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"Hot Stuff: Maintaining a Micro-Farming Business" Talk @ Falmouth Public Library

When: Wed Apr 17th
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Falmouth Public Library | 300 Main Street | Falmouth

The Falmouth Agriculture Commission has lined up a series of talks titled "Adventures in Micro-farming" with the first in the series set to take place on Wednesday, March 20, at 6:30 PM in the Hermann Meeting Room at Falmouth Public Library. The series is in conjunction with "What Falmouth is Reading?" and is part of the commission's micro-farming initiative.

Micro-farming is the raising of crops and animals on small pieces of property not usually thought of as sizable enough for farming; it can be practiced for home use or as part of a cottage business.

The first talk, titled "Raising Rabbits for the Table," will be given by Josh Leveque, a local micro-farmer who supplements his family's meals with rabbits he has been raising in his back yard.

The second talk is a presentation of the Mullen-Hall Elementary School garden committee and will take place April 3 at 6:30 PM at the Mullen-Hall school on Katharine Lee Bates Road in Falmouth. It is a fundraiser for the Mullen-Hall gardens and there is a suggested donation of $5.

The topic of this talk is "How to Plant and Maintain Blueberries" and will be given by Stan Ingram, who has been maintaining the blueberries at Coonamessett Farm for the past five years. Blueberry plants will be available for order at the talk or at mullen-hallschoolgarden@blogspot.com.

The third talk in the series will be "Backyard Poultry" held in the Hermann room in the library on April 10 at 6:30 PM. Maureen McIver will be the presenter. She has been micro-farming seedlings and poultry on her less than an acre plot known as Edge of the Woods Farm for her own use and for her cottage business. She will cover the ins and outs as well as the rewards of raising chickens.

The last talk, "Hot Stuff: Starting and Maintaining a Micro-farming Business," will be on April 17, also in the Hermann room at 6:30 PM. Rooster Fricke, owner of Nobska Farms, has developed a micro-farming business of raising and marketing hot chili peppers in his back yard.

All talks at the library are free of charge and all talks are open to the public.

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