Landscape for Life
Thursday evenings May 28, June 4, 11 & 18, 2020
6:00 – 8:00PM
Southern Maine Community College, South Portland Campus
$110/person (includes Doug Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature Home)
Every home landscape has the potential to help clean air and water, reduce flooding, and combat climate change. Yet conventional gardening practices too often work against nature, damaging the environment’s ability to provide these natural benefits. In this four-week class you will learn how to attract beneficial insects and birds, eliminate water problems, build healthy soil, reduce maintenance time in your garden, and save money.
Earth Day Celebration – CANCELED
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm
342 Laudholm Road, Wells
10:00AM – 1:00PM
Gardening in Small Spaces
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Freeport High School
30 Holbrook Street, Freeport
6:00 – 8:00PM
Do you love to garden but think your space is too small? Don’t let limited outdoor space prevent you from using your green thumb! Yes, small garden spaces can present challenges, but a combination of advance planning, clever design techniques, creative thinking, appropriate plant selection, and basic gardening know-how can help you make every inch count. Don’t miss this opportunity to make the most of your space. Register here.
Native Plants for Winged Companions
Saturdays, May 16 & 30, 2020
9:30 -11:00 AM
Hosted by Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens
The two online sessions will include a virtual field study onsite at both the Gardens and a local nursery to discuss plant selection for year-round habitat. Online classes will be presented through Zoom. You’ll receive a separate email detailing instructions for joining the class as the date approaches. Our online classes are designed to be interactive and engaging, featuring live content from our Gardens.
While gardens delight gardeners, visitors, and passersby, they also provide important habitats for our winged companions—the birds, bees, butterflies, and more whose activity brings a landscape to life. Native plants provide the best enticement for seasonal and year-round wildlife residents. Whether you have a small urban space or several acres, discover and learn about the native plants providing food, water, nesting sites, and shelter for our winged companions. Register here.
Gardening for Mindfulness
Wednesday evenings May 20, 27 & June 3, 2020
6:00 – 8:00PM
Gorham Middle School
106 Weeks Road, Gorham
Gardening and mindfulness connect us to the natural world around us, which can bring us pleasure and peace. This three-week class will focus on: What is Mindfulness, Designing a Mindful Garden and Mindful Gardening Practice.