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Ask the Realtor
with Geri Doyle
Do you have property to sell? Are you interested in purchasing a home or business? Local realtor, Geri Doyle, has helped hundreds of individuals and families sell and purchase homes.
This presentation will offer information on
- how to stage your home before you put it on the market
- and how to effectively work with your realtor
Please bring your questions, and leave armed with the knowledge and confidence to make informed real estate decisions.
Ask The Veterinarian
with Susan Bailey
Join local veterinarian, Dr. Susan Bailey, to discuss common medical issues concerning cats and dogs.
Topics may include
- knowing when to take your pet to the veterinarian for preventative care and illness
- how to recognize an emergenc
- and basic first aid for common injuries
We will also try to cover flea and tick control, dental health, and specific ways to help care for your geriatric pets.
Please bring your questions, and leave armed with the knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions regarding your pet's health.
Basic Soap Making
with Laurel Lopez
Make soap in your own kitchen and discover the benefits that handmade soaps have for your skin.
You'll learn the cold process method combining lye solutions with essential oils to create naturally unique soaps for a variety of use.
We will discuss
- and packaging your products.
You'll have several products to take home. A supply list is available upon registration. Additional materials fee of $20.00 payable to the instructor at time of class.
Daylilies: The Essential Perennial
with Diann Bailey
Oh, but each flower only lasts for one day! True, but there are so many of them, you'll have blooms for weeks on end.
Learn why this "perfect perennial" is so popular and how you can add it to your garden or landscape with minimal effort and reasonable cost. We'll cover bloom forms and color patterns along with plant size and growth habits. Learn how to choose healthy plants and how to help them thrive. We'll talk about hybridizers, exhibitions and resources.
Best of all, everyone gets a plant to take home! Be careful - daylily gardening can become an addiction!
Designing Your Landscape
with Sharon Turner
Have you always wanted to develop a plan to make the most of your yard and garden? Then this field-based class is for you!
After the first meeting, classes will meet at each participant's property where individualized, site-specific options will be developed. Organic practices will be emphasized as well as the incorporation of native plants, especially those important for birds, bees, butterflies, and other beneficials. Dates and times of meetings after the first session will change subject to participant approval.
Class will include a visit to Sharon's nursery in Washington where she specializes in heirloom vegetables and flower seedlings, native perennials, shrubs and trees.
A materials fee of $10.00 is payable to the instructor.
with Jessica Greenleaf
Do you avoid walking your dogs or taking them out in public because they bark and lunge at other people and dogs? This type of behavior can be embarrassing but it can also be quite dangerous. If your dog doesn’t exactly get along with others, this class will help you understand why and what you can do about it. We’ll discuss leash reactivity, aggressive behaviors and how to handle fear triggers (ex. the vacuum cleaner).
Genealogy at the Maine State Library
with Emily Schroeder
Our Maine State Library has a wealth of materials for those interested in discovering their roots. Family Tree Magazine recently named MSL as one of their “distance champs,” along with eight other libraries across the country, recognizing their depth of genealogical materials and efficiency of services.
Join Emily Schroeder to discover what the library offers and how to utilize the resources in your family history search.
Highlights will include
- free access to Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest
- vital records
- cemetery records
- town/city records
- and much, much more.
The final class will focus on internet resources. You will leave ready to begin your family research with confidence! Class meets at Maine State Library in Augusta.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Sponsored by MOFGA
with Jon Ault
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about 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.
We will even send you home with free seeds!
All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.