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Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education



Gardening

in Personal Enrichment

David Spahr Bundle

$75

with David Spahr

Calendar Mar 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author and edible wild plant guru David Spahr for this semester’s full slate of edible plant classes and save on the single class prices. Take all three of his one-night classes and pay only $75 - a savings of $12! Sign up here to get this special deal. Please note that there are two dates available for the mushroom class, 3/10 and 4/7, you will need to call or email us with the date you want. Also note that Foraging is a daytime class, not at 6:30-8:30 pm.

Starting a Garden from Scratch

$39

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

Planning and preparation are essential to the creation of productive, efficient and beautiful vegetable and perennial gardens. The instructor will address the topics of garden design, plant varieties, seed starting, mulching, composting and fertilizing. Organic and “low-till” practices and the inclusion of plants attractive to birds, bees, butterflies and other beneficials will be emphasized. This class will include a visit to the instructor's nursery in Washington. A materials fee of $10 to be paid to instructor in the first class. Read more about Sharon here.

Design Your Maine Landscape

$139

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Apr 8, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Do you want to make the most of your yard and gardens? Then this field-based class is for you! 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 mandatory, students will receive information and subsequent garden visits will be planned for all participants - this will be the only meeting held at CHRHS. Dates and times of subsequent meetings will be determined that evening. $10 for materials (handouts) to be paid to the instructor. Approximately 8 weeks total, with some meetings at gardens on weekdays and some on weekends. The final meeting will be at the instructor's nursery in Washington. Read more about Sharon here.

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Farming With Natives

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar May 19, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class is about how you can grow and harvest edible native plants. David has been farming his land (and a nearby public plot) in Washington, Maine for many years, and his PowerPoint will show the native plants he farms with – such as wild highbush blueberries, American and beach plums, nut trees including American chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Foraging for Wild Edibles and Mushrooms

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar May 30, 2020 at 10 am, runs for 1 week
Learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and fungi. We will be examining commonly found "spring things" including nutritious greens, their uses, and their niche in the local ecology. Class will meet near the windmill behind school.

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What to do with Your Produce Bounty or CSA Share

$39

with Jeff Space

Calendar Jul 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Wondering what to do with your Commonly Supported Agriculture? Have too much of something in your garden this week? Then this class is for you! Both CSA Shares (a type of local produce "subscription") and your own garden can give you surprises each week. We will cover different cooking techniques for various vegetables plus discuss ways to preserve your share for later use.





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