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Restorative Yoga


with Sue McKay

Calendar Sep 14, 2023 at 7 pm

Restorative yoga, also called gentle yoga, is a style of yoga designed to relax, restore, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. In a restorative yoga class, you will find mellow movements, long-held postures often supported with props such as blankets and blocks, and a general atmosphere of ease and calm. Poses may be held anywhere from two to 20 minutes. The intention of a restorative yoga class is to create the conditions for calm so as to allow students to drop into a state of deep relaxation and stillness. This intentionally calming environment is in stark contrast to the busyness of modern life and can provide a safe place of respite and refuge. This class is suitable for all levels and all (adult) ages of Yoga practitioners. Basic items needed for this class include a Yoga mat, a Yoga strap (a belt or tie will work), a Yoga block or bolster (firm pillow). We also recommend bringing a small blanket (not required) and wearing comfortable, layered clothing. Please bring these with you to each class as they will not be provided by the instructor.

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Gardening: Understanding Your Growing Areas


with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar Feb 28, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you having trouble growing certain plants, fruit shrubs or trees? Understanding the needs of what you wish to grow and the conditions which exist in your gardens will help you in placing the right plant in the right spot. In this class we will talk about soil, sun, water flow conditions and steps you can take for a more productive gardening season. Open to all skill levels.

Gardening: Seed Starting


with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar Mar 6, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

In this class you will participate in a hands-on activity: seed starting! Learn about the different types of seed starting media and the different heat and seed starting timing requirements for our Maine gardens. The instructor will also demonstrate various ways of propagating plants (division, cuttings, etc.). Bring garden gloves for the hands-on lesson. Open to all skill levels.

Gardening: Eat It! Use It! Dye It!


with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Our native plants are wonderful for wildlife including pollinators, songbirds, mammals, and the environment. But, did you also know that native plants have been used for millennia as food, medicine, and natural dyes (among other uses). Learn about the many ways in which we can enjoy native plants. The class will include handouts, and classroom demonstrations on the topic. Open to all skill levels.

Script Your Family's Future


with John Byrne

Calendar Mar 20, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Do you know where your assets will go when you die? If not, our Preparing Your Estate Plan presentation will help familiarize you with the basic steps of planning for your estate, including the function of a will and the different types of trusts. An estate-planning attorney, Kristy Hapworth of Rudman Winchell, will be presenting at this event.

Understanding Your Dreams


with Mac Herrling

Calendar Mar 26, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 6 weeks

This class will explore how to remember your dreams by using a dream journal. Understand and try to experience Lucid Dreaming. Learn how to interpret our dreams and stop nightmares. We’ll explore your subconscious and REM sleep and how to tap into them to improve your mind and spirit.

Gardening: Learn to Garden No Matter the Space


with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar Apr 3, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

You can garden whether you have 50 acres, 5 feet of space or a window box! In this class you will learn about square foot gardening, container gardening, building a raised bed and which plants, veggies, herbs and fruits do well in large or confined spaces. The instructor will demonstrate how to build a simple 4’x4’ raised garden bed. Open to all skill levels.

Gardening: Your Sustainable Garden


with Ivonne Vazquez

Calendar Apr 10, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

What does a sustainable garden mean to you? There are many ways in which we can steward our growing areas to increase and/or become more sustainable. Learn about: using native plants for wildlife and to increase the yields of certain crops; using water catchment in a variety of ways; making your garden a closed loop system where you conserve resources, materials, space, and plants. Producing a self-sustaining and sustainable garden. Open to all skill levels.

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