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April 5, 2017; 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.
2017 directory of class locations around the state

Augusta
Augusta Adult & Community Education
Cony High School, 60 Pierce Drive (Room 109)
207-626-2470
www.augustaschools.org

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

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

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

Bucksport
Three sessions beginning March 29
RSU 25 Adult Education, Bucksport H.S. (Room 115)
207-469-2129
www.rsu25.maineadulted.org

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

Damariscotta
Central Lincoln County Adult Education, Great Salt Bay Elementary School, 595 Main St. (Room 191)
207-563-2811
www.clc.maineadulted.org

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

Fairfield
Lawrence Adult Education, 4 School St., LHS Annex
207-453-4200 ext 3114
www.msad49.org

Farmington
Franklin County Adult Education, Mount Blue Middle School (Room #4)
207-778-3460
www.fcae.msad9.k12.me.us

Freeport
April 12
Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive
(Community Meeting Room)
207-865-3307
www.freeportlibrary.com/

Gardiner
MSAD 11 Adult Education, Gardiner High School
40 West Hill Rd. (Room 123)
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
10 Libby Hill Road (GNG High School - Room 149)
207-657-2620
www.MSAD15.org

Hampden
April 6
MSAD 22 Adult Education, Hampden Academy, 1 Main Rd. North
207-862-6422
www.rsu22.us/parent-resources/adult-education

Houlton
MSAD 29/70 Adult Education, 18 Military Street
(Room 110)
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 3
Kittery Adult Education, Traip Academy
12 Williams Ave. (Library)
207-439-5896
http://kittery.maineadulted.org/

Milo
Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative
207-564-6525
www.pvaec.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.com/

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 High School, Room 81
207-866-4119
www.rsu26.org/centraloffice/adult-education/

Pittsfield
Maine Federation of Farmers Markets
113 North Lancey Street
207-487-7114
www.mainefarmersmarkets.org

Porter
MSAD 55 Adult & Community Education
FoSML Building, 8 Hancock Avenue, Hiram
207-625-3092
www.sad55.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/

Rockport
Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education, Camden Hills Regional High School, Room 225, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport
207-236-7800 ext 274
fivetowns.maineadulted.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
Sumner Memorial High School, 2456 US Highway 1
Regional School Unit 24
207-422-4794
www.rsu24.maineadulted.org

Thorndike
RSU#3 Adult & Community Education, Mount View High School, 577 Mount View Rd. (Rm. H102)
207-568-3426
rsu3.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

Waldoboro
RSU 40/MSAD 40 Adult Education
Medomak Valley High School, Room 1, 320 Manktown Rd., Waldoboro 207-832-5205
www.msad40.maineadulted.org

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

 


    

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