Events and Workshops

Tour of the Deer Isle Hostel and Homestead A guided walk around the off-the-grid homestead, the vegetable gardens and young orchard. See the hand-built 17th Century inspired timber-framed building and the many outbuildings, including the compost-heated shower. Every Saturday from July 18th through August 29th. Tour starts at 10 am followed by a discussion on a homesteading related topic from about 11 to 11.30. Suggested donation IMG_6797$5-10.

July 18th, 25th Granite splitting demo 

Aug 1st Growing fruit trees organically

Aug 8th Hands-on hand planes

Aug 15th Swedish log building

Aug 22nd Linseed paints and oils

Aug 29th Compost heated shower


Saturday July 11th Deer Isle Hostel Annual Summer Party w The SoulBenders!! Some people plan their vacation to make this show! Guaranteed to make you dance, dance, dance. Bonfire, outdoor stage – bring snacks to share! 7 pm – 10 pm. $5 band donation.






Hands-On Herbal Medicine Making Series With Herbalist Brighid Doherty, Solidago Herb School Come take a stroll around the Hostel and discover the wild medicinal plants that grow all around us. This walk will especially focus on how to harvest wild plants with sustainable foraging techniques.  Saint John’s Wort, Plantain, Goldenrod, Elderberry, and Mullein  are some of the plants we will see and discuss. Tuesday, July 21, 10-11:30 AM $5-$15, sliding scale

Herb Infused Oils and Salves: a hands-on workshop with Brighid Doherty, Solidago Herb School Making herbal oils and salves is fun, easy, and provides a great remedy for wounds and skin afflictions.  We will make a Plantain & Spruce tip salve and an herbal body oil for you to take home. Tuesday, August 11, 10am-noon, $30 Call 207-460-0744 to sign up for either of these classes.