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Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
with Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners
An introduction to the basics of organic gardening, presented by the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA). 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.
Volunteer Driver Training-Friends in Action
with Friends in Action and Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
Friends in Action will lead this volunteer orientation/training that will enable participants to become volunteer drivers who can take people to their cancer treatment appointments. Cancer patients in Hancock County must travel long distances to get to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center in Brewer, the major treatment center in this area. Radiation treatment for cancer is a five day a week regimen that lasts anywhere from four to eight weeks. For those people who do not have access to a vehicle, volunteer driving programs like Friends in Action, Island Connections, and the Road to Recovery program of the American Cancer Society are available. These people living in Hancock County are fortunate to have the help of these organizations to get them to their cancer treatments.
By the end of this session, you will know more about Friends in Action and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, what it takes to get people to and from their cancer appointments, and a little bit more about a cancer diagnosis.