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April 4, 2018; 6 to 9 p.m.

At adult education programs across the state!

Registration Fees

Typically $5 to cover handouts
Dependent on adult education

Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? 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. 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 basics 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 common insect pests and methods of natural insect control. The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region.

MOFGA Fact Sheets about soils, composting, organic gardening and many other topics

Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners. Classes run from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels. They are designed to provide folks with essential skills and knowledge needed to make a transition from conventional to organic gardening. The workshop is offered in partnership with Maine's Adult & Community Education program and community sponsors.

Participants will acquire an understanding of:

  • the basics of soil science, and how to enrich soil to produce healthy, high yielding plants;
  • composting methods;
  • the principles of crop rotation, and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden;
  • the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, and basic weed control strategies; and
  • common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.

Augusta
VA Togus, VA Togus

Augusta
Augusta Adult & Community Education
Capital Area Technical Center, 40 Pierce Dr.
207-626-2470
www.augustaschools.org

Bath
RSU 1 Adult Education, Room 301, 800 High St.
207-443-8255
bath.maineadulted.org

Blue Hill
April 5
Blue Hill Public Library, Howard Room, 5 Parker Point Rd.
207-374-5515
www.bhpl.net

Boothbay Harbor
Boothbay Region Adult Education, Boothbay High School, Room 104, 236 Townsend Ave.
207-633-3224
www.boothbayae.org

Bucksport
Three sessions beginning March 29
RSU 25 Adult Education, Bucksport High School, Room 123
207-469-2129
www.rsu25.maineadulted.org

Castine
April 9
41 School Street
207-326-4375
www.witherle.lib.me.us

Cumberland
Cumberland Community Education, Room 151, Greely High School, 303 Main St.
207-829-2208
www.cumberlandmaine.com

Dover-Foxcroft
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative, The Penquis Higher Education Center, Room 109, 50 Mayo St.
207-564-6525
www.pvaec.org

Ellsworth
Ellsworth Adult Education
Ellsworth Elementary Middle School, Room M204
20 Forrest Ave.
207-664-7110
www.ellsworth.maineadulted.org

Farmington
Franklin County Adult Education, Mount Blue Middle School, Room #4
207-778-3460
rsd9.maineadulted.org/

Gardiner
MSAD 11 Adult Education, Gardiner High School, Room 123, 40 West Hill Rd.
207-582-3774
www.msad11.maineadulted.org

Gorham
Gorham Adult Education, Gorham Middle School
106 Weeks Rd.
207-222-1095
www.gorham.maineadulted.org

Gray
MSAD 15 Adult & Community Education, GNG High School, Room 149, 10 Libby Hill Rd.
207-657-2620
www.gngadulted.org

Hampden
April 3; 6-9
MSAD 22 Adult Education, Hampden Academy, 89 Western Ave.
207-862-6422
orono-hampden.coursestorm.com/course/organic-gardening-hampden5

Hiram
MSAD 55 Adult & Community Education, FoSML Building, 8 Hancock Ave.
www.sad55.org

Houlton
May 9
MSAD 29/70 Adult Education, Room 110, 18 Military St.
207-521-3100 x5
http://sad29.maineadulted.org/

Kennebunk
Adult Education of the Kennebunks & Arundel, Blackrock Farm, 293 Goose Rocks Rd., Kennebunkport
207-985-1116
http://kennebunk.maineadulted.org

Kittery
April 12
Kittery Adult Education, Traip Academy
12 Williams Ave. (Library)
http://kittery.maineadulted.org/

Lewiston
April 7, 9 - 12
Lewiston Adult Education, Lewiston High School, Room C124, 156 East Ave.
207-795-4141
www.lewistonadulted.org

Mount Desert
Mt. Desert Island Adult & Community Education
Mt. Desert Island High School
1081 Eagle Lake Road (Room 105)
207-288-4703
mdi.maineadulted.org/

Newport
Newport Cultural Center, 154 Main St.
207-368-5074
www.newportculturalcenter.org

Oakland
RSU 18 Messalonskee Office of Mid-Maine Regional Adult and Community Education
Messalonskee High School, Room 121, near the Performing Arts Center, 131 Messalonskee High Drive
207-465-9134
midmaine.maineadulted.org

Orono
Orono Adult & Community Education, Orono Middle School
207-866-4119
orono-hampden.coursestorm.com/course/organic-gardening-orono3

Pittsfield
Maine Federation of Farmers Markets
Pittsfield Public Library, 110 Library St.
mainefarmersmarkets.org/

Presque Isle
MSAD 1 Adult & Community Education
Presque Isle High School, 79 Blake St., Suite 2 - Room 411
207-764-4776
adulted.sad1.org/

Scarborough
Scarborough Adult Learning Center
Scarborough High School, Room E102, 11 Municipal Dr.
207-730-5040
scarborough.maineadulted.org/

Standish
Bonny Eagle Adult Education, Bonny Eagle High School, Room 210, 700 Saco Rd.
207-929-9185
sad6.maineadulted.org/

Sullivan
Regional School Unit 24, Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 US Highway 1
207-422-4794
www.rsu24.maineadulted.org

Topsham
Merrymeeting Regional Adult Education
Mt Ararat High School
207-729-7323
www.merrymeeting.org

Turner
MSAD 52 Adult & Community Education, MSAD #52 Turner Learning Center, 486 Turner Center Rd.
207-225-1010
msad52.maineadulted.org/

Wells
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wells-Ogunquit Adult Community Education
Wells High School, 200 Sanford Rd.
207-646-4565
k12wocsd.net/

 


    

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