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Bee Keeping for Beginners Messalonskee W19
with Mark Reifschneider, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
This beginner bee-keeping course will educate those interested in getting involved with BEES. Some of the discussion will be about assembling bee equipment, installing a nuc, controlling swarming, and dealing with varroa mites. Other topics will be how and when to harvest HONEY, split hives, and winterize the bees. A $50 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. The fee will cover the cost of book and free membership for one year to the Kennebec or Somerset Bee Keepers Clubs. Limit 25 students.
Beginner to Intermediate Horsemanship W19
with Mary Kay Tisdale, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
Learn horse handling and horsemanship skills in a positive atmosphere. This “hands-on” course is designed for those who are planning to become new horse owners or have recently become new horse owners without prior experience. Students will be paired or grouped up, depending on class size, and assigned a horse for hands-on instruction. Students will learn safe handling, proper positioning around the horse, training techniques in reference to groundwork, general equine facts on health and safety and proper tacking up and fit. Students will need a digital thermometer, boots with a heel (or hiker style high tops shoes) and optional leather gloves. Student limit 8
Chair Yoga W19
with Wendy Webb, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
In this class students will learn how to strengthen and stretch safely without compromising balance or needing to get up or down from a mat on the floor. Limit 8 students. Storm date of Apr. 4.
Citizen Science Project: Maine Breeding Bird Atlas Messalonskee W19
with Herb Wilson, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
This birding class will focus on how to document breeding of our summer birds and how to contribute your observations to the Maine Breeding Bird Atlas, which is a Citizen Science Project. Limit 25 students. Storm date of Mar. 18.
Culinary Herb Gardening Messalonskee W19
with Pat Michaud, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
We will discuss selecting, growing, and harvesting herbs, and how to use them in cooking. Join us and learn how to make your garden even more beautiful as well as useful with herbs. Limit 20 students.
Gentle Yoga W19
with Tiffany Lopes, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
Grow Your Own Organic Garden Messalonskee W19
with Anna Mueller, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
Are you interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner? Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your garden organically. We will discuss 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 for dealing with pests. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from our area. You will receive free seeds, a copy of the presentation, and a resource guide! All welcome-from first timers to experienced gardeners. Limit 20 students.
Hunter Safety Messalonskee W19
with Michael Foster, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education
Be ready for Turkey season or get your hunting certificate ahead of the fall rush. This in-the-classroom and home-study course is offered by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and covers the proper handling of firearms, hunter responsibilities, landowner relations, ethics, map and compass reading, first aid, and survival. You must attend all class time and pass the test in order to get your certificate. A parent or guardian must accompany students between 10 and 17 years of age. Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and backpack or shopping bag for your study materials. Pre-registration is required. Limit 40 students. Storm dates of Mar. 18, and Apr. 7, at Messalonskee Middle School.