News Feature

Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, July 16, 2015
Island Heritage Trust hosts workshops

A busy week of activities begins with a Saturday visit to Deer Isle Hostel for a presentation of off-the-grid homesteading in the 21st century. Join Dennis Carter and Anneli Sundquist-Carter July 18 at 9 a.m., as they discuss their self-reliant farmstead/hostel operation. See their hand-built, 17th century garrison-style dwelling, their lush gardens, and mushroom production.

Visit the IHT booth, Sunday, July 19, at the Stonington Fish Pier for the annual Fishermen’s Day festivities.

On Monday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at IHT’s Heritage House barn, join Val Libby, retired Professor of Horticulture and Landscape History, Temple University, for a two-part program on tree identification. The first will include examining a variety of samples and learning about the best resources for accurate identification. The second part of the workshop will be held Monday, July 27, 3 p.m., at Shore Acres, where participants will hike the IHT preserve to put into practice the skills learned in the first class.

Tuesday, July 21, 9-10:30 a.m., join IHT at Causeway Beach for another “Kids in Nature” program, for K-3rd grade students accompanied by an adult. From sand dune to clam flat and everything in between, hikers will uncover amazing stories that the shore can tell. Participants will learn about the role each plant and animal plays in this important ecosystem.

Join retired University of Maine Professor and Coast Guard Auxiliary member Davida Kellogg, Thursday, July 23, 9-11 a.m., at Heritage House Barn, for a class on reading nautical charts and plotting a course. For middle and high school students as well as adults. Class size limited, so please pre-register: 348-2455.

Also at Heritage House Barn on Thursday, July 23, 9-11 a.m., join Tom Kellogg, scientist and sailor, for a practical workshop on knot-tying. Learn useful knots for life on land and for boating. Materials provided. All ages welcome. Pre-register: 348-2455.

For additional information and a complete schedule of IHT’s summer activities, call 348-2455 or log onto