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

Yoga for Farmers and Gardeners
When: Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8
Sliding Scale: $2 - $15 per class
Instructor: Lisa Packard
  • Nourish your body through the growing season with restorative yoga. Wind down the day of working your body with poses and movement that stretch muscles, release tension, and improve balance. This class is especially tailored for working bodies to stay limber and release tension in the hip flexors, shoulders, and back. All levels welcome. Please bring your own yoga mat, and be ready to feel great!

Herbal Teas and Smudge Sticks from the Garden
  • When: Sunday, August 6, 2017, 10:00 to 12:00

    Cost: $20/person all materials included (4 minimum participants)

    Instructor: Kim Scheimreif, owner of Shepherds and Stuff Homesteading Farm in Waldoboro.

    Join us for a class on growing, harvesting, and using herbs from the garden to blend teas and make smudge sticks. Herbal teas offer many health benefits and smudge sticks are traditionally used to purify. This class will cover the creative process of cultivating and blending herbs. Participants will learn about traditional and Native American teas, as well as the many varieties and uses of herbal smudge sticks.

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Field Course on Old Barns
When: September-October
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.

Fiber Fest
When: October 7-8, 2017
  • Join Midcoast Maine’s most accomplished fiber producers and artists for a day of spinning, weaving and felting. Fiber artists and producers from the region will perform demonstrations at the Morris Farm. Artists and producers will offer products for sale.

Introduction to Cheese Making
When: November 2017
Instructor: TBA
  • In this two-day workshop, you'll be using simple equipment you may already have at home to make a jack cheese the first day, press overnight, then finish the second. In addition, we will also make feta, yogurt, a lactic cheese, quick mozarella, ricotta (a whey cheese) and butter, depending on the interests of the class. This workshop will concentrate on basic cow cheeses using local cow and goat milk. Basic use of ripening cultures and rennet and milk chemistry will be covered. Resource list and basic recipes supplied. Attendance can be one or both days. You will go home with cheese that you've made.

Planting an Edible Back Yard
When: late winter/early spring 2018
Instructor: TBA
  • In this workshop, we’ll discuss how you can integrate perennial edible plants into your landscape to provide food for you, your family, and local wildlife year after year. Once established, perennial edibles such as berries, fruit and nut trees, rhubarb, chives, wild onions and herbs require less effort and fewer inputs than a traditional vegetable garden, and can be part of to a sustainable, self-sufficient lifestyle. We’ll get to know some low-maintenance perennial plants that work well in Maine’s climate; learn about plants’ unique environmental requirements and where to obtain the best specimens; and we’ll discuss how to harvest and use the plants at home. Participants will sketch out plans for their own back yards, choosing plants that may be best adapted to their local conditions. 

Morris Farm Trust 4-H Group
When: Fall 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.