Workshops

Upcoming Workshops


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Fall Farm Tour: Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch – Wednesday, September 28 @ 1-3pm in Waterford, ME

This workshop is offered in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension of Oxford County.

Join Doretta and Ted Colburn, owners of Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch in Waterford, to learn about this former dairy farm turned bison and vegetable operation. Learn about the unique needs of raising bison, how they have incorporated sustainability into their farm, and lessons they’ve learned. Frozen bison meat will be available for purchase on site.

Fee: This program is offered on a sliding scale ($0-$15 per family). Please pay what you can to help cover the cost of this program. Any payments can be brought to us on the day of the event – we accept cash or check.

Registration: Participants must register using the button below to reserve their spot. Registrants will be emailed in the event we need to cancel due to rain. If you have any trouble registering, please contact Chantelle Hay at oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com.


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Fall Mushroom Foray – Saturday, October 1 @ 10am-12pm in Hiram, ME

Join Jimmie Veitch of White Mountain Mushrooms for a guided mushroom foray at the Tenmile River Demonstration Forest!

During our hike we will learn about the weird and wonderful mushrooms that grow here in Maine. Topics covered will include identification, ecology, edibility, and utility. Participants are invited to bring fresh examples of mushrooms from their own locale (in paper bags or wrapped in paper towel). No prior mushrooming experience is needed!

This event is rain or shine, so come prepared for the weather. We will only cancel if conditions are severe.

Fee: Admission is FREE but donations are greatly appreciated. We recommend $15 to help cover the cost of this program. Any payments can be brought to us on the day of the event – we accept cash or check.

Registration: Participants must register using the button below to reserve their spot. Registrants will be emailed in the event we need to cancel. If you have any trouble registering, please contact Chantelle Hay at oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com.


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Fall Farm Tour: Birch Bog Cranberry Farm – Wednesday, October 19 @ 2-4pm in Albany Township, ME

This workshop is offered in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension of Oxford County.

Join Tracyn and Steve, owners of Birch Bog Cranberry Farm, to explore one of only a few organic dry-harvest cranberry bogs in Maine. Come see how and why cranberries are NOT actually grown in water. Learn about how cranberries go from the bog to your local health food store or farmer’s market. See their 1910 cranberry sorter in action and perhaps have the opportunity to pick your own cranberries!

Fee: This program is offered on a sliding scale ($0-$15 per family). Please pay what you can to help cover the cost of this program. Any payments can be brought to us on the day of the event – we accept cash or check.

Registration: Participants must register using the button below to reserve their spot. Registrants will be emailed in the event we need to reschedule due to rain. If you have any trouble registering, please contact Chantelle Hay at oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com.


Fall Seeding: Planting Next Year’s Pollinator Food – October 2022

A companion workshop to our Fall Wildflower Seed Fundraiser. We will talk about the why and how of seeding wildflowers in the fall. More information coming soon!


All programs and activities of the Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or family status, political belief, citizenship status, veteran’s status or disability.

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