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Grow Your Own Organic Garden
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?
Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests.
The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
with Niles Krech
This class will teach students how to hand-sharpen handsaws both rip cut and crosscut. Students will learn nomenclature of saws, the types of handsaws that exist and what to look for when deciding to purchase either a new or vintage saw.
There is a $36 materials fee payable to the instructor. This will provide the student with their own tools needed for sharpening any saw, their own practice saw plate to work on in class and take home, plus a set of plans for building a saw sharpening clamp. Students may also bring in their own saws. Class size is limited.
Note: This class will not cover sharpening of the larger crosscut saws used in cutting timber.
Niles Krech owns Kennebec Saws and has hand sharpened hundreds of saws.
with Nyingje Rioux
Please note the cost of this class was incorrect in our winter/spring brochure. The correct price is $169 which includes all food cost.
This is a 6 week program for group Health Coaching. The first class we will review your personal health history privately. This will give the instructor a better understanding of your personal health goals and needs. Each week we will create a meal and discuss food related topics in order to help you make the best decisions when preparing food on your own at home. We will work together in interactive groups. We will cook four out of the six classes. Meals we will prepare include, Black Bean Enchilada Casserole and Chicken Veggie Casserole, along with other meals.
Nyingje Rioux is an Integrative Nutrition health coach.
with Chris Toy
The only thing better than pasta, is your own freshly rolled and cut pasta. Join Chris for this hands-on class and learn the secrets to making fresh pasta at home in just a few minutes! Chris will show you how easy it is to use a handpowered pasta maker to create fettuccine and spaghetti.Then enjoy your pasta with some delicious, simple-to-make sauces. If you have a dusty one sitting at home, feel free to bring it to class!
Chris Toy is a Stonewall Kitchen Cooking Instructor with alifelong interest in cooking with an Asian-Downeast fusion flavor.
Household Cleaning Hacks with Essential Oils
with Katie Deabler
How many chemicals are in your cleaning supplies? Did you know that there are 84,000 industrial chemicals that are used in household cleaners? The truth is many ingredients in the common household cleaning products we’ve grown to trust are harmful to our health. Most people aren’t aware of the hidden dangers these popular cleaning products present to ourselves, our families, and our pets.
In this class, we will learn about the top 10 most dangerous chemicals found in cleaning products and why to avoid them. We will learn DIY recipes on chemical-free cleaning using essential oils and other common ingredients found in the household. Every student will be given free samples of essential oil to try these chem-free cleaners at home!
Katie Deabler has been a wellness advocate for 4 years. She specializes in natural living with the use of essential oils. She makes her own household cleaners, candles, and skincare line from natural ingredients.
Hunter Safety Online Class Jefferson
with Reggie Read
This is a required course for anyone applying for a crossbow hunting license. It covers the history of crossbows, responsibility and ethics, shooting and handling, laws and safety, and special concerns. A test will be administered and certification awarded.
Hunter Safety Online Class Jefferson
with Glenn Riker
The Online Course requires that students complete the knowledge portion of the course online prior to attending the skills and exam sessions (2 classes). The online portion of the course takes approximately 7 hours to complete. Students complete quizzes and an exam as they do the online course and are provided with a voucher to attend the skills and exam sessions upon completion of the online exam.
In the skills and exam sessions students must demonstrate to the instructor that they can safely handle a firearm, participate in activities, bring in a survival kit with appropriate contents and pass a 50 question test with a grade of at least 70%. Students must complete the online course and provide their voucher number to attend the skills and exam sessions. Students must also bring the voucher to the first class. Please visit www.hunter-ed.com/maine to complete the free online portion of the course. Registration and payment are required in advance for skills and exam sessions. Register early!
Intro to Public Speaking
with Clint Collamore
This course is designed to help you become a more effective and confident public speaker. We will demystify the process of writing, practicing, and performing a clear and engaging speech, work through the unique traits of oral versus written communication, and learn how to prepare speeches that are easy to deliver and understand.
Clint Collamore graduated from University of Maine at Augusta with B.S. in Public Administration, Minor in Business Administration, and Certificate in HR Management. He currently serves as Chairman of the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen, a member of the Waldoboro Shellfish Commission, and a member of the Waldoboro Day Committee.