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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Messalonskee W17

$15

with Anna Mueller

Apr 5, 2017 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-yielding 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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Herb Gardening Messalonskee W17

$10

with Patricia Michaud

Apr 11, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

We will discuss selecting, growing, and harvesting herbs, and how to use them in cooking. Join us and learn how to make your garden even more beautiful as well as useful with herbs. Limit 15 students.

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Pruning Do's and Don'ts Messalonskee W17

$11

with Barbara Russell

Mar 6, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for this class and learn how to prune your trees, bushes and vegetables to optimize growth and fruit production. Limit 15 students

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Worm Composting for Beginners W17

$11

with Jock Robie

Feb 28, 2017 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 Feb. W17

Free

with Jock Robie

Mar 7, 2017 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.  Storm makeup will be February 14, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m. 

Worm Composting Free Alumni Harvest Night June W17

Free

with Jock Robie

Jun 1, 2017 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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