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Browntail Moth

$20

with Bob Emmons

Calendar Next session starts Nov 5, 2018 at 6 pm

The browntail moth is a serious problem in parts of southern and central Maine and is currently extending its range. The moth poses two threats: its larval form, a caterpillar, is damaging to a number of tree species; and the toxic hairs covering the caterpillar cause a rash when people come into contact with them. Contact is most common when the hairs are shed from the caterpillar and become airborne. They can remain toxic for up to three years. The rash and discomfort they cause is often described as “being worse than poison ivy”. The instructor will discuss the identification, life cycle, and habits of the browntail moth as well as both non-chemical and chemical control methods. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 11/5 CHRHS Rm 225 Bob Emmons was Professor of Plant Science at the State University of New York, Cobleskill, for 31 years. His major teaching areas were entomology, plant pathology, and integrated pest management. He is author of a college textbook on grasses for which he is paid a disappointing amount of money in royalties each year. He has written for Horticulture magazine and The New York Times garden section.

Declutter Your Home and Free Up Time

$25

with Diane Smith

Calendar Next session starts Oct 25, 2018 at 6 pm, runs for 3 weeks

With the holidays soon upon us, do you dream of your home being a calm and joyful place rather than one with flat surfaces covered with stuff and the feeling of overwhelm? Whether you enjoy many or few possessions, learn tips from a professional home organizer on how to create more time for what is important by bringing order and simplicity to your home. Life is easier when your space is stress free and things you need are found with ease. Learn techniques for successful decluttering, and come prepared to laugh, and to share your own challenges and success stories. Registration $25. 3 weeks 6:00-8:00 p.m. Begins Thurs 10/25 CHRHS Rm 224 Diane Smith, owner of A Simple Life Awaits You…Organizing Your Home, has been inspiring clients through confidential, gentle coaching since 2006. She has enjoyed teaching adult ed. classes for over fifteen years and draws her insights from years as a nonprofit administrator, host of a T.V. series on quiltmaking, and her own personal decluttering journey.

Design Your Garden and Jumpstart Spring

$85

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Next session starts Sep 25, 2018 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! 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 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. 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 9/25 ONLY. Begins Tues 9/25 CHRHS Rm 210 Sharon Turner owns Crystal Lake Farm in Washington, ME. She specializes in open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings, native perennials, shrubs and trees, and cut flowers. She grows for Fedco Trees and Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District. She also teaches MOFGA's Grow Your Own Organic Garden class.

Growing Garlic and Extending the Gardening Season

$30

with Sharon Turner

Calendar Next session starts Oct 2, 2018 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 Tues 10/2 CHRHS Rm 210 Sharon Turner owns Crystal Lake Farm in Washington, ME. She specializes in open-pollinated vegetable and flower seedlings, native perennials, shrubs and trees, and cut flowers. She grows for Fedco Trees and Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District. She also teaches MOFGA's Grow Your Own Organic Garden class.

Ticks and How to Avoid Them

$20

with Bob Emmons

Calendar Next session starts Oct 22, 2018 at 6 pm

Deer ticks (black-legged ticks) are a major threat to the health and sanity of midcoast residents. Incidences of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are becoming more and more prevalent. The instructor will discuss factors that affect tick populations, their life history, and other information that will help participants in their struggle to enjoy the outdoors without becoming tick hosts. Emphasis will be on avoidance techniques. And tick myths will be exposed. No, they don't come back for revenge after being flushed down the toilet. Registration $20. 1 night 6:00-8:00 p.m. Class Mon 10/22 CHRHS Rm 225 Bob Emmons was Professor of Plant Science at the State University of New York, Cobleskill, for 31 years. His major teaching areas were entomology, plant pathology, and integrated pest management. He is author of a college textbook on grasses for which he is paid a disappointing amount of money in royalties each year. He has written for Horticulture magazine and The New York Times garden section.





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