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Fruit Tree Cultivation Part 2
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Fruit Tree Cultivation Part 2

$15

with CJ Walke

Calendar Mar 9, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Please click here to register: https://ellsworth.maineadulted.org/classes/categories/agriculture-outdoors/?post_type=coursestorm_class&coursestorm_search_term=fruit

In this  workshop, we will focus on organic methods to help gardeners and homesteaders establish and maintain healthy fruit trees for home fruit production. 

In Part 2, we will discuss organic methods of insect and disease management in order to produce quality fruit, as well as how to best manage fruit trees as they get older and larger.  This is a live online course.

 This class is offered by Ellsworth Adult Education: 664-7110.

C. J. Walke has been working for the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association since 2006 and for the past decade, he has focused on providing technical services to farmers and teaching practical skills related to organic tree fruit cultivation.

Chair Yoga Section 2

$59

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Mar 10, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 6 weeks

This morning class practiced in a chair offers mind and body benefits without having to get up and down off the floor or even changing into Yoga clothes. Chair Yoga can be practiced at home or at the office to calm the mind for focus and concentration and warm up the body for an energetic day.

 

Internet Safety

Free

with NDEC Staff

Calendar Mar 10, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Staying safe online is essential in today’s world. This class teaches you how to keep your information and your computers/devices safe.

You do not need to bring your computer to this class.

Functional Wellness: Senior Fitness Section 2

$30

with Michelle Spencer

Calendar Mar 14, 2022 at 9 am, runs for 7 weeks

In this hour-long class, Michelle will support you in improving your strength, flexibility, cognitive, and spiritual health.

Supplies needed: light weights, water bottles, chair, and a computer/tablet/smartphone to attend class via Zoom.

No class 4/18.

Death Cafe Section B

Free

with Hospice of Hancock County

Calendar Mar 15, 2022 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Online Class

Death Café provides an opportunity for people, often unknown to others in the group, to gather (virtually) and examine matters surrounding life and death in a relaxed, open, safe atmosphere. There is no agenda, no objectives or themes. Death Café is not a bereavement or support group, but rather a forum for open discussion. For more information on Death Cafes, please visit deathcafe.com.

Jody Wolford-Tucker has served as the Executive Director of Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County for over 15 years, while Lori Johnson has served as the Patient Care Manager for over four years. Both are comfortable having conversations around Death and Dying and are experienced in facilitating Death Cafés.

Will run

Water in the Landscape: Issues into Opportunities
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Water in the Landscape: Issues into Opportunities

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available

with Trevor Smith, Maine Coast Botanical Gardens

Calendar Mar 16, 2022 at 4 pm, runs for 1 week

OFFERED THROUGH COASTAL MAINE BOTANICAL GARDENS (CMGB):

Online class.

Register with CMBG: https://shop.mainegardens.org/EventPurchase.aspx?dateselected=3/16/2022

Trevor Smith, owner of LandEscapes, is a Green Infrastructure (GI) expert for both residential and commercial properties. In this session, he will discuss how to reenvision a property’s water issues as positive and effective opportunities. Whether there's too little or too much, Trevor will explore problem-solving strategies such as water collection, retention, repurposing, or directing in order to support surrounding habitat.

Cost: $10 member, $15 non-member

 

Fruit Tree Cultivation Part 3: Pruning
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Fruit Tree Cultivation Part 3: Pruning

$15

with CJ Walke

Calendar Mar 20, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week

Please Click Here to register: https://ellsworth.maineadulted.org/classes/categories/agriculture-outdoors/?post_type=coursestorm_class&coursestorm_search_term=fruit

This is a hands-on pruning workshop focusing on the role, priorities and techniques of pruning to maintain healthy fruit trees for home fruit production.  C. J. Walke will demonstrate at a Hancock County site to be determined.  This is an in-person class.  Makeup class, if needed, 03/27/22.

This class is offered by Ellsworth Adult Education: 664-7710.

C. J. Walke has been working for the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association since 2006 and for the past decade, he has focused on providing technical services to farmers and teaching practical skills related to organic tree fruit cultivation.

Safely Creating Online Accounts

Free

with NDEC Staff

Calendar Mar 21, 2022 at 10 am

This one-hour class walks you through the process of creating an online account. We also discuss how to recover your password should you forget it, what the potential issues are for privacy and safety, and how to best navigate those issues.

You do not need to bring any devices to class.





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