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Grow Your Own Organic Garden!
with MOFGA, RSU 24 Adult Education
(Class originally scheduled for Apr. 3 has been rescheduled for Apr. 8.) Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? This is an introduction to the basics of organic gardening, presented by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). We'll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Learn 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 include: how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. The instructor is an experienced farmer or gardener from our area. All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Herbal Basics Spring 2019
with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
6 herbs for relaxation, as well as general information on the importance of incorporating herbs into our daily routines.
About the instructor:
I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.
I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects.
Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.
I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.
I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.
My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.
I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.
There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it.
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Home Made Pasta with Chris Toy
with Chris Toy, Boothbay Region Adult & Community Education
The only thing better you how quick and easy it is to use an Atlas pasta maker to create fresh plain and flavored noodles. If you have one gathering dust on a shelf feel free to bring it along. Then enjoy your pasta with some delicious, simple-to-make sauces. Those in the know bring extra containers just in case!
How to Grow Garlic in Maine
with Richard Alderette, Kittery Adult Education
Join us for this very informative session on garlic and garlic growing in Maine. We will begin with an introduction to garlic including the history, medicinal properties, and creative ways to use garlic. Then we will talk about how to plant and harvest garlic, including timing, soil prep, pests, and harvesting tips. Rick is a Master Gardner in Maine and the owner of River Valley Farm, which specialized, in growing garlic. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and the opportunity, if you would like to purchase some locally grown garlic.
Tuesday, April 30, 7-9 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $13
with Nicholas Orgo, MSAD#44 Adult & Continuing Ed
In this fun hands-on class, you will learn to cook simple Indian dishes, such as Naan, Lentil Dal Soup, and Chicken Tandoori. Bring your appetite and a covered dish to take home your creations.
Jelly and Jam Basic's
with Deb Barnett, RSU#12 Adult Education
Would you like the fresh taste of homemade applesauce or strawberry jam all year long? This hands on food preservation workshop will teach you the basic steps for hot water canning and freezing, Participants will receive a "Preserving the Harvest" food preservation packet, and will learn recommende methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes. You will also learnabout equipment to insure safty and how to check for properly sealed jars. Please bring a potholder to class with you. You will take home a jar of whatever we prepare for the evening. A twenty dollar lab fee is paid to the instructor the night of class.
Just Roll with It
with Courtney Trimble, RSU 19 Adult Education
Curious about new foods? Want to impress your friends with a nice meal? Crave sushi but don't have the money for a night out? Join us as we learn to make sushi rolls, called maki from start to finish. Enjoy a delicious sushi meal with new friends. **Chopsticks optional!
*$10 ingredient fee paid to instructor
Let's Pack a Picnic!
with Vicki Dill, MSAD #11 Adult Education
A picnic is a great way to get outside, relax, and enjoy the beauty that Maine has to offer. While eating outdoors can be fun and exciting, packing food and keeping it safe can be tricky. This class presents traditional, as well as non-traditional picnic foods to pack and bring along for your adventure. Samples will be available and each student will go home with copies of the recipes to share and make for their own picnic adventures! A materials fee of $5 is due to the instructor at first class.