In this three part mini course you will learn the basics of permaculture through its twelve guiding principals, how you can create a sustainable perennial food bearing landscape while working with nature, and the benefits of permaculture practices to individuals and the planet. A $15 material fee is payable to the instructor the first night of class. Limit 15 students. Storm date of Mar. 19.
This beginner bee-keeping course will educate those interested in getting involved with BEES. Some of the discussion will be about assembling bee equipment, installing a nuc, controlling swarming, and dealing with varroa mites. Other topics will be how and when to harvest HONEY, split hives, and winterize the bees. A $50 material fee is payable to the instructor at the start of class. This fee covers the cost of the book and membership for one year to the Somerset Bee Keepers Club. Assignment of a mentor will be available. Limit 25 students.
Be ready for Turkey season or get your hunting card ahead of the fall rush. Offered by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and covers the proper handling of firearms, hunter responsibilities, landowner relations, ethics, map and compass reading, first aid, and survival. There will be homework and you must attend all class time and pass the test in order to get your card. A parent or guardian must accompany students ages 10-17. Please bring a notebook, pen or pencil, and backpack or shopping bag for your study materials. Pre-registration is a must. Limit 40 students.
Tuesday, 5:45-9:00 p.m., Mar. 10 & Sunday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mar. 22 (2 sessions)