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Grow Your Own Organic Garden! Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
with Maine Organic Farmers & 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. Makeup class (if needed) 04/15/20.
The Latin Dances - An Appetizer
with David Koenka
Join us for this beginner class for a taste of the Tango, Rumba and Cha-Cha. You will be taught the basics of Latin dancing. Class will move at the speed of the students’ comfort level. Makeup class (if needed) 05/17/20.
Hunter Safety - Archery
with Ernest West
This archery education course will provide students with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. The course covers equipment, personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, map and compass, ethics and landowner rights. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend both classes to receive your certificate. If you choose, you may complete an online component in place of the Monday night session. You must complete and pass the online portion, and bring your printed certificate to the Saturday class. Registration is still required through Adult Ed. Please give us a call for more information. This class is required to be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit.
Please come prepared with a bagged lunch, snacks and drinks for the Saturday session. There is not enough time during the lunch break to leave the premises.
Ernie has been teaching CPR/First Aid courses for more than 20 years as well as outdoor recreation safety courses for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
Fly Fishing - Basic Fly Casting
with Kevin Tracewski
The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a "hands-on" course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done is small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encouraged to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course.
This course will be taught in Orono by Registered Maine Guide Kevin Tracewski (directions will be sent to registered students).
Makeup class (if needed) Saturday 04/25/20.
Hunter Safety - Crossbow
with Ernest West
This course covers personal safety, survival/first aid, hunter responsibility, ethics, map and compass, and landowner rights. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend the full class in order to receive your certificate. This class is required to be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit. This class is held immediately following the Saturday portion of the Archery Hunter Safety course.
Kripalu Yoga for Everyone (Session 3)
with Molly Shields
Yoga is for everyone, no one is too old or too stiff. Molly teaches yoga poses with a focus on individual ability and working toward body alignment. Her goal is to help others realize and enjoy the physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice.
Downeast Picklers! Introduction to Pickleball (Session 3) Cheryl Claibourn
with Chris Cherry
This three-week course will cover the basic rules for playing the sport of pickleball, as well as the use of strategy as a way to win points. Emphasis will be placed on safety when moving on the courts. Pickleball is played with a paddle and wiffle ball, which will be provided for student use.
No additional equipment is needed except for clean athletic shoes (no street shoes are allowed on the courts). The first hour and a half of each session will be for instruction, with the remainder of the course time available for open play. Come prepared to have fun! Makeup class (if needed) 07/06/20.
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