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Beekeeping Intro

$20

with Peter Lammert

Calendar Oct 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Come to this course if you want to learn how to keep honey bees. The instructor will go over the equipment required, where you can get honey bees and how to start your hive, what and when you feed the hive, insect/disease problems and checking for mites, harvesting honey, and wrapping the hive for winter. Registration $20. 1 night 6:30-8:30 p.m. Class Wed 10/4 CHRHS Rm 235 Peter Lammert was named Maine Beekeeper of the year in 2016. He is part of the teaching cadre of the Knox-Lincoln Counties Beekeepers who teach a 6 week beekeeping course starting the beginning of March every year. He is a thirteenth-year beekeeper in Thomaston where he is continually taking lessons from his bees.

 

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Clay Garden Planters and Garden Sculpture

$95

with Randy Fein

Calendar Nov 1, 2017 at 5:30 pm, runs for 7 weeks

NEW DATES AND LOCATION CHANGE

Join Randy in her Camden studio and learn how to create one-of-a-kind sculptural planters and garden sculpture. Our inspiration will be sparked by viewing ancient and contemporary garden planters and outdoor sculpture from all over the world. We will explore the use of animal, floral and figurative themes in making unique work. Randy's expertise in clay and her individualized teaching style will make your experience fun and easy. She will share her secrets in clay hand-building techniques and help you construct remarkable ornamental planters and sculpture for your garden. A microwave and refrigerator are available in the studio to heat food or cool beverages. Cost for materials includes 10 pounds of clay and all glazes and kiln firing. Students may purchase additional clay. Limited to 6. Registration $95, plus $45 materials fee payable to instructor. 7 weeks 5:30-8:30 p.m. Begins Wed 11/1 CHRHS Rm 3D Art Randy Fein is an experienced ceramic potter/sculptor whose work is in international public and private collections. She has studied and taught ceramics for more than 30 years at a number of schools including Unity College, Haystack Mountain School for the Arts, and Babson College. You can view her work at www.randyfein.com.

 

Growing Garlic and Extending the Gardening Season

$30

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Oct 4, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Maine has a short growing season – traditionally four months more or less. There are, however, many ways to lengthen that short season and have good wholesome food available through the fall, winter, and early spring. In this class we will explore everything from old-fashioned cold frames and hot caps to the latest in low and high tunnels and coverings. Seed starting, winter vegetable storage and fall garlic planting will be addressed. Organic practices will be emphasized. Garlic to plant this fall for harvest next summer will be available for purchase. Registration $30 plus $10 for materials (handouts) to be paid to instructor. 3 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Wed 10/4 CHRHS Rm 225 Sharon Turner is a certified Master Gardener Volunteer, consultant, educator and designer. She grows for Fedco Trees and teaches for MOFGA. At her nursery in Washington she specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings and native perennials, shrubs and trees.

 

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Planning the Garden and Jumpstarting Spring

$85

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Sep 27, 2017 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Have you always wanted to develop a plan to make the most of your yard and gardens? Then this field-based class is for you. Fall is an excellent time to assess your landscape, plant trees, shrubs and perennials, and prepare the ground for spring. After the first meeting classes will meet at each participant’s property where individualized, site-specific options will be explored. Organic practices will be emphasized as will the incorporation of native plants, especially those important for birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials. Please give us your physical address when registering. The first night is for information and planning for all participants, dates and times of subsequent meetings will be determined by participants. Registration $85 plus $10 for materials (handouts) to be paid to instructor. Approximately 8 weeks total, with some meetings at gardens on weekdays and some on weekends. Class meets 6:00-8:00 p.m. on 9/27 ONLY. Begins Wed 9/27 CHRHS Rm 225 Sharon Turner is a certified Master Gardener Volunteer, consultant, educator and designer. She grows for Fedco Trees and teaches for MOFGA. At her nursery in Washington she specializes in heirloom and open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings and native perennials, shrubs and trees.

 

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