UNITY — Farm & Homestead Day will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road. The event, held rain or shine, will begin with tea and crumpets, (and at 7 a.m. for those who want to help scythe a berm), with more than 50 skill-sharing workshops planned for 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No registration is necessary.

A potluck picnic lunch is planned for noon. The lunch will include freshly baked bread and butter, made from flour ground and cream churned during a morning workshop, along with bean-hole beans and stone soup (with vegan, gluten-free and meat versions). Bring a dish from home to share — something that does not need to be heated or refrigerated.

There will be an ongoing plant swap, so bring extra seedlings or divided perennials to share; don’t forget to label plants.

Participants are encouraged to take responsibility for their own trash and to come prepared to pack it in, pack it out.

Volunteers are welcome and appreciated, with opportunities to help the day before, the day of and after the event. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt. To volunteer, contact Anna Libby at [email protected] or 568-4142.

This is a 100 percent hands-on, free event where people of all ages can come together to share and learn about resilient skills handy for the modern farm and homestead. It’s for anyone looking to live simply and close to the earth.

For a complete schedule, visit www. mofga.org.

For more information, contact the Farm & Homestead Day Committee at [email protected] or 568-7597.

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