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Nature

in Personal Enrichment

Nature Writing Through Personal Essay

$75

with Laurie Murray

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

Does the writing of E.B. White or Henry David Thoreau provide you with a sense that you have just meandered your way through a meadow at a saltwater farm or sauntered slowly amidst balsam fir and spruce in the North Woods? If so, this class is for you. In the first few weeks we will learn about the genre by examining the writings of well-known nature writers, discuss how to establish place, and acquire observational skills when in the natural world, all while writing our own short nature essays. Next, we will discover ways to use sensory details and description, to research facts to support our stories, and to unveil fresh and exciting metaphors to include in our work. Each week there will be time for each student to share their work for an uplifting and lively critique.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England 4.7.20

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Apr 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week
This class will feature easy-to-understand information on finding, collecting, identifying, and preparing the safer and more common edible and medicinal mushroom species of New England and Eastern Canada. Whether you are a cook, forager, herbalist, or restaurateur 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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Farming With Natives
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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
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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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