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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education



Gardening

in Personal Enrichment

Container Gardening Messalonskee W18

$5

with Alice Elliott

Calendar Apr 11, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

No space to garden? Think containers? You can grow beautiful flowers, greens, vegetables, and perennials in a container. Innovative new styles make it easy to meet your individual needs. Learn the basics of containerizing your garden at this workshop. Limit 15 students.

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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Messalonskee W18

$15

with Anna Mueller

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We will discuss the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yeilding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies, and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from our area. You will receive free seeds, a copy of the presentation, and a resource guide! All welcome - from first timers to experienced gardeners. Limit 20 students.

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Preserving the Harvest: Hands-on Jams and Jellies Messalonskee W18

$6

with Deborah Barnett

Calendar May 16, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Ever wonder how to make and preserve your own jams and jellies?  This hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basic steps for both canning and freezing.  Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet, and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety, and how to check for properly sealed jars.  Please bring a pot holder with you to the workshop (you will be able to take home a jar of what we prepare that evening!).  A $20 material fee is payable to the instructor at start of class. Limit 10 students.

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Worm Composting for Beginners W18

$11

with Jock Robie

Calendar Feb 27, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Come and learn how to construct, set up, and maintain a worm bin to compost kitchen vegetable waste in order to recycle it as plant food. Join Jock Robie as he discusses the harvesting of worm castings and vermicompost for gardening and houseplants as well as “worm tea”! Each student will set up their own worm bin with worms to take home. All materials and worms are supplied at no extra charge. Jock Robie has over eight years of practical experience designing, building, and using worm bins to compost kitchen waste. He feeds his 40 worm bins close to 35 pounds per week of kitchen scraps. Visit Jock’s blog at mainelywormbins.blogspot.com for more information about worm composting. Limit 10 students.

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Worm Composting Free Alumni Harvest Night March W18

Free

with Jock Robie

Calendar Mar 1, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This will be a free session for any interested alumni and new students. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions. The instructor will bring six harvest kits for alumni to use harvesting their own worm bins.

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Worm Composting Free Alumni Harvest Night May W18

Free

with Jock Robie

Calendar May 31, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This will be a free session for any interested alumni and new students. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions. The instructor will bring six harvest kits for alumni to use harvesting their own worm bins.

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