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Lewiston Adult Education

Home & Garden



with David Handley

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

Join us for an in-depth look at how to grow high bush blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries. Learn how to select varieties, as well s how to plant, fertilize, prune, and manage pests.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden


with Anna Libby

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for a one-night workshop on how to grow 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 of dealing with pests. The instructor is an experienced gardener and will send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

Invasive Plants


with Jean Potuchek

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What exactly is an invasive plant and why should we care? This class provides an introduction to this type of plant and the problems they cause. We will discuss how ornamental gardeners can, and should take the problem of invasive plants into account when selecting for gardens.



with Jean Potuchek

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

Have you ever dreamed about having an ornamental perennial garden? Or, have you started one but want more information on how to succeed? This class provides an introduction to ornamental perennial gardening which includes the difference between perennials and annuals, understanding your soil, choosing plants, and garden design.

Raising Chickens


with Tori Jackson

Calendar Feb 12, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

A representative from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present some of the best practices for housing, selecting breeds, and caring for chickens in your backyard.

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