Come and learn how to construct, set up, and maintain a worm bin to compost kitchen vegetable waste in order to recycle it as plant food. Join Jock Robie as he discusses the harvesting of worm castings and vermicompost for gardening and houseplants as well as “worm tea”! Each student will set up their own worm bin with worms to take home. Couples registering will receive ONE worm bin for their household, not one for each person. Single registrations will receive their one worm bin. All materials and worms are supplied at no extra charge. Jock Robie has over eight years of practical experience designing, building, and using worm bins to compost kitchen waste. He feeds his 40 worm bins close to 35 pounds per week of kitchen scraps. He has also received the 2019 Ecomaine Eco-Excellence Award in the Business Category for leading the charge in reducing landfill waste and increasing recycling in our communities. Visit Jock’s blog at mainelywormbins.blogspot.com for more information about worm composting. Limit 5 worm bins.
Do you want to do everything right for your garden this fall and be able to walk right out and plant your peas with very little muss and fuss next spring? Well, then this class is for you. We will discuss cleaning up the garden, cover crops, soil protection, and planting garlic and fall bulbs. We will also discuss saving the surplus vegetables by canning, freezing, drying, or using a root cellar. There will be an extensive bibliography of both print and Internet resources to help make the whole job easier-and makes for GREAT reading. Limit 20 students.
Are you interested in learning how to grow garlic? Join us for this Zoom workshop on growing garlic successfully and with the least fuss. We will discuss garden preparation and planting, good growing techniques, weed control AND basic troubleshooting. We will also include recipes for using all the parts of the plant. Great for first timers and more experienced gardeners. A starter package of 10 garlic cloves will be provided. This year we will take orders for garlic. At the time of registration, please email email@example.com to let us know if you would like to order and how much - $9 for a half pound and $16 for a full pound. You will be notified when your garlic has arrived at Messalonskee High School for you to pick up. You will also receive an information sheet attached to your online registration receipt. Limit 20 students.
Join us for a bike maintenance workshop for Teens and Adults. Are you curious about bicycle mechanics? Would you like to maintain your bike better, or do those overdue repairs yourself? Would you like to be better prepared to fix those “on-the-road” breakdowns? Bring your bike and tool kit, if you have one. A parent or guardian must accompany students 13-16. Limit 18 students.