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Backyard Chickens


with Marilyn Stanley

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Backyard chicken flocks are gaining popularity and it’s easy to see why.  Besides providing fresh eggs for your family and

fertilizer for your garden, chickens are also a lot of fun.  This class will cover all the basics of caring for your flock, including feed, housing, breed selection, brooding chicks, health care and predator protection. 

Monday, April 22, 6-9 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $16

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Birding: May walkabout at Fort Foster


with Dave Tucker

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 7 am, runs for 1 week

Join Dave at 7 am at the Fort Foster gate. We will comb the fort area for spring migrants, especially warblers and other songbirds.  Tips on identification of warblers, flycatchers, and woodpeckers. Bring to class: binoculars. Meet at the entrance gate of Fort Foster in Kittery.

Saturday, May 18, 7am -9am, 1 session

Course Fee: $12

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Grow Your Own Organic Garden


with MOF GA

Calendar Apr 8, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA)

Learn the basics of soil science: composting, crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics include how to tell the difference between plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. Participants will receive free seeds.

Monday, April 8, 6-9 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $12

Material Fee: $5, paid to MOFGA at class

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How to Grow Garlic in Maine


with Richard Alderette

Calendar Apr 30, 2019 at 7 pm, runs for 1 week

Join us for this very informative session on garlic and garlic growing in Maine. We will begin with an introduction to garlic including the history, medicinal properties, and creative ways to use garlic. Then we will talk about how to plant and harvest garlic, including timing, soil prep, pests, and harvesting tips. Rick is a Master Gardner in Maine and the owner of River Valley Farm, which specialized, in growing garlic. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and the opportunity, if you would like to purchase some locally grown garlic.

Tuesday, April 30, 7-9 p.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $13

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Medicinal Plant Walk


with Kim Fitzgerald

Calendar Jul 21, 2019 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Join us on a nature walk and discover some wonderful plant medicine you can find in your own back yard. Learn to identify certain edible and medicinal plants and how to use them for health and wellness. Kim is a certified aromatherapist and an herbalist.

Bring to class: wear comfortable shoes, bug spray (instructor will have some natural spray on hand), and a notebook/pen.

Class will meet at the entrance gate of Fort Foster, Kittery (please note: there may be an additional entrance fee required to Fort Foster if not a pass holder).

Sunday, July 21, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 1 session

Course Fee: $15

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Sailboat Racing


with Tom Brown

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This course will cover the basics of yacht racing with an emphasis on local PSA Evening and Weekend racing.  The Racing Rules are discussed, as is boat speed, crew assignments, prep, and tactics. Move up in your fleet or simply discover a new way to get out there on your boat! Tom is currently the long standing  Race Committee's Principal Race Officer and brings many  years of experience racing at all levels from Clubs to World Class events.

Tuesday, April 23 - May 14, 6-8 p.m., 4 sessions

Course Fee: $50

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Sailing Fundamentals


with Tom Brown

Calendar Apr 22, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This four evening course will be a discussion on how boats and sails work, tips, sail trim and best practices.  Stories and Topics both past and present are welcome for analysis.  Those new to sailing as well as seasoned sailors will all greatly benefit from this course. Tom Brown is the long running Principal Race Office for Yacht Racing in the Seacoast.  He has over 40 yrs. sailing experience including racing at a very high level, has been a delivery and charter boat Captain, and a partner in a NYC adult sailing school.  He is certified through all levels with the American Sailing Association.  He is currently in management at Great Bay Marine.

Monday, April 22 – May 13, 6-8 p.m., 4 sessions

Course Fee: $50

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US Coast Guard Boating Education Certificate: Boating Skills and Seamanship Part I


with US Coastguard

Calendar Mar 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

NEW Start Date: March 11. Boating Skills and Seamanship, a flagship boater education course, offers something for both the novice and the experienced boater. Not only will participants earn a nationally-recognized certificate that allows them to operate a boat in all states, but many insurance companies will offer certificate holders discounts on boat insurance.  For a complete listing of course contents visit:

Monday, March 11-May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 9 sessions *no class 4/15

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