University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Waldo County Extension Association are hosting the 23rd annual Rural Living Day from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at Mount View High School, 577 Mount View Road in Thorndike.

Workshop topics include raising poultry, making fermented foods, using drip irrigation, plantings for wild bees, and silvopasture. New this year is a workshop series about alternative funeral practices.

Registration is required. A $20 donation is requested for three workshops and a lunch featuring locally sourced foods. Some workshops also have a fee for materials. Proceeds help Waldo County youth attend UMaine Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp in Lincolnville.

To register and for more information, contact To request a disability accommodation or to register by phone, call 342-5971 or  (in Maine) 800-287-1426.