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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.
What About the Photos?
with Ann Sargent
Now that photos are digital no one prints them out anymore. Learn the very basics about how to transfer photos from your camera or phone to your computer, how to access them on your computer and send them to friends and family and/or to be printed. All computers and devices are different, so this workshop will share the general processes. Basic computer skills, including hardware and software basics as well as email are required for this workshop. At the first session you’ll learn what hardware, if any, you should bring to the second session if you want to do some hands on work (computer, camera or other photo device, connecting cords, and thumb drive are all helpful). No class 04/24/20; makeup class (if needed) 05/08/20.
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.
with Gilda Garcia
This course is intended for people who already know the basics of the Spanish language, and will focus on grammar, practice of casual conversations, traditions and Spanish culture. A great option for people wishing to travel to Spanish speaking countries. The book will be the same used in the basic course. A quick review of the basic course will also be included. No class 04/21/20 or 05/12/20; makeup class (if needed) 06/16/20.
Maine Driving Dynamics (Session 2)
with Donald Saunders
A Bureau of Highway Safety course aimed at improving a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. The five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. The course format engages participants with a mixture of lectures, videos, and class discussion and participation. Upon completion, students will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Some insurance companies give discounts after completing this course, so check with your company for details. Makeup class, if needed, 05/12/20.
Fee: Under age 65 - $50.00; age 65 and over - $35.00. To receive the discount, please register directly with Ellsworth Adult Education at 664-7110.