Aldermere News

Free Natural Farming Workshop at Erickson Fields

Erickson Farm Manager, Aaron Englander, will demonstrate Korean Natural Farming, an agricultural method that encourages self-sustaining, closed loop systems through minimizing external inputs.

Knox County Food Council hosts Green Ellsworth Food & Farming Plan

Learn about a citizen’s initiative involving businesses, residents, and organizations working together with City officials to make Ellsworth a model green community.

Calf Unveiling May 8 at Aldermere Farm

ROCKPORT – Saturday, May 8th Aldermere Farm, a preserve of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will open its barnyard to introduce the newest members of Aldermere’s Belted Galloway herd. At the top of every hour from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. farm staff and volunteers will lead behind-the-scenes tours of the barnyard at 20 Russell Ave…

Farmers unite to bring Maine’s largest farmers’ market to all of central Maine

Central Maine FarmDrop has worked to create something new for Maine’s local food network.

New Off-Leash Hours at Erickson Fields

The new off-leash hours will be in effect for a 6-month trial from April through September, 2021.

Paid Ag Internship for Teens at Erickson Fields

Interns will gain hands-on experience in sustainable agricultural practices and learn about their local food system from food production, processing and distribution to consumption and waste management.

Penobscot Bay Community Gardens accepting applications

Turn gardening dreams into a delicious reality!

Aldermere Farms hosts free Sap-to-Syrup program

Cabin fever setting in? Looking for a sweet pick-me-up? Come learn how to make syrup from sap.

Free program at Aldermere teaches kids to halter-train calves

MCHT invites youth ages 10 to 18 to work hands-on with Belted Galloway calves at Aldermere Farm.

Knox County Food Council features MCHT’s Teen Ag Crew

Knox County Food Council invites the public to learn about youth agriculture addressing food insecurity in the Midcoast.

MCHT surveys visitors of Erickson Fields Preserve

The survey will inform revisions to the existing preserve guidelines to better meet the needs of the community.

Knox County Food Council invites community to endorse Food Charter

Hunger in Maine is increasing, not least in Knox County.

Erickson Fields Story Trail features ‘The Fall Fairy Gathering’

Now that the fairies have made the most of spring and summer, shepherding the growing things through the warm months, what do they do when autumn comes, and the growing things begin to settle in to rest? How do the fairies prepare for winter? This fall, visitors of Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s Erickson Fields Preserve…

What it takes to distribute half a ton of squash

It takes many hands to get one butternut squash from Erickson Fields into the hands of a client at a food pantry.

Dogs required to be leashed at Erickson Fields

The policy regarding dogs and leashes is changing to ensure the health and safety of everyone who visits the Preserve.

Teen Ag Crew donates pumpkins to The Landing Place

MCHT and The Landing Place partner to deliver seasonal fun to families in the Midcoast.

Aldermere and Erickson Fields updates

Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields have expanded their community outreach through hunger-relief initiatives during the pandemic, and work on several initiatives continues.

Midcoast Garden Projects – Radio Roundtable

A new collaboration involving Erickson Fields and being led by One Community Many Voices’ Midcoast Mentors is spreading the seed for backyard gardening.

New interns sought for Teen Ag Crew

Applications are being accepted now for a summer internship teaching teens how manage a market garden growing produce for food pantries.

Erickson Fields Harvest Celebration recognizes Teen Ag crew

Article By Gabriel Blodgett published by VillageSoup on September 3, 2019