TUESDAY, JUNE 30:

  • Rose Day at Merryspring Nature Center, in Camden, at noon. Gardeners Susan Shaw and Pat McLean will lead Rose Day, an annual tradition going back decades. They’ll talk everything roses, from their history to good varieties for Maine’s climate, and even list medicinal uses for the fragrant flowers. Afterward, visitors can tour the Rose Garden, started by Glenn Jenks over 30 years ago. Rose Day is part of the Summer Talk series. Attendees are asked to wear face masks. Seating will be outdoors. $5, with free admission for Merryspring members.

SUNDAY, JULY 5:

  • MOFGA Day-Tripping Tour of 3 Streams Farm, a pollarded woodland “air-meadow” in Belfast, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Free. RSVP: 338-3301.

MONDAY, JULY 6:

  • Talk on “Invasive” Plants and Soil/Climate Remediation, by Shana Hanson, who offers a summary, then leads a discussion from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. at 3 Streams Farm in Belfast and on Zoom. $5 to $10 donation suggested. Email theweeklyapothecary@gmail.com for a Zoom link. Call 338-3301 to attend in person.

TUESDAY, JULY 7:

  • Quick-Pack Cucumber Pickles on the Menu, in UMaine Cooperative Extension’s Preserving the Harvest webinar series, at 2 p.m. Other topics for July include fermented cucumber pickles, canning and freezing green beans, and freezing Maine seafood. Registration is required; a $5 donation per session is optional. Register to attend the session or get a link to the webinar recording: extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/food-preservation-webinar-series/.
  • Talk by Cliff Davis of Spiral Ridge Permaculture/Pig & Leaf Farm, in Tennessee, on feeding hogs and sheep from pollarded and coppiced trees, on Zoom. For a link and the start time: theweeklyapothecary@gmail.com.

COMING UP:

  • “What Trees Grow Where?” Field Trip, Wednesday, July 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at 3 Streams Farm properties in Belfast, Lincolnville and Belmont, led by Dave Roque, state soil scientist. Also, July 8, “Red Oak Shiitake Production from Pollards,” with Geoff Nosach and Lizzy Hayes of Mercer Mushroom Museum from 1:15 to 4 pm. Call 338-3301 to register for either.