The basics of eating organically will be discussed as well as what a GMO is, the importance of eating seasonally, and what raw food is.
This class is designed to stimulate the interest in and answer the questions of those interested in starting beekeeping as a hobby, to learn pollinate their crops or generally learn more about honey bee husbandry. It covers what is needed, where to locate beehives, where to by them, what is costs, harvesting your own honey and how to care for bees so they survive the winter.
March 10 & 17
Native plants offer very important food and shelter resources for wildlife, birds and beneficial insects. They play an especially important role in our ecosystem as more and more of our wild spaces are being developed. Learn how home landscapes can enhance biodiversity and gather some ideas for natives that will beautify and even address some challenging landscape situations. Min class size 8.
Prospective and beginning small-scale poultry egg producers or broiler keepers will gain a general understanding of what it takes to have poultry in their backyard. Poultry breeds, housing, health, and nutrition for small-scale egg producers and meat birds will be discussed. Results of research on the nutritional value of pasture raising different breeds of broiler chickens that was conducted at the UMaine J. Witter Teaching and Research Center will also be covered.
$5 class fee with $20 optional course book “Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens.