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Exercise & Outdoor Fun
with Marilyn and Rick Stanley
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 23, 6-9 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $15
Boating Skills and Seamanship II
with US Coastguard
If there is sufficient student interest a more in-depth class will be offered. Prerequisite: Completion of previous class.
Tuesday, May 15- June 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 5 sessions
Course Fee: $40
with Thomas Berger
Over the last several years Thomas has developed an interest and knowledge about insect gardening (pollinators, butterfly larval host plants, etc.) and would love to share that knowledge. This presentation includes slides and videos, and will be of most interest to people who enjoy gardening, the environment, hobby entomologists and birders. Session one will focus on the plight of insects and an overview of the most important groups and their role in the environment. Session two will focus on two important groups, the Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths) and the Bees, and how we can support these in gardens or restoration projects. All ages welcome (children 8 and over with a parent or guardian). Thomas is the owner of Green Art in Kittery, Maine.
Tuesday, May 8 & 15, 7-8 p.m., 2 sessions
Course Fee: $14
with Anne Masury
This two-part lecture will get you ready to garden. Part I: Starting seeds in a greenhouse space, learn about lights, soil, seed sources, and about the Traip Greenhouse and Garden Program. Part II: Planting out your seedlings, early crops for outdoors, spring garden activities.
Thursday, March 8 & May 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 2 Sessions
Course Fee: $8
Grow Your Own Organic Garden
with MOF GA
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.
Thursday, April 12, 6-9 p.m., 1 Session
Course Fee: $10
Material Fee: $5, paid to MOFGA at class
Guided Tour of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail -
with JerriAnne Boggis
With tour guide, JerriAnne Boggis you will visit local wharves and auction sites related to the Atlantic Slave Trade, where a captive could be exchanged for “cash or good lumber” to serve in the master’s house or work on the docks or on a ship. You will also tour a selection of sites where early black residents lived, worked , prayed and are buried. You will learn of their stories and how they shaped the community.
Saturday, April 28, 2-3:30 p.m., 1 Session
Course Fee: $22
Marine Research at the UNH Marine Lab
with Jason Goldstein
Located on the picturesque mouth of the Piscataqua River in NewCastle, NH the UNH Marine Lab Center supports a variety of marine-related projects and ongoing research as part of its mission for the Seacoast and the Gulf of Maine. Embark on a walking tour of the Marine Lab and it's current research projects being carried out by UNH Faculty, students, and associated scientists. Learn about lobster mating, jonah crab growth, see lumpfish and other marine creatures along the way. Bring your favorite marine biology questions for an interactive tour and discussion. Please meet at the Public Parking lot at the UNH Judd Gregg Marine Research Center.
Tuesday, May 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 1 Session
Course Fee: $12
Organic Lawn Care
with John Bochert
John, an organic lawn and garden specialist at Eldredge Lumber and Hardware, will share his 27 plus years of knowledge in lawn and garden care.
Tuesday, March 20, 7-8 p.m., 1 session
Course Fee: $5