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Schedule of Events 2013

Schedule of events 2013

April 17th The gardens at Deer Isle Hostel. Slide show and talk by Anneli Carter–Sundqvist about the organic vegetable gardens she established from scratch and maintains using local resources to grow a year round supply of food. Hosted by the Evergreen Garden Club. 4 pm Deer Isle Town Hall. Light refreshments.

June 24th Natural and Human History of the Tennis Preserve              Adjacent to the Hostel property is the 100+ acre Tennis Preserve with hiking trails, miles of untouched shore line, meadows and remains of old homesteads. Ann Hooke has been at the heart of its stewardship for 20 years. She'll lead this walk talking about the natural and human history and will share anecdotes and personal stories from this very special land. Everyone is invited to stop off at the Deer Isle Hostel for refreshments afterward 9-11 AM (Rain date Wednesday June 26th).

July 18th Tour of Deer Isle Hostel. Homesteading in the 21st Century      Join owners Dennis and Anneli for a tour of their off-the-grid hostel and homestead, including 17th century style timber-frame building with hand-split granite foundation. Tour out-buildings made from wood harvested and milled on site. Special demo today of splitting a large block of granite. 9-10:30 am $5-10 donation. Sponsored by IHT.

Aug 10th Deer Isle Hostel 5 year anniversary party! The Living Daylight from Brooksville, ME, will make the timber frame sway with the dancing crowd! They helped us celebrate the opening of the Hostel, now they're back by popular demand! Bring your dance shoes and something for the potluck! 7 pm – 11 pm. Band starts at 8 pm. $5 donation.

Aug 15th Tour of Deer Isle Hostel. Homesteading in the 21st Century        The Deer Isle Hostel is an off-the-grid homestead which grows a year-round food supply without the use of greenhouses, plastic material, freezer or refrigeration. This fascinating tour focuses on the organic gardens, orchard and farm animals. Learn about traditional and modern methods used to produce building materials, food, medicine and energy, in harmony with the island landscape. 9-10:30 am $5-10 donation. Sponsored by IHT.

August 24th Farm Feast; eat what your farmer's eating! Benefit supper for Deer Isle Hostel's educational program. Enjoy locally produced food and meet the people that made it while supporting the Hostels program of workshops. Wander around the gardens, take a seat by the fire and listen to live music. Food will be tasty and abundant. 5.30 pm.

Suggested minimum donation $15. By reservation only.


September 28th Apple identification workshop with John Bunker
If identifying the apples of Maine is something you'd like to do, join John Bunker for this day-long workshop. Apple identification is equal parts keen observation, detective work, treasure hunt, history and creative thinking. During the class, you'll learn to identify 10 of Maine's classic heritage apple varieties and how to differentiate between seedlingsand grafted trees. You'll learn about the resources you'll need and you'll go home with basic skills to track down and identify apples.

John is founder of Fedco Trees and MOFGA's Heritage Orchard. He's one of the nation's most prominent apple experts, having spent decades cataloging and identifying apple varieties and researching their history. Sponsored by MOFGA.

9am – 4pm. Lunch included. $50. Limited group size, early registration recommended.

All participants are welcome, and encouraged, to stay at the Hostel the night prior to the workshop. $25 with communal dinner.

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