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MOFGA’s Grow Your Own Organic Garden
Always popular! Learn to grow your own vegetables in an organic and sustainable manner: Cover basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Learn the the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Also included: how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies, and cultural methods for dealing with pests. Instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. Head home with workshop handouts and some seeds to get started. All welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.
Wed, 4/8/2020, 5:00 to 8:00 pm, $5, plus separate $5 material fee at class
Instructor: tbd from Maine Organic Gardeners and Farmers Association
Wildlife and Nightlife of Scarborough's Eastern Trail
with Noah Perlut, PhD
Hidden cameras reveal much! Join Professor Perlut as he shares fascinating remote video of nightlife and wildlife activity taken along a 1.6 mile portion of Scarborough‘s Eastern Trail. This is part of UNE’s multi-year “Gap Tracks Study” focusing on a part of the trail scheduled to be connected. Excellent opportunity for families to witness real-time footage of wildlife in their natural habitat and learn how environmental factors influence animal behavior. An engaging presentation not to be missed, presented as one in a series of lectures by The Friends of Scarborough Marsh; see scarboroughmarsh.org
Tues, 4/28/2020, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, Scarborough High School's All Purpose Room
FREE, no registration required, just come join us!
Lecturer: Noah Perlut, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor, UNE Dept. of Environmental Studies