Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA, June 14

Farm-&-Homestead-Day-5-2013Thinking of raising a goat? Of helping your children start a garden? Want to build a simple fence? Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA, a free event held on Saturday, June 15th, in Unity, Maine, offers hands-on and interactive sessions on farming and homesteading skills:

Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA — A Hands-on Skill Sharing Event
MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Crosby Brook Rd, Unity, ME
Saturday, June 14, 2014
9 am – 3 pm
Gates open at 7 am for scything
Free and open to the public

Learn how to:
• weave and spin
• make your own cording with a lucet or learn rug hooking
• operate a treadle sewing machine to make a drawstring bag
• sharpen your own tools
• make cheese, ice cream, bean hole beans, and kimchi
• bake bread in a earthen bake oven, cook on a rocket stove
• manage your herbs for a long season harvest
• prune and mulch orchard trees
• build a garden cart, or a bike trailer
• make paper pots
• build really raised beds
• make a pollinator bee box
• make a coffin
• build a solar cooker, or a rocket stove for cooking with wood
• make basic leather shoes
• handle rabbits and trim their nails and learn how to tattoo their ears
• learn how to tan rabbit hides using a non-toxic method
• learn how to mow with a scythe and maintain and sharpen it

Children of all ages are invited to learn how to:
• build bluebird nesting boxes
• make paper
• make paper pots, sow seeds and transplant seedlings
• plant the really raised beds

Participants are welcome to bring any extra transplants and seeds for a Plant and Seed Exchange. Dress appropriately for this rain or shine event. We will be sampling the morning’s food preparation efforts, but bring a dish to share or bring a picnic lunch and enjoy MOFGA’s beautiful grounds.

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