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Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education

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Worm Composting Harvest Night for Alumni


with Jock Robie

Calendar Oct 10, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This is a free follow-up class night for alumni of the Worm Composting workshops.

The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions. The instructor will bring harvest kits for alumni to use harvesting their own worm bins.

Full Course

Grow Your Own Garlic - Messalonskee


with Amy Leblanc

Calendar Oct 28, 2023 at 10:30 am, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in learning how to grow garlic?  Join us for this Saturday Morning Workshop on growing garlic successfully and with the least fuss. We will view the instructor’s slides which will take about an hour. We will discuss garden preparation and planting, good growing techniques, weed control, troubleshooting, harvesting and curing, AND best of all, storing for fresh use all winter and into the spring. We will also include recipes for using and preserving all the parts of the plant. Then we will head out to the Messalonskee's High School’s Raised Beds to put our hands to work planting. Bring gardening gloves and small garden hand tools if you have them, sunscreen and/or hat might be nice too.  Great for first-time garlic growers and the more experienced people as well. A starter package of 10 garlic cloves will be provided and you are welcome to order more. At the time of registration, please email to let her know if you would like to order and how much--$10 for a half pound and $18 for a full pound, which you will be able to pick up at class. Rain date: Oct 28. Limit 15 students.

Will run

Introduction to Backyard Birding - November


with Ian Lynch

Calendar Nov 7, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Join avid bird-watcher, Ian Lynch, for this introduction to the methods and tools needed for effective birdwatching, and get to know the birds in your backyard. Ian has taught birding through talks and walks over the past 30 years. He has competed in dozens of birding competitions including the world Series of Birding, which his team won in 2016! This class will include outdoor walks. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. 

Build a Backyard Ice Rink


with Jennifer Eberly

Calendar Nov 14, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Would you and the kids like to ice skate in your own yard this winter?  Or would you like to set up your own hockey shooting range out back?  Come learn how to construct your own ice home rink!  The course will cover preparation of the home ice rink site, types of rinks you can build, and how to maintain your ice for winter fun.  Limit 15 students.  

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