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Organic Gardening

Calendar Apr 4, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join a member of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) to learn how to grow your own vegetable garden organically. You will study the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants, how to make and use 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 for dealing with pests. All participants will receive free seeds, a copy of the presentation and a resource guide. INSTRUCTOR: Marilyn Stanley is an experienced farmer and gardener. She and her husband, Rick, own Chick Farm in Wells where they raise organic chickens, vegetables and berries.


Pickling Spring Vegetables


with Kate McCarty

Calendar May 1, 2018 at 5:30 pm
Spring vegetables in Maine have a short season, so learn how to preserve these tender green vegetables to enjoy year round. UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers will teach you how to safely preserve pickled fiddleheads or asparagus using the hot water bath method. Participants will receive recipes and a jar of homemade pickles. Please bring a potholder to class. Cost includes $20 for materials. INSTRUCTOR: Kate McCarty has been the Food Preservation Community Education Assistant at UMaine Extension since 2009, after serving in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. She has completed the Master Food Preserver program, an intensive, hands-on training in all aspects of home food preservation.

Sensational Sea Vegetables


with Carol Steingart

Calendar Mar 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm

Join Coastal Carol of Coast Encounters LLC for a delightful culinary journey into the world of sea vegetables. Learn the many nutritional benefits of sea vegetables and the simple methods of preparation to incorporate them into your diet. Carol is a marine educator with over 20 years’ experience educating people of all ages about “life between the tides.” She has made these ancient plants of the sea a regular part of her diet. Find out why and enjoy a full meal, tasting each of the recipes she prepares. Menu includes dishes made with locally harvested seaweed. Free samples to take home. INSTRUCTOR: Carol Steingart is a marine educator, owner of Coast Encounters, LLC, and specializes in unique programs centered around Maine’s rocky intertidal region.


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