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LINCOLN CITY – Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial has renewed the series of hands-on workshops concerning the operation of the living historical farm this year.
Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 17, April 7, May 5, Aug. 11, Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3. There is no charge for the workshops beyond the park entrance fee.
Working with Family Roots Nursery, park staff has researched historic varieties of crops and farm techniques that Thomas Lincoln would have likely used on his Indiana farm in 1820s. Planned to coincide was closely as possible to seasonal patterns, the workshops will examine such topics as ground preparation, seed starting, ground cover, cold crops, harvesting and seed preservation. Each workshop will begin in the Memorial Visitor Center with a short lecture by personnel from Family Roots that will be followed by hands-on work at the living historical farm with staff from the national park.
Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is located off of Indiana Highway 162 in Lincoln City. Admission to the park, which includes the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, is $3 per person, age 17 and older, with a maximum charge of $5 per family. For more information, call the park at (812) 937-4541.