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Edible Holistic Wellness 101-Orono


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 18, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this one-night workshop, you will learn about clean foods to have on hand, the importance of seasoning with herbs and spices and how to read ingredient labels. We'll also discuss clever marketing scams and how to shop and prep foods for success.

Eating healthy foods doesn't have to be complicated or rxpensive. You'll take home with you useful information about healthy eating for your family. 


English Tea


with JoAnne Wood, Ellsworth Adult Education

Calendar Mar 11, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Enjoy and learn the secrets to hosting your own authentic English tea party.

  • Brewing the perfect cup of tea
  • Fruit and Cream Scones
  • Lemon Curd
  • Cornish pasties
  • Finger Sandwiches
  • Nan's shortbread

Makeup class (if needed) 03/18/19.

JoAnne Wood is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. Since moving to Maine, she has worked as a professional pastry chef and owned a dessert catering company in Gorham, as well as taught cooking classes. JoAnne’s classes are designed to be hands-on but are also perfect for those who may wish to just observe. The class always makes every item listed and everyone gets to sample. JoAnne advises students not to eat dinner before coming to class because there is so much food! Each student will receive a full print-out recipe packet to take home!

Fermented Foods: Let's Make Kimchi


with Kate McCarty, Scarborough Adult Learning Center

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

We know the gut-health benefits of fermented foods, now let’s make some! Explore fermenting, basic equipment, recommended recipes and ingredients. Then get hands-on with UMaine Extension volunteers and staff by making kimchi; this Korean combo of cabbage, radishes and other ingredients has been dubbed the world’s healthiest food, according to one health magazine. It can be served as a main dish, with rice or noodles, or makes a perfect comfort-soup ingredient on a cold day. Unsure of kimchi? Skills learned transfer to making other gut-beneficial fermented foods such as sauerkraut, pickles, kombucha, tempeh, apple cider vinegar, and yogurt. Take home handouts, recipes and some kimchi. Kate is author of “Portland Food: Culinary Capital of Maine” and “Distilled in Maine: A History of Temperance, Libations and Craft Spirits” (Also see her class: Cocktails from the Garden).

Tues, 4/23/2019, 5:30 to 7:30 pm, $26 

Instructor: Kate McCarty, UMaine Ext Master Gardener/Master Food Preserver

Fermenting Sauerkraut


with Laurie Bowen, RSU 19 Adult Education

Calendar Next session starts Apr 23, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Learn the process of making your own sauerkraut through the wonders of fermentation. In this hands on workshop you will start a batch of sauerkraut, learn the steps towards fermentation and take your first batch home to finish.

Flavored & Infused Cooking Oils - Hampden


with Laurie Bowen, Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Flavored or infused oils can add excitement and new tastes to your meals. In this one-night, hands-on class, you will learn how to safely prepare infused oils that can be used in salads, sauces, marinades and dips.

The $26.00 course fee includes the cost of all materials in this course.


Flavors of Bermuda with Chris Toy


with Chris Toy, RSU5 Community Programs

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm

Join chef Chris Toy for this culinary exploration of Bermuda! Expand your palette with the diverse flavors of Bermuda, which blend culinary influences, ingrediants and techniques from the Caribbean, Great Britian, West Africa, Native America and Portugal.  Discover the beauty of this diverse blend with local meat, seafood, and produce! Please bring containers for leftovers.

Fresh & Local: Strawberry Jam


with Kate McCarty, RSU5 Community Programs

Calendar Jun 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Local Strawberries are finally here!  Make the most of the short season by learning the basics of canning and freezing with UMaine Cooperative Extension staff!  Learn recommended methods for preserving fruit using less sugar, the latest and safest recipies, how to ensure safety, and how to check for properly sealed jars.  Start the summer with the best local flavors! Please bring a potholder with you. There is a $20 materials fee paid directly to instructor. 

Grow Your Own Garden


with Paul Volckhausen, RSU 25 Adult and Community Education

Calendar Mar 27, 2019 at 6 pm

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We'll talk about the basics of soil science, 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 for dealing with pests. All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Materials Fee: $5, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. 3 Sessions

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