Workshop photo: Chris Battaglia

Events

Greenhorns hosts workshops in Pembroke, Maine, in collaboration with our sister organization, Smithereen Farm.

  • Greenhorns offers free and low-cost events for the benefit of the local and regional community. If you are able to donate beyond the affordable cost of a workshop, or if you enjoy a free event, consider making a tax deductible donation to Greenhorns to support the actual costs of this and future programming so we can keep these accessible. Thank you! 
  • RSVP to [email protected], or follow the registration link within the workshop description.
  • Coming for a workshop and want to stay a while? You can book a campsite at the farm.
  • REFUND POLICY Due to our rural location and small event sizes workshop registrations are not refundable. 

Spring 2024

MARCH 16, 1pm • Saturday

SPA DAY: Polar Bear Special

Smithereen Farm hosts SPA DAYS, to take in the good energy of the farm and release anything else down the drain.

We provide: herbal tea, personal seaweed bath, shared hot sauna, scrub, salt, mud, Bixa Fixa cream

You bring: change of clothes, bathing suit if desired, your own drinking water vessel, your own towels, farm-appropriate footwear, a sense of adventure! 

RSVP is required. RSVP to [email protected]

See complete event details at our SPA DAY page

APRIL 11-14, Wednesday–Sunday

Low Low Tides: Seaweed Harvest with Kacie Loparto

RSVP to [email protected]

As the Smithereen Farm Seaweed Harvest Captain, Kacie Loparto leads the algae harvest at Smithereen Farm, with lots of chats for beginners and intermediates.

RSVP is required. RSVP to [email protected]

Groundrules

  • Be Punctual. The tide waits for no one.  
  • Safety First. We recommend rubber boots, water booties, woolen long johns, bib pants/wetsuits, wool sweaters, extra socks, thermos of tea. 

For first-time attendees, we don’t expect much more than learning and orienting to the intertidal zone. This is an educational experience we are happy to share in the spirit of the commons. 

If you want to join as a “Proper Harvester”  for multiple days to learn the whole sequence of how we have learned to harvest, dry, and process for Smithereen Farm products, then we need to make sure you have the correct licensing for that. We are also willing to pay, feed, house and invest in your learning. 

Serious inquiries: [email protected]

This event will also repeat May 8–12 (Wednesday–Sunday)

APRIL 13, 2pm • Saturday

SPA DAY: Seaweed Special

(takes place during LOW LOW TIDES)

Smithereen Farm hosts SPA DAYS, to take in the good energy of the farm and release anything else down the drain.

We provide: herbal tea, personal seaweed bath, shared hot sauna, scrub, salt, mud, Bixa Fixa cream

You bring: change of clothes, bathing suit if desired, your own drinking water vessel, your own towels, farm-appropriate footwear, a sense of adventure! 

RSVP is required. RSVP to [email protected]

See complete event details at our SPA DAY page

MAY 8-12, Wednesday–Sunday

Low Low Tides: Seaweed Harvest with Kacie Loparto

RSVP to [email protected]

As the Smithereen Farm Seaweed Harvest Captain, Kacie Loparto leads the algae harvest at Smithereen farm, with lots of chats for beginners and intermediates.

RSVP is required. RSVP to [email protected]

Groundrules

  • Be Punctual. The tide waits for no one.  
  • Safety First. We recommend rubber boots, water booties, woolen long johns, bib pants/wetsuits, wool sweaters, extra socks, thermos of tea. 

For first-time attendees, we don’t expect much more than learning and orienting to the intertidal zone. This is an educational experience we are happy to share in the spirit of the commons. 

If you want to join as a “Proper Harvester”  for multiple days to learn the whole sequence of how we have learned to harvest, dry, and process for Smithereen Farm products, then we need to make sure you have the correct licensing for that. We are also willing to pay, feed, house and invest in your learning. 

Serious inquiries: [email protected]

This event also takes place April 11–14 (Thursday–Sunday)

MAY 18, 1pm • Saturday

SPA DAY: Apple Blossom Special

Smithereen Farm hosts SPA DAYS, to take in the good energy of the farm and release anything else down the drain.

We provide: herbal tea, personal seaweed bath, shared hot sauna, scrub, salt, mud, Bixa Fixa cream

You bring: change of clothes, bathing suit if desired, your own drinking water vessel, your own towels, farm-appropriate footwear, a sense of adventure! 

RSVP is required. RSVP to [email protected]

See complete event details at our SPA DAY page

MAY 24+25, Friday and Saturday

Third Annual Alewife Festival

At the Crossroads in Pembroke

Free event! No RSVP required

We’re delighted to partner once again with Downeast Salmon Federation to bring you a family-friendly weekend of FISH!

  • Smoking of fish with Downeast Salmon Federation
  • Eating of fish
  • Activities for kids
  • Indoors and outdoors
  • NOAA Fisheries Biologist Max Tritt will be on hand all day Saturday to lead learning experiences about alewives for all ages, with his interactive Stream Smart table, followed by a presentation about Atlantic salmon restoration. 
  • More details and participants coming soon!

Make a weekend of it and book your campsite at Smithereen Farm, for a full agritourism experience.

Thank you to Maine Office of Tourism for supporting this event.

More info and media for learning at greenhorns.org/alewife-festival, and at earthlife.tv/fish

Summer 2024

JUNE 15 + 16, 3pm • Saturday + Sunday

SPA DAY: Peak Meadow

Smithereen Farm hosts SPA DAYS, to take in the good energy of the farm and release anything else down the drain.

We provide: herbal tea, personal seaweed bath, shared hot sauna, scrub, salt, mud, Bixa Fixa cream

You bring: change of clothes, bathing suit if desired, your own drinking water vessel, your own towels, farm-appropriate footwear, a sense of adventure! 

RSVP is required. RSVP to [email protected]

See complete event details at our SPA DAY page

JUNE 21, 5pm • Friday

SPA DAY: Midsommar Night (Full Moon!)

Smithereen Farm hosts SPA DAYS, to take in the good energy of the farm and release anything else down the drain.

We provide: herbal tea, personal seaweed bath, shared hot sauna, scrub, salt, mud, Bixa Fixa cream

You bring: change of clothes, bathing suit if desired, your own drinking water vessel, your own towels, farm-appropriate footwear, a sense of adventure! 

RSVP is required. RSVP to [email protected]

See complete event details at our SPA DAY page

AUGUST 24+25

Washington County Fair 

9am–4pm Pembroke Fairgrounds

Smithereen Farm will participate in the Washington County Fair this summer. 

Stay tuned for more details!

More info at washingtoncountyfairmaine.com

Fall 2024

SEPTEMBER 20+21

MOFGA Common Ground Fair

We’ll participate in the Maine Organic Farm and Garden Association (MOFGA) Common Ground Fair.

Stay tuned!

More details to come. More details at mofga/org/the-fair

There is always so much happening! To stay in the loop, join our mailing list. Find an archive of workshop documentation on our Instagram.