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Apple Orchard Planning & Maintenance
with John Hoffses
Join John Hoffses of SAD #1 School Farm and Randy Martin of The King's Gardener as they share with you the dos and don'ts of Orchard Management. Topics covered will include; variety selection, soil requirements, pollination requirements, organic and conventional pest control, and much more. 2 pesticide recertification credits will be offered to those who attend this class
with Peter Cowin
Peter Cowin, A.K.A., The Bee Whisperer, will teach a one day class designed for those planning or considering starting to keep honeybees. The class will entail 4 hours in the class room learning basic equipment, husbandry, where to locate hives and how to care for the bees, harvesting your own honey and to get them through their first winter. Weather permitting, students will open hives in the afternoon and see everything alive and buzzing. Protective equipment provided for the day, please come wearing long pants, sleeves and closed toes footwear. A full range of equipment will be available for sale so you can be prepared to order bees and start beekeeping!
Canine Good Manners
with Kathy Hoppe
This is an operant/clicker based training class. Our goal is to teach the handler how to communicate with their dog to teach them acceptable living with people behaviors. This class is a basic training class. This class is non-refundable.
Card Making/Stamp Camp
with Elaine Ouellette
Join Elaine Ouellette as she presented her Spring card making and stamp camp workshop. This one time class is $35.00 and that includes all supplies. Come and make some one of kind cards for all occasions. This class is located at the Alternative Learning Center.
GMO Round Table Dicussion
with Dr. Larry Feinstein
Join Dr. Larry Feinstein Professor of Biology at UMPI, James Dwyer Crop Specialist at University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Randy Martin County Supervisor of Center Aroostook Soil and Water Conservation District as they lead a discussion to educate the public as to what "Genetically Modified Organism" (GMO) truly means. This discussion will not take sides one way or another, it is meat to educate so that people understand what a GMO product is.
with Angel McNeal
Our Google Tools class will teach you the fundamentals of Google Docs, Google Drive and Google Calendar. This 3 day course will cover the basics on how to use these tools. Learn the most up to date way to create, edit and share documents. Add things to your calendar that can be accessed from any device and save things to your drive that will allow you to open at any and all accesses. Call our office today for more information.
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with . MOFGA
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 own garden organically. We’ll talk about 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 and 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 your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Irrigation of Aroostook County's Farm
with Linwood Winslow
Join Linwood Winslow of Maine Potato Growers (MPG) and Mike Bragdon wih the representative of National Resourse Conservation Service, NRCS, to discuss what's new in irrigation plans and practices