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Natural, Polled, Disbudded and Dehorned

$30

with Sherri Talbot

Calendar May 24, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What's the difference and what does it mean for your goats - All about a goat's horns, keeping them, leaving them and everything in between! Will include an introduction to one of our critically endangered San Clemente Island goats - known for their very impressive horns and a demonstration on head control to prevent accidents.

Saffron and Honey Homestead seeks to educate in the following ways: We want to provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about raising your own animals in a healthy, sustainable way. We can show your children where their food comes from, so that they grow up with a positive respect for the world around them. Whether you live in a rural, animal loving farmhouse, or a small urban apartment, we can help you become a little more self-sufficient. We can help you choose breeds and methods that will work best for your lifestyle. We love talking about food!

With the Best of Intentions

$30

with Sherri Talbot

Calendar Jun 7, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Introduction to two of our heritage breeds, the San Clemente Island goat and the American Chinchilla, and the history of how they became endangered.

Saffron and Honey Homestead seeks to educate in the following ways: We want to provide you with the knowledge to make informed decisions about raising your own animals in a healthy, sustainable way. We can show your children where their food comes from, so that they grow up with a positive respect for the world around them. Whether you live in a rural, animal loving farmhouse, or a small urban apartment, we can help you become a little more self-sufficient. We can help you choose breeds and methods that will work best for your lifestyle. We love talking about food!

Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice, and Sustainability
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Iceland: Land of Fire, Ice, and Sustainability

$3,300

with Dave Oakes

Calendar Jun 9, 2022 at 8 am, runs for 2 weeks

Join us for a six-day adventure exploring Iceland's alluring landscapes, renewable energy, and sustainable practices, and learn what you can do to become a part of the solution to the challenges we face. On this trip, we'll explore Reykjavik, Iceland's beautiful capital city, and taste some of its delicious cuisine. We'll learn about Iceland's Viking history and the culture, language, and geography that has shaped who Icelanders are today. You'll get to know Hordur and Kristin, an Icelandic farm couple and friends of CELL, and partake of a traditional Icelandic meal. And at the completion of the program, you'll develop an action plan for engaging sustainable practices in your own life back home.

Package Price is $3,300.00, payable by check ONLY. Costs DO include all in-country food, lodging, travel, and activity fees. Costs DO NOT include round trip airfare (approximately $450 - $600 as of 2021 prices). A $500 deposit is due upon registration to reserve your spot. The final payment will be due in May. Please call us at 207-729-7323 to register. View information and itinerary here: https://pub.lucid.app/862a8131-9962-4219-a399-83d2fa5782cd/

Foraging

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Jun 12, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This walk in the woods to search for edible wild food will also include detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. David has been foraging since 1955. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Assoc.

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Skateboarding with Bobby

$45

with Robert Gray

Calendar Jun 18, 2022 at 12 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Would you, or your young ones be interested in learning how to skateboard? Or maybe you know a little, and want to learn a lot? Bobby Gray is a skateboarder who wants to share his passion, and teach those who are interested. He has been skateboarding for over 20 years, and continues to do so despite the bumps and bruises! Come learn the basics of board control, learn how to ollie, and maybe even some flip tricks! This workshop is open to all ages and skill ranges. All you need is a skateboard, a helmet (required for minors and highly encouraged for adults), and the willingness to occasionally fall down! Knee and elbow pads are required for minors, and a good idea for adults.

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Foraging

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Jun 26, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This walk in the woods to search for edible wild food will also include detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants. David has been foraging since 1955. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Assoc.

Full Course

Foraging: Session I

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Jul 10, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This class will include walking the woods of Merrymeeting Bay to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions for habitat and structure of the plants. David has been foraging for over 50 years. Please bring a notebook and pen, sensible clothing and footwear, water, snack and bug repellant. A basket or bags are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate in difficulty. No discounts.

Mushroom Walk: Session I

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Jul 17, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

This course will include walking in the woods of Merrymeeting Bay to find edible mushrooms along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure. David Spahr has collected edible mushrooms for 46 years and is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association. Every walk bears a different bounty depending on the season, the weather and location. The majority of mushrooms found in nature are often not edible, and learning this element is even more important than knowing which ones you can eat. Please bring a notebook and pen, sensible clothing and footwear, water, snack and bug repellant. A basket or bags are optional. Children 8 to 15 are allowed to register only with a parent who is also registered. These hikes can be moderate in difficulty. No discounts.

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