Do you want to make the most of your yard and gardens? Then this field-based class is for you! 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. $10 for materials (handouts) to be paid to the instructor. Approximately 8 weeks total, with some meetings at gardens on weekdays and some on weekends. The final meeting will be at the instructor's nursery in Washington. Read more about Sharon here.
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.
Wondering what to do with your Commonly Supported Agriculture? Have too much of something in your garden this week? Then this class is for you! Both CSA Shares (a type of local produce "subscription") and your own garden can give you surprises each week. We will cover different cooking techniques for various vegetables plus discuss ways to preserve your share for later use.