University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H plans to offer its on-farm summer learning series for ages 12-18 starting 9 a.m.-noon Friday, July 15, at Rustic Roots Farm, 120 Vipah Lane, Farmington.

This is the second year that 4-H Fridays on the Farm has been offered for Maine teens to gain hands-on experience, talk with local growers and learn more about the Maine food system, according to a news release from the Orono-based extension.

Additional farms in the six-session series include:

• Morning Glory Farm, 343 Flat Road, Bethel; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 22 (includes lunch);

• Brigeen Farms, 278 Upper Street, Turner; 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 5;

• Lone Spruce Farm, 306 Bald Mountain Road, Dedham; 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 5;


• Pumpkin Vine Family Farm, 217 Hewett Road, Somerville; 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 12; and

• McDougal Orchards, 201 Hanson Ridge Road, Springvale; 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 19.

The program is free; current 4-H enrollment is not required. To register for one or more sessions, visit

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Alisha Targonski at 207-622-7546 or


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