Tickets are still available for the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation Bus Tour, set for Saturday, Aug. 10.

This year's tour puts the spotlight on four sites in Knox County:

  • Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde, Knox County’s only aquaponic greenhouse, where fish feed the vegetables;
  • Hatchet Cove Farm in South Warren, an organically-certified, Community Supported Agriculture, family farm with apprentice and volunteer programs;
  • Glendarragh Farm in Appleton, Maine’s only lavender farm and farmstore; and
  • Hope Orchards in Hope, Maine’s only Eco-Apple certified orchard.

Extras include updates on restoring fish passage to Tenants Harbor Marsh, the Community Supported Fishery in Port Clyde, and a honeybee demonstration at Hatchet Cove Farm. Enjoy a coffee break with homemade goodies, a picnic lunch, learn about the benefits of conservation, local foods and farmland preservation.

Knox-Lincoln SWCD staff Hildy Ellis and Rebecca Jacobs and intern Jessica Sewall will provide insights and answer questions about geology, ecology, and agricultural activities during the drive past local farms, lakes, mountains, and blueberry fields.

Pre-registration is required and there are still some seats available. The bus will depart at 8:15 a.m. from the District office on Route 90 in Rockport and returns around 4 p.m.

To request more information, costs, or to register for the tour, call Hildy at 596-2040, hildy@knox-lincoln.org, or visit knox-lincoln.org/bus-tour/.