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Start Your Own Indoor Green Plant Garden W23


with Robin Samalus-Getchell

Calendar Mar 27, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join Robin at The Robin’s Nest to arrange a houseplant garden. All materials are included in the cost of the class and you will design a beautiful garden to keep, or to give as a gift. Come prepared to learn the basics of plant care and to have fun! Limit 15 students.

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Grow Your Own Organic Garden via Zoom Messalonskee W23


with Anna Libby

Calendar Apr 5, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week
Each year Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners host a GYOOG class through many adult ed. programs around the state. This year it will also be in a webinar format. If you are new to gardening or have been gardening for a while and want to learn some new tips or concepts, this is the class for you. Topics covered include soil science, composting, crop rotation, and more. There will be a suggested $10 fee upon registration with MOFGA. After you register with us we will send you a receipt with the link to the MOFGA registration site. You will also need to register with them, and they will send you the class link. Limit 30 students. Anna Libby 568-4142 fax 568-4141 MOFGA front desk 568-4142.

Culinary Herb Gardening Messalonskee W23


with Pat Michaud

Calendar Apr 27, 2023 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 10 students.

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Fix-A-Bike Spring Workshop Messalonskee W23


with Dan Bassett

Calendar Apr 29, 2023 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Join us for a bike maintenance workshop for Teens and Adults. Are you curious about bicycle mechanics? Would you like to maintain your bike better, do repairs yourself, or get your bike ready for spring? Would you like to be better prepared to fix breakdowns when you are out on the road? Bring your bike and tool kit, if you have one. A parent or guardian must accompany students 13-16. Limit 18 students.

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Worm Composting Harvest Night for Alumni May 9 W23


with Jock Robie

Calendar May 9, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This will be a free session for alumni of our 3/09/2023 Worm Composting workshop. 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.

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How to Cast a Fly Rod W23


with Mary Ostrowski

Calendar May 22, 2023 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week
Learn fundamentals of casting from a Fly Fishers International Certified Casting Instructor. Beginners to advanced casters welcome. You will learn on a one-to-one basis how to make the basic cast, a roll cast, line management, casting in wind, aerial mends and other useful tasks. This class will be held OUTDOORS on school premises. Bring a 4-7 wt. fly rod with a weight-forward floating line. Instructor will provide a leader with practice fly. DRESS FOR OUTSIDE PRACTICE. Dates of instruction can be flexible if weather conditions prevent a class. Student limit of 6.
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HELP! Save MAINE Lakes Messalonskee W23


with Danielle Boutin

Calendar Jun 24, 2023 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

If you live in or visit Maine you have probably heard that one of the biggest threats to keeping our state’s water bodies clean and clear is the invasive species Variable Leaf Milfoil. The Friends of Messalonskee Lake have been hard at work for many years keeping the lake, that is in the towns of Belgrade, Oakland, & Sidney, clean and clear for all to enjoy. This summer their expert on milfoil removal is offering this 3-hour workshop on how to properly hand pull and dispose of it. You too can make a difference! Join her for this one-time class, and check out the Friends web page at There will send a Short Supply list and Release Form coming in May. Sponsored by the Adult Ed office at Messalonskee High School and Friends of Messalonskee Lake. Rain date is July 8. Limit 10 students.

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Explore Messalonskee Lake and its Ecology by Kayak – Plant Paddle July Messalonskee W23


with Mike Guarino

Calendar Jul 24, 2023 at 10 am

No experience necessary: Messalonskee Lake and Steam are wonderful natural resources for the mid-Maine region and offer numerous recreational and conservation activities. If you have always wanted to learn to kayak and explore the lake’s ecology, this class will offer a free kayak lesson and will provide all equipment needed. Identification of flora and fauna in the lake and stream will be taught followed by a kayak paddle near shore to find various specimens. Prerequisite: know the basics of how to swim, but we will be staying close to shore. Please wear water shoes; a bathing suit or shorts, sunscreen, and hat are also helpful and appropriate. Do be prepared with extra clothes just in case you get wet. We will meet at the State of Maine Boat Launch on Rt. 27 across Loon Ridge Cottages and near Hammond Lumber in Belgrade, ME. Must be 17 to register. If needed, a rain date will be announced. Limit 8 students.

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