Annual Meeting June 8, 2013. A tent full of local businesses and organizations, a great local sourced meal, and a
Story Walk and sing-a-long of David Mallett's Garden Song.
Milk Carton Egg Baskets and Egg Hunt March 23, 2013
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Holiday Kids & Cookies & Birds Event December 8 from 10 am to noon at the Unity Community Center.
Volunteers have been busy preparing many kinds of cookies to be ready for children to come and decorate with their favorite color icing, sprinkles, and more. Children will be able to take home their cookie treasures. In addition, there will be a simple bird feeder making to bring something home for the birds and a visit from Dawnella Sutton of Mothers Moon. Enjoy some holiday cheer with Unity Barn Raisers. The event is free for all.
StoryWalk with Author Lynn Plourde
on Saturday October 27. A StoryWalk features popular children’s books which are mounted on sign posts along local public access trails. The kickoff event featured Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud, by Maine author Lynn Plourde, who led the walk.
Seventeen elegant wooden sign posts were locally crafted by Jim Macdonald. Each page from the book is laminated, mounted and installed along the Community Bikeway Trail.
This event is a collaboration among Unity Barn Raisers, Unity College and RSU 3. Unity Barn Raisers oversees the CommUnity Trails system. Unity College provides community service support for the local StoryWalk and its expansion. Funding for the signs was made possible through the RSU 3 Early Literacy Program. More photos from the event
UBR Day of Service on Saturday October 13.
On a gorgeous October day 20 teams of Unity College students working with townspeople completed a variety of projects from trail improvements to picking potatoes, from Freedom to MOFGA and ended with a big community meal at the community center.
More photos from the day
Other Past Events
Waldo County Trails Initiative Moves Forward
In November and December representatives from six Waldo County organizations and a few private landowners met at the Unity Community Center to develop a plan for a regional footpath network. The group met with Burnham Martin from the National Park Service’s (NPS), Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program, the community assistance arm of the National Park Service.
The meeting was the result of a successful grant written by Unity Barn Raisers. The NPS’s Martin will work with the group for 18 months to develop and oversee implementation of the group’s trail plan for the region. In addition to private landowners the partnership includes: Unity Barn Raisers, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust, Unity College, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance and Maine Farmland Trust.
The plan is to connect trails in Unity with trails on the Unity College campus and trails on property owned by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in nearby Thorndike. This past fall Jean English of MOFGA worked with a class of Unity College students to plan and build trails on MOFGA’s 320-acre property. The trail would, of course, also cross land belonging to individual landowners.