UNION — Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers will participate in the 28th annual Open Farm Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at Brae Maple Farm, 233 North Union Road.

The beekeeping exhibit will feature an observation hive of live honeybees, beekeeping equipment and beekeepers with information about honeybees, pollinators and beekeeping. There will be packets of information and activity sheets for children.

Brae Maple Farm, a MOFGA-certified organic vegetable and herb farm, is the host site for Master Gardener Volunteers with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The farm offers a variety of MOFGA certified organic vegetables, herb plants and dried flowers as well as unique Maine Christmas ornaments, and various catnip toys.

Visitors can walk through the MOFGA-certified market gardens at the farm and visit the donkeys Chester, Lilac and Christabelle, as well as wander through the Master Gardener Volunteer demonstration raised-bed vegetable gardens, lasagna garden, dyeing and drying garden, medicine wheel and heritage gardens. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

Demonstrations will include woodturning, spinning and building twig fences. Children’s activities will include searching for hidden fairy houses and cutout photo boards, as well as Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s “Build a Beetle” activity.

For more information, call Jean Vose at 563-7564.

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