham Public Library is located at 25 Foreside Road in Topsham. For more information, please visit,, or call 207-442-8400.