SKOWHEGAN — Richard Roberts, from Solon, will be the Garden Fever Day speaker at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St. A free light lunch following the talk.

Roberts, a longtime gardener and mechanic, became involved with the Maine Grain Alliance after his retirement as an English teacher. He was one of the original farmers involved in the alliance’s Heritage Seed Restoration Project and became the project’s director in 2014.

Seed Restoration Project volunteers have worked to find, restore and grow a variety of grain that will thrive in Maine’s climate. So far project volunteers have worked with more than a dozen different varieties including wheat, rye, einkorn, emmer and barley and has begun a Corn Keeper program to work with flint corn. The goal of the project is to find varieties of grains that can be developed to become commercially available to Maine’s farmers.

This event is sponsored by the Bloomfield Garden Club and the library.

For more information, call June Nickerson-Hovey, vice president, Bloomfield Garden Club, at 474-9472.

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