Third Thursday: Community Programming at Aldermere Farm – the Power of 4-H

A monthly virtual series on Zoom

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Join us online on the third Thursday of the month for a look at the work our donors make possible. Whether it’s access to the water, resilience to climate change, working with your community leaders, or supporting your local land trust—there’s so much to talk about!

Sessions are presented by members of the MCHT board, staff, and partner organizations who are out there every day, working together, to make the work happen. There’s plenty of time at the end of each session to answer your questions.


Community Programming at Aldermere Farm: the Power of 4-H

Aldermere Farm in Rockport is an unique MCHT preserve with a robust slate of community programs, in addition to being a working farm and home to an award-winning herd of Belted Galloway cattle. The programs serve community kids, the local food pantry, Maine farmers, and many others.

This Third Thursday is devoted to the robust 4-H program. We’ll hear from Cindy Rogers of the UMaine Cooperative Extension about this great program for kids 9-18; Elizabeth Eaton will share her experience growing up with the Aldermere Achievers 4-H program and her successes since; and Aaron Englander, MCHT Interim Farm Preserve Director, will give us an update on Aldermere’s $3.8 million Campaign to fund infrastructure needed to support the community programs at Aldermere Farm and Erickson Fields Preserve. 

Host: Kate Stookey, MCHT President and CEO.

Presented by: Cindy Rogers, 4-H Community Education Assistant, University of Maine Cooperative Extension; Elizabeth Eaton, Aldermere 4-H alumna; Aaron Englander, Interim Farm Preserve Manager

There will be plenty of time at the end for your questions!

Upcoming Third Thursday presentations

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  • November 16: The Maine Land Trust Program: Statewide Leadership and Support for Local Land Trusts

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Past Third Thursday presentations

View the recordings of our past Third Thursday presentations.

This event takes place at Aldermere Farm, Rockport


Nestled on the western shore of Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Aldermere Farm and its Belted Galloway cattle have been area landmarks for generations.

There's now a campaign underway to make Aldermere Farm and nearby Erickson Fields safer, more efficient, and more inclusive for the decades to come! | Learn more