February Vacation Farm Camp

February Vacation Farm Camp

February Vacation Farm Camp at Morris Farm

When:  Tuesday February 20 - Friday, February 23, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Who:    children ages 5-12 (grades K-6)

What:   Learn about the animals on the farm ~  Cows!  Chickens!  Bees!
            Trek through the fields and forests of our 50-acre campus ~  Tracking!  Plant Id!  Fire Building!
            Gain homesteading skills   ~  Fiber Arts!  Cooking & Baking!  Fermentation!  Sprouting!


Cost:  $165/child for members, $190/child for non-members



SPRING is on its way!  

Join us for hoeingsowing, singing and SPRINGing at Farm Camp!

 

Where:  Morris Farm in Wiscasset ~ April Vacation Farm Camp

When:  Tuesday April 17 - Friday, April 20, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

 Who:    children ages 5-12 (grades K-6)

 What:  Learn about and care for the animals on the farm

            Explore & play in the fields & forests of our 50-acre campus

            Gain homesteading skills ~ planting, sprouting, fermenting

 Cost:  $165/child for members, $190/child for non-members

            For individual days, $50/day

           Scholarships available if attending all 4 days

           Aftercare  3:30-4:30 ($10 per child per hour, $5 per half hour)

CLICK on the link below to sign up!

2018 April Vacation Farm Camp - April 17-20


Join us for Summer Vacation FARM CAMP!


WHO: Kids ages 4 to 12 (grades preK-6)

 WHENMonday through Friday 8:30-3:00 OR 

             3-day camp - Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Week 1: July 2-6
Week 2:
 July 9-13 
Week 3: July 16-20
Week 4: July 23-27
Week 5: July 30-August 3
Week 6: August 6-10

 

COST: 5-day camp $195 members, $215 non-members

            3-day camp $120 members, $135 non-members

            Membership is only $25 per family per year

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Summer Farm Camp


Agriculture
  • Hannah Court operates Wandering Root Farm at The Morris Farm, a small, community-minded diversified vegetable and livestock operation dedicated to using organic practices to make sustainable, locally grown food accessible to all members of our community. You can purchase her available products in the Morris Farm Store and at Waldoboro, Union, and Rockland Farmers Markets.
  • Lee Straw of Straws Farm in Newcastle farms the grassy pastures of The Morris Farm by haying the fields, pasturing a herd of cattle along the pine ridge, and a herd of sheep that is rotated around the front fields of the farms, based on forage growth and utilization. 

Education


Field Course on Old Barns
When: March-April
Instructor: Les Fossel, old building restoration contractor
  • This class will begin with a lecture on old barns in Maine and then move from barn to barn each week, giving each participant an opportunity to learn about their own old building and share this knowledge with classmates. Topics discussed will include: How old is my barn and what was it used for? What can I do with my old barn? What repairs will make it safe? Can I repair it at a reasonable cost? The class will end with a tour of the instructor’s barns and a potluck supper. The length of the class will depend on the number of participants.
  • https://sites.google.com/site/morrisfarmtrust/programming/field-course-on-old-barns




Planting an Edible Backyard

Edible BackYard 

Planting an Edible Back Yard/Aaron Parker, owner, Edgewood Nursery

February 17, 2018, 2:00-4:30 pm

Did you know that the young shoots of hosta lilies can be prepared and eaten like asparagus? Join Aaron Parker for a discussion on how you can turn your own property into an edible oasis. This class will introduce you to a variety of edible perennial plants suited to Maine’s climate, where to obtain them, tips and techniques for planting and maintaining them, and ideas about how to use them in the kitchen. Aaron operates Edgewood Nursery in Falmouth, Maine, which specializes in unusual edible plants. He has given talks and classes throughout Maine on edible landscaping, seed saving, perennial vegetables, and low-maintenance, low-input gardening. Suggested donation: $15 per person.




April - Miso Making by Mika & Nicholas Repenning

Join Mika and Nicholas of "go-en fermented foods" for a miso making workshop and discussion about; miso, its uses, and its history.

go-en fermented foods is a small family owned fermentory from Whitefield Maine, and the only commercial producer of miso in the state of Maine. Specializing in traditionally fermented Japanese foods, "go-en" utilizes natural fermentation periods to create food the way it should be, delicious and nutritious.


 In this workshop students will mix and mash 1 kg or about 2.24 lbs of fresh organic miso to take home and ferment in the comfort of their own homes. Students will also have the chance to taste a few different preparations of miso, in the form of a light vegan/ gluten free tasting to be prepared during the workshop.  During the workshop we will be available to answer any questions that may arise as well as suggest sourcing for ingredients for making your own miso.


When: Sunday , April 8th from 2-4pm
Cost: $50, $90 per couple, must register & pay in advance
Space limited to only 8 students

Morris Farm Trust 4-H Group
When: Spring 2017
Organizer: Samantha Mehlhorn
  • If you are interested in having your child participate, contact our Morris Farm Education Committee (call the office at 882-4080) and we will get you in touch with organizers. The exact age grouping and topics will be depend on community interest. 

Farm Camp for kids ages 6-12 (grades K-5) 
Spring Vacation Camp: April 18-21, Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Summer Camp: 6 weeks, July 5- August 11
School Field Trips for children, grades pre-K-12, April 24 - June 9
Contact Farm Educator, Lisa Packard at FarmEducator@morrisfarm.org


Community Involvement
  • University of Maine Extension Master Gardener Demonstration Garden

    A Maine Harvest for Hunger Project:
    Since 2000, the Knox-Lincoln MGVs have collaborated with The Morris Farm Trust in Wiscasset to grow, harvest and deliver fresh produce to area food pantries, now under the Maine Harvest for Hunger banner. Using raised beds, intensive succession planting, fertility management, and season extension measures, we've been successful in producing over 1,000 pounds each season for the last 5 years. Our gardens are open to the public and demonstrate organic production techniques. Our MGV group consists of 8-9 regulars with an average of 3-7 workers each week gathered for 2-3 hours. 
  • Wiscasset Community Gardens
    • Whether you grow food for your family or for donation, you get the opportunity to work the soil and enjoy the joys of gardening while saving money and making new friends
    • 10' x 20' plots are available for rent for $45 for the season. The Morris Farm provides on site water, tilled soil, compost, and garden tools. 
    • Click Here For application materials, or email info@morrisfarm.org
  • Signature Events that celebrate Maine agriculture
Preservation
  •  50 acres of pasture, farm, woodland and trails
    • Beyond the Morris Farm's rolling pastures is a beautiful pine forest with trails that connect into the Wiscasset Town Trails.  Hikers, snowshoers, and cross country skiers can enter the Wiscasset Town Trails at the Sortwell Forest on Willow Lane, the Morris Farm, the Wiscasset Primary School, the Wiscasset Community Center and the Wiscasset High School.  Definitely plan to rest at the Morris Farm yurt where overnight stays are available.
  • Once the family farm of the beloved Forrest Morris, the Morris Farm was nearly sold to developers in 1994. Caring citizens came together to preserve this wonderful piece of Wiscasset history and charm.