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Home Security Basics

$9

with Detective Tim Cetrano

Apr 13, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Don’t miss this valuable resource. Detective Corporal Cetrano will offer tips on burglary prevention, how to protect your home and insight into how burglars pick their targets. He will also cover what to do in the event a burglary occurs.

INSTRUCTOR: Detective Corporal Tim Cetrano has been with the Wells P.D. since 2009. He holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice. He was promoted to the rank of Corporal, assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division and is a Field Training Officer. Tim has received specialized training in Stinger Spike System Instructor, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement and basic crime scene investigations.

 

Kombucha and Kefir - NEW!

$35

with Kate McCarty

Mar 30, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Get acquainted with the wonderful world of these tangy, fermented beverages. UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers will discuss and demonstrate the fermentation process, equipment and safety issues. They will also provide samples of a variety of fermented products. Everyone will leave knowing how to ferment confidently and with a kombucha “scoby” and kefir grains to finish at home. 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.

 

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Organic Gardening

$12

with Marilyn Stanley

Apr 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

 

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Pickling Spring Vegetables - NEW!

$35

with Kate McCarty

Apr 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

 

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Sensational Sea Vegetables

$49

with Carol Steingart

Mar 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Don’t miss this 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 has made these ancient plants of the sea a regular part of her diet. Find out why and enjoy tasting each of the recipes she prepares. Menu includes dishes made with Alaria, Kelp, Dulse, Nori, and Irish Moss. Enjoy a full meal and 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.

 

Well Water Pump and Filtration

$12

with Steve Brackett

Mar 29, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You may have questions or concerns about proper maintenance of your private well water system. In this course you will learn to tell if your water is safe for consumption, how often to test your water and what to test it for. You’ll identify the type of system you have. We will discuss the different types of wells, water filtration systems, proper service requirements and the latest in well pump technology. Bring digital photos of your well, pressure tank and filtration system for review. All attending participants are eligible for up to a $75 credit toward an accredited lab water test.

INSTRUCTOR: Steve Brackett is the Water Quality Specialist for Dunbar Water, a Division of Dead River Company. The company has been serving York and Cumberland counties for over 28 years.

 





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