Caitlin Hunter will talk about life at Appleton Creamery and bring cheese samples to Belfast Garden Club’s first monthly program of the season at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Belfast Free Library’s Abbott Room. The public is welcome at the free talk.

A 1 p.m. business meeting will be followed by refreshments prior to the presentation.

Hunter will share some of her adventures with goats, cheese, apprentices, and farmers’ markets on her Appleton farm. She’s been raising goats and making cheese in Maine since 1979. Hunter, her husband Brad and their dog Holly together tend 60 goats and a flock of free-ranging chickens.

Belfast Garden Club programs will be presented on the third Tuesday of each month (except in December) at 2 p.m. at the Belfast Library, 106 High St. The line-up of future programs includes: “Boosting Your Immune System Using Ayurvedic Techniques” by Debra Keene, Nov. 17; “Growing English and French Lavenders in Midcoast Maine” by Lorie Costigan of Glendarragh Lavender Farm, Jan. 19; roundtable discussion on “Our Garden Joys, Trials and Achievements” by members, Feb. 16; “The Language of Flowers” by Maine Master Floral Designer Jasmine Keithan, March 15; and “All About Bluebirds” by bluebird advocate Jeff Nims, April 19.

For more information, contact Corliss Davis at 930-3562 or