- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 6, 2016

WALDOBORO, Maine (AP) - The Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District wants to work with farmers to control invasive plants and improve habitats for pollinators.

The district is hosting a workshop about the subject for beginning farmers at its office in Waldoboro on Thursday. Invasive plant biologist Nancy Olmstead will teach farmers how to identify common invasive plants and learn management strategies.

Rebecca Jacobs, a landscape designer, will provide a presentation about planting for pollinators. Beekeeper Joe DeStefano will explain the benefits of keeping a honey beehive on a farm and talk about the forage needs of honey bees.

The workshop is free and part of a series aimed at beginning farmers.

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Online: www.knox-lincoln.org/beginning-farmer-2016

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