The 22nd Annual Rural Living Day will offer workshops on a variety of topics important to a self-sustaining lifestyle.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Waldo County Extension Association put the event on each year. Workshops will cover a huge variety of topics, including building small homes, baking bread, birding, pasturing chickens, plant propagation, making maple sugar and candy, and growing berries in Maine.

Participants can also learn more about topics like beekeeping, home butchery, tomato grafting, timber harvesting, extending the garden season, natural building, and living roofs. With the current focus on living off the grid and self-sustaining lifestyles, this is a popular event.

The 22nd Annual Rural Living Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2nd at Mount View High School, 577 Mount View Road in Thorndike. A $20 donation for adults and $15 donation for children is requested, and the proceeds will allow Waldo County youth to attend Tanglewood 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Lincolnville.

Pre-registration is required and includes three workshops and a lunch featuring local foods. Folks can get more information or register online at the Cooperative Extension's website. To request a disability accommodation or register by phone, call 342-5971 or 800-287-1426 (in Maine).