On Saturday, a community planting party called “Perma-Blitz” will be held at the Micmac Farms and Trading Company property on Route 1 near the Caribou/Presque Isle line.  All are welcome to join in, and to learn about building a swale, applying sheet mulch and selecting edible perennials that provide beauty as well as healthy food.

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The event, sponsored by Maine Rural Partners, aims to encourage Aroostook County residents to join the growing self-reliance movement known as permaculture. Permaculture incorporates intensive methods of working in harmony with the landscape to sustain human needs.

There is no charge for Saturday’s event. “Permablitz” runs from 9-3.  You are invited to join in anytime during the day. Bring work gloves, and if you like, a dish to share at the pot luck lunch. For more information, you can call Claudia Lowd at (207) 949-5106 or e-mail Claudia@MaineRural.org.