This summer, Maine Coast Heritage Trust will run two sessions of the ever-popular Farm Hands, a free program for ages 10-18 at Aldermere Farm, located on Russell Avenue.

Now in its 13th consecutive year running, Farm Hands has taught hundreds of youth how to halter-train, groom and lead Belted Galloway calves. Participants provide a community service to the Farm by helping calves become accustom to being handled by people, so they are well-tempered and manageable when they are full grown. Participants also learn about important agricultural, conservation, and environmental issues as well as skills such as team work, trust, and patience.

Farm Hands will run for three consecutive weeks every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A session for beginners will start July 11 and a session for advanced participants will start Aug. 1. Space is limited. Registration is recommended by July 7. Contact Joelle Albury at jalbury@mcht.org or call the Aldermere office at 236-2739.