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Starting A Garden From Scratch

$49

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Mar 7, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Turn that patch of ground into something beautiful and productive. Planning and preparation are the key to satisfying flower and vegetable gardens. The instructor will address the topics of choosing the best location, soil preparation, garden design, plant varieties, seed starting, mulching, composting and fertilizing. Organic and "low till" practices and the inclusion of plants attractive to birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials will be emphasized. Class will include a visit to Sharon's nursery in Washington for additional instruction. A materials fee of $10.00 is payable to the instructor.

Successful Berry Growing

$12

with David Handley

Calendar Mar 19, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries can be an enjoyable part of any home garden, but each has specific growing requirements that must be met in order to produce good crops. David Handley, from Highmoor Farms in Monmouth, will teach students the best type of berries to grow, how to manage them, and how to keep pests from ruining the crop.

Ten Legal Do's and Don'ts for People Over 65

$12

with Dan Eccher

Calendar May 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

This seminar provides critical information about important legal issues pertaining to people over age 65. Each legal topic will take ten minutes, just long enough to go over the basics that you need to know. Topics include the most important document needed to protect your assets, how to not lose everything to long-term care costs, what is the five-year look back and seven more essential do's and don'ts. We'll wrap up with common questions/concerns from the group. This class is appropriate for those 65+ and for others who may be helping older individuals.

Tidying Up, Sparking Joy and Swedish Death Cleaning

$15

with Lisa Lyons

Calendar Apr 24, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you plagued with too much stuff but just don't know how to organize or get rid of it?  Would you like your home to be filled just with the things you love and need, a place of relaxation instead of clutter? Do you have more heirlooms than kids who want them? Discover the “gentle art of Swedish death cleaning” and the four decluttering steps of Marie Kondo, author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Learn proven techniques to maximize your space and create a tidy home, from semi-retired professional organizer, Lisa Lyons. Learn proven techniques to maximize your space and create a tidy home, from semi-retired professional organizer, Lisa Lyons. Have you already “kondo’d" your stuff? Let’s compare our experiences!

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Worm Composting for Beginners

$12

with Jock Robie

Calendar Feb 7, 2019 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. This class is offered in partnership with the Gardiner Food Co-op and Cafe.

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Worm Harvest Night

Free

with Jock Robie

Calendar Jan 28, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This will be a free session for any interested composting alumni. 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 for harvesting their own worm bins. This class is offered in partnership with the Gardiner Food Co-op and Cafe.

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Worm Harvest Night

Free

with Jock Robie

Calendar Jun 3, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

This will be a free session for any interested composting alumni. 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 for harvesting their own worm bins. This class is offered in partnership with the Gardiner Food Co-op and Cafe.





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