THORNDIKE — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Waldo County Extension Association will offer more than 20 workshops and seminars at the 20th Rural Living Day set for 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at Mount View High School.

Attendees can learn to make cheese, brew beer, produce maple syrup and attract native pollinators to farms and gardens. Activities for children 6-12 have been added and include gardening, cooking and outdoors exploration. Presenters include: UMaine Extension specialists John Bunker, author and apple expert, and Jim Merkel, author and director of the Global Living Project in Belfast.

A suggested donation of $20 for adults and $5 for youth covers three workshops and lunch made from local food. Proceeds will fund a scholarship that Waldo County Extension Association presents annually to a Waldo County student pursuing higher education.

For more information, email To register, visit To request a disability accommodation, call 800-287-1426.

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