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Lewiston Adult Education

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30-Day Organizational Challenge
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30-Day Organizational Challenge


with Janie Downey Maxwell

Calendar Jan 24, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

In this class, you'll choose a challenge or series of challenges to finish over 30 days. What would you like to change in 2018? Learn tips and tricks to make 2018 your best year ever. This class will have sessions on Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 28.

Apples and Other Fruit Trees


with Renae Moran

Calendar Feb 7, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Peaches, pears, plums, cherries and apples. Select the best varieties for disease resistance, cross-pollination, winter hardiness and for eating, of course. The class also includes information on planting, pruning and harvesting.



with David Handley

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Join us for an in-depth look at how to grow strawberries, raspberries, high bush blueberries and grapes as part of your garden, from selecting varieties through planting , fertilizing and pruning as well as managing pests. This two-part class will cover strawberries and raspberries on the first evening and blueberries and grapes on the second.

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with Laura Personette

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

A teacher from 4-H Community Central will show the kinds of butterflies that live in Maine and ways people can help them by growing certain plants in a yard. This hands-on, experiential class will show parents and children how they have an impact on living creatures and their environment.

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Organic Gardening


with Anna Libby

Calendar Apr 7, 2018 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Join us to learn 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 methods for dealing with pests. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome.

Raising Chickens


with Tori Jackson

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator Tori Lee Jackson will present some of the best practices for housing, selecting breeds and caring for chickens in your back yard.

Small Engine & Power Equipment Repair


with Richard Hussey

Calendar Jan 23, 2018 at 5:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

In this hands-on class, you will learn the basics of small engine repair and apply them to your own two or four-cycle engine. The first class is an introduction, but in the following classes students will bring their lawn mowers, grass trimmers, chainsaws, etc. for practice. Plan on getting your hands dirty as you learn to tune up, repair, and maintain equipment! This class has an additional $15 lab fee. 

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Vegetable Gardening


with Lynne Holland

Calendar Mar 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm, runs for 4 weeks

For new or experienced home gardeners. Find strategies for the successful home vegetable garden based on the latest research. This four-part class will include an overview of specific crops as well as methods for a Maine vegetable garden.

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