2019 Gardening Workshop Series

All workshops are free and open to the community.  For planning purposes, an RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend.  Call the library for details:  827-3972. 

April 8th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Introduction to Vegetable Gardening
UMaine Professor, Eric Gallandt— Gardening basics: bed prep, fertilizing, direct seeding, transplanting, managing pests, and more.

April 22nd, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
All Things Soil Testing
UMaine Post-Doctoral Researcher, Peyton Ginakes—Why test your soil? How to interpret and use a soil test to amend your soil for optimum results.

May 6th, 5:30 p.m.—Hutchings Nursery
Choosing Nursery Plants
Meeting at Hutchings Greenhouse—Buying Plants at a Nursery.  Choosing healthy plants, what to buy for sunny or shady spots in your garden.

May 20th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Cooperative Extension Offerings
Laurie Bowen—Learn about all the great resources the Cooperative Extension has to offer.

June 3rd, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Managing Pests
Entomologist, Clay Kirby—How to safely manage pests in your garden.

June 17th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library

The Bee Whisperer
Peter Cowin—How to attract honey bees to your garden.  Tips for beginner beekeepers.

July 8th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Lia MacLellan & Emily Carvalho of Terrell House Living and Learning Center
Incorporating permaculture practices in your home garden.

July 22nd, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Companion Planting
Horticultural Pofessional, Kate Garland— Proximity planting for pest control, pollination, maximizing space, and more.

August 5th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Monarch Butterflies
Karen Conlon—Attracting Monarchs and other butterflies to your garden

August 19th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Preserving Your Harvest
Cooperative Extension Educator, Laurie Bowen—How to best preserve the bounty from your garden.

September 2nd, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
All Things Soil Testing
UMaine Post-Doctoral Researcher, Peyton Ginakes—Cover crops and soil quality: preparing your garden for the winter months.

September 16th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
A Harvest Dinner!
Join Chef Daniel Feigl, as he demonstrates how to prepare simple, healthy and flavorful recipes from garden produce.

October 7th, 5:30 p.m.—OTP Library
Growing Microgreens
UMaine students, Michael DuBois & Madison Lawler—Learn about UMaine Greens, a student group working to supply the University of Maine campus with fresh, local, organic greens during the academic year.

Future Workshops - TBA 

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