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30-Day Organizational Challenge
with Janie Downey Maxwell
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
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
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.
with Laura Personette
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.
with Anna Libby
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.
with Tori Jackson
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
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.
with Lynne Holland
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.