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RSU 19 Adult Education


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Worm Composting Alumni Harvest Night


with Jock Robie

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 11, 2020 at 6 pm

This will be a free session for any interested alumni and new students. The instructor will inspect worm bins, demonstrate and assist with harvesting, and answer any questions.  The instructor will bring six harvest kits for alumni to use harvesting their own worm bins. Attendance at the Composting for beginners class is required to qualify for this free class

Edible Holistic Wellness 101


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 24, 2020

The basics of eating organically will be discussed as well as what a GMO is, the importance of eating seasonally, and what raw food is.

Online class

Herbal Basics


with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Next available session starts Feb 24, 2020

Six herbs for relaxation, as well as general information on the importance of incorporating herbs into our daily routines.

Online class

Beekeeping for Beginners


with Peter Cowin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 10, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby, to learn pollinate their crops or generally learn more about honey bee husbandry. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to by them, what is costs, harvesting your own honey and how to care for bees so they survive the winter.

March 10 & 17


Native Plants for the Home Landscape


with Kate Garland

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 19, 2020 at 6 pm

Native plants offer very important food and shelter resources for wildlife, birds and beneficial insects. They play an especially important role in our ecosystem as more and more of our wild spaces are being developed. Learn how home landscapes can enhance biodiversity and gather some ideas for natives that will beautify and even address some challenging landscape situations. Min class size 8.

Backyard Poultry Care


with Donna Coffin

Calendar Next available session starts Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm

Prospective and beginning small-scale poultry egg producers or broiler keepers will gain a general understanding of what it takes to have poultry in their backyard.  Poultry breeds, housing, health, and nutrition for small-scale egg producers and meat birds will be discussed. Results of research on the nutritional value of pasture raising different breeds of broiler chickens that was conducted at the UMaine J. Witter Teaching and Research Center will also be covered.

$5 class fee with $20 optional course book “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens.

Pruning 101


with Kate Garland

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 2, 2020 at 6 pm

Learn the basics of pruning a variety of woody plants including ornamental trees, shrubs and small fruits. This workshop is geared toward the backyard gardener as well as those working in a related field. Minimum class size 8.

Preserving Rhubarb


with Laurie Bowen

Calendar Next available session starts Apr 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm

UMaine Community Education Assistant, Laurie Bowen, will teach you the basic steps for canning and freezing rhubarb. Participants will receive a food preservation packet and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods. Everyone will go home with a jar of what we make.

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