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Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England - 9.16.20

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 16, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

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.

Farming with Native Plants

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Sep 23, 2020 at 6 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 chestnut, Viburnums and dozens more - while he provides a discussion of the ecological implications.

Chaga Facts

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Oct 7, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Chaga is a type of fungus that grows mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates. For centuries, it's been used as a traditional medicine in Northern European and Asian countries, mainly to boost immunity and overall health. In this class we will cover chaga facts, myths, and miscellany. We will explore all aspects of chaga fungus from finding and harvesting it down to the microscopic level of its many uses. This class will be offered remotely.

Birding by Sight, Song & Habitat I
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Birding by Sight, Song & Habitat I

$75

with Gary Roberts

Calendar Nov 9, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Birds are all around us, but can you identify that "little brown job" that just flew by, do you know where it builds its nest, the color of its eggs, what it eats? Join Maine Guide Gary Roberts for a six-week discussion on how to identify common Maine birds and how they are adapted to their habitats and the changing enviornment.

Mushrooms, Edible and Medicinal of New England - 11.18.20

$29

with David Spahr

Calendar Nov 18, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Learn about using wild mushrooms. The various mushrooms are like vegetables. They have different flavors and widely varying textures, colors, moisture content and water absorbency. Hence, the various species respond to cooking processes differently. We will learn about matching mushroom species to cooking techniques. Also discussed will be the appropriate foods and wines to match with wild mushrooms and which species may be mixed together in a recipe.





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