Learn how to cook healthy food on a budget! This free, 6-session cooking class is offered in partnership with Healthy Acadia and Maine SNAP-Ed. The series offers participants an opportunity to learn easy ways to prepare healthy, family-friendly, delicious meals and stretch food dollars. Participants work together to create a meal each week and sample their recipe. Free take-home ingredients will be provided for all participants. This series is designed to engage community members who are experiencing low income, and who want to gain knowledge and skills to eat healthy food on a limited budget. Participants are requested to commit to all six classes in this series. 6 Sessions.
Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetable in a sustainable manner? Join us for a workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We'll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeks, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests. All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques. Materials fee: $5, payable to the instructor at the first class. 3 Sessions.