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Dahlias - From Cultivation to Winter Storage

$25

with Phil Clark & Sarah Duggan

Calendar Sep 27, 2021 at 10 am

This course on dahlia care will be held at Endless Summer Flower Farm at the height of dahlia season, where visitors will tour the garden's 4830 dahlia plants. After the instructional tour, Phil and Sarah will give a demonstration on how to dig, wash, and divide dahlia tubers for winter storage, and preparation for next year’s planting. Note, there are no bathroom facilities available at the farm.

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Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 10.19.21

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm

This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparting the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New Egland and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restauranteur, you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

Calendula Salve and Lip Balm

$35

with Jacinda Martinez

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 5:30 pm

You will make calendula salve and a calendula lip balm in this fun class. Jacinda will teach you all about calendula and why the calming and anti-inflammatory properties of this beautiful plant make this salve excellent for healing skin. Participants will leave with one 2 oz. tin of salve, 2 tubes of lip balm and some calendula seeds to get you started for next season.

Farming with Native Plants

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Nov 9, 2021 at 6:30 pm

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 chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 11.16.21

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Nov 16, 2021 at 6:30 pm

This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparting the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New Egland and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restauranteur, you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.

Passive House Design 101: A Crash Course

Free

with Erik Durbas

Calendar Jan 11, 2022 at 5 pm

Are you curious about better energy efficiency in homes? In this talk, Erik will discuss the high-performance methods of building that we must adopt in order to secure our energy future. He will review the six tenets of the German Passivhaus standard and explain how they far exceed the current building code standards for new residential construction and the renovation of existing homes. Materials and methods will be discussed along with the economics of why building better, legacy structures should be considered for every home construction project. Erik will also touch on related topics such as Passivhaus approved high-efficiency components such as windows, heating and cooling systems, insulation products and some basic building science topics.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 1.11.22

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Jan 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm

This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparting the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New Egland and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restauranteur, you will enjoy this class. The book "Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms of New England and Eastern Canada" will be available for purchase in class for $21.





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