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Starting A Garden From Scratch
with Sharon Turner
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.
Ten Legal Do's and Don'ts for People Over 65
with Patrice Putman
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.
- 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 or older and for others who may be helping older individuals.
Ticks and Diseases in Maine
with Donna Guppy
Did you know that ticks don’t jump or fly or drop from trees onto their hosts? They typically use a passive behavior known as questing to seek out their hosts. When questing, they can simply latch on to a suitable host as it passes by.
Learn about tick biology, ecology, tick-borne diseases in Maine and prevention. The class is taught by the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in cooperation with the Maine Medical Center Research Institute.
Watercolor-Window Water View
with Kellie Chasse
Bring out your inner artist and complete a 5"x7" watercolor painting in one night! Join Portland Jetport's featured artist and online instructor Kellie Chasse, as she shows you how to create this watercolor painting step by step!
No art experience is needed. All painting supplies will be provided by the instructor along with an 8"x10" acid free mat, foam core backing and plastic sleeve.
There will be a $10.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the night of the class.
Wild Food Foraging Walk
with Greg Marley
Please contact the Long Branch School at 751-8760 to learn more about the specific location of the walk.
This three-hour course will include walking the woods to find edible wild food along with detailed descriptions of habitat and structure of the plants.
Supplies to bring: basket, mesh or other bags, water or other refreshment and a snack, and tall socks you can tuck into your pants.
Minimum age with adult is 12.
Are you looking for an opportunity to walk in a dry, safe, well-lit place? The hallways at Gardiner Area High School are available from 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, and are the perfect place to walk during the winter. You can walk indoors for an hour in the evenings and not worry about inclement weather!
You must register with MSAD Winter Walking #11 Adult Education and sign in every time you attend. Roster will be at the Adult Education Office in Room 124 at the High School.
Worm Harvest Night
with Jock Robie
This will be a free session for any interested composting alumni and new students. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions.
The instructor will bring six 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