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Beekeeping - Advanced Topics Messalonskee W17
with Lincoln Sennett
This advanced beekeeping class covers such topics as making nucs,; queen biology and requeening with established nucs, queen cells, and mated queen, population dynamics and producing honey, wintering hives and nucs, and comb honey production in Maine. Other topics will be based on participant requests. A $65 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Fee includes handouts and the textbook “Better Beekeeping”.
Beekeeping Basics Messalonskee W17
with Lincoln Sennett
This is a basic beginner class in beekeeping and covers various topics such as bee equipment, what type of bees to use, diseases and pests, and honey harvesting. The class is open to ages 12 and up. Students 12-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Beginners as well as more experienced beekeepers are welcome. Past classes have included students of varying experience levels, which generates a lot of informative discussion among students. A $65 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. Limit 10 students
Class has been cancelled for March 15, due to weather issues.
The first Beginners class has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 18, at 9-11:30 am. or Monday, March 20, at the normally scheduled time. Students may come to either make up date that is convenient for them.
Best Steps Forward Module 7: Science on a Windowsill W17
with Arlene Toulouse
These modules work with students to address barriers that prevent them from going back to school or changing careers. This is a great choice for students who are not sure they can commit to a full-semester course. Each module will meet once a week for four sessions and is independent of the other modules. This allows students to take one or more of the modules over the course of the semester. Each completed module earns a student one quarter credit towards a high school diploma. Community members are also welcome.
Emergencies On Board Your Boat W17
with Ed Jones
This seminar is designed to prepare you as a boater for those unfortunate situations involving accidents and emergencies on board your boat. It will provide you with information to prepare adequately for common emergencies and how to deal with them when they occur. Topics covered are: preventing accidents, fire, getting lost, towing, medical emergencies, and more. The seminar will prepare you for both inland and coastal waters. A $35 fee is payable to the Kennebec River Sail & Power Squadron at start of class. Limit 25 students.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden Messalonskee W17
with Anna Mueller
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.
Herb Gardening Messalonskee W17
with Patricia Michaud
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.
Hunter Safety Messalonskee W17
with Craig Gerry
Be ready for Turkey season or get your hunting certificate ahead of the fall rush. This 10-hour in-the-classroom and home-study course is offered by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and covers the proper handling of firearms, hunter responsibilities, landowner relations, ethics, map and compass reading, first aid, and survival. You must attend all class time and pass the test in order to get your certificate. A parent or guardian must accompany students between 10 and 17 years of age. Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and backpack or shopping bag for your study materials. Pre-registration is a must. Limit 40 students.
Mastering the Rules of the Road for Boaters W17
with Ed Jones
This seminar provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road (Waterways) for both Inland Rules and International Rules (COLREGS). It simplifies the sometimes complex laws relating to boat operation for the recreational boater. It is also a starting point for study preparation for USCG license examination. Our goal is to help you to be a safer boater! A $35 fee is payable to the Kennebec River Sail & Power Squadron at start of class. Limit 25 students.