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Houseplant First Aid & Propagation

$15

with Raychell Libby

Calendar Feb 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Take home a new baby plant. Houseplants purify the air, regulate humidity, even reduce stress levels, and enhance mood. They add natural beauty, wonder and joy to our lives. Cover basic needs: light, soil, water, nutrients and protection from pests. Overview typical problems and solutions, with attendees encouraged to bring a photo of, or their actual challenged plant, for advice on care. Explore best bet varieties for various light levels, easiest care, air purification, and gift-giving. Learn basic propagation techniques, then get hands on, try it yourself, and take home your very own propagated baby plant. On behalf of Broadway Gardens, one lucky student will also take home their very own houseplant! Bring transport box with cold protection/wrap for any plants you bring in or take home. Raychell is a horticulturist, landscaper and owner of Fervor Farm in Hollis. She’s been dubbed, “the house plant lady” at Broadway Gardens where she’s been sharing her passion for plants and gardening for 10 years. 

Tues, 2/11/2019, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, $15 

Instructor: Raychell Libby

Intro to the Healing Power of Sound

$15

with Andrea Wenger, MAHA

Calendar Feb 12, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Nourish your whole self! Sound and music can provide a healing bridge to greater wellbeing, to shedding what no longer serves you, and revealing the deeper, more powerful aspects of who you really are. Explore ways sound has been used for healing since ancient times, and how modern sciences are rediscovering its benefits. History, principles, and current science will be discussed. You’ll then experience first-hand, the effects of drumming, rattle, bells, singing bowls, vocal toning and more on your body, mind and emotions. Use lessons learned, to apply soothing sound practices to your everyday life. Andrea is a Sound Healer and Reiki Master with a graduate degree in Applied Healing Arts. She works with the alchemy of sound, voice, Reiki, and consciousness to create a sacred space for deep healing and integration of mind, body and soul. See: andreawenger.com

Wed, 2/12/2020, 6:00 to 8:00pm, $15

Instructor: Andrea Wenger, MAHA

Indoor Seed Starting and Garden Planning

$15

with Raychell Libby

Calendar Feb 25, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Start your own veges, flowers, and herbs indoors. Jumpstart your spring garden. Learn about basic supplies: best varieties, containers, seed starting mediums, and fertilizers. Planning ahead for your spring garden, when to start indoor seeds, planting depths, lighting and warmth, watering and fertilizer, transplanting and hardening off, and common mistakes to avoid. Take home a seed packet and Broadway Gardens coupon. 

Raychell is a horticulturist, landscaper and owner of Fervor Farm in Hollis. She’s been dubbed, “the house plant lady” at Broadway Gardens where she’s been sharing her passion for plants and gardening for 10 years. 

Tues, 2/25/2020, 6:00 to 8:00pm, $15

Instructor: Raychell Libby

Healing Sound Immersion

$15

with Andrea Wenger, MAHA

Calendar Feb 26, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Take a deeper journey! Melt into a soothing and healing experience with sounds that calm your mind, release anxiety, and restore harmony to your whole being. Learn how to clear and balance your energy centers (chakras) with your own voice. Then get comfy for an extended immersion experience of soothing crystal singing bowls, chimes, bell tones, Andrea’s angelic voice and more. Many find this meditation relaxing, rejuvenating, and even transporting to a deeper place of peace and awareness that can be hard to access otherwise. Bring: water bottle, thick yoga/camping mat or reclining lawn chair, blankets, pillow, etc., as desired to keep you warm, supported, and comfy while sitting, then lying down for about an hour (or fully sitting in a chair is an option). 

Andrea is a Sound Healer and Reiki Master with a graduate degree in Applied Healing Arts. She works with the alchemy of sound, voice, Reiki, and consciousness to create a sacred space for deep healing and integration of mind, body and soul. See: andreawenger.com

Wed, 2/26/2020, 6:00 to 8:00pm, $15

Instructor: Andrea Wenger, MAHA

You may also be interested in taking this class first (optional):

See: Intro to the Healing Power of Sound, Wed 2/12/2020, 6-8pm, $15

Backyard Chickens

$25

with Raychell Libby

Calendar Mar 11, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Fresh eggs, tick protection, garden compost, educational interaction for your kids, entertainment, and more! Chickens are relatively low maintenance, require care that even kids can provide, and offer tangible rewards on many levels. Learn what it takes to raise happy hens in suburban spaces, including: benefits and drawbacks, raising baby chicks, best breeds and personalities for your family, hen house and yard set up, moveable “chicken tractors”, nutrition, health, garden and yard interactions, winter care, cycle of life, and additional supports and resources. Meet one of Raychell’s chickens in person! Bring your questions, get straight answers, leave with a sense of what’s actually involved in raising a few hens of your own. Two lucky participants will take home a dozen fresh eggs! Raychell is a horticulturist, landscaper, and primary owner of Fervor Farm in Hollis; they provide locally-bred and processed heritage meats, eggs and other farm products, and also host a variety of homesteading and farming classes for the public.

Wed, 3/11/2020 • 6:00 to 8:00 pm $25 • Instructor: Raychell Libby

Longer-term Emergency  Preparedness: Are You Ready?
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Longer-term Emergency Preparedness: Are You Ready?

Free
Calendar Mar 17, 2020 at 6:30 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you, your family, and pets prepared for a long-term power outage, the impacts of a severe snow or ice storm, major hurricane, flooding, or other extended emergency?

One or two days without electricity and heat may be manageable, but what about extended periods and/or if you need to evacuate to a shelter? Learn greater self-sufficiency for the days after an extended and/or area-wide emergency. Topics include: assembling an emergency preparedness kit; creating a family emergency and communication plan; overviewing issues related to food, water, lighting, heat, health and hygiene; prevention and mitigation strategies you can do at home to protect household members, valuables and important documents; and info on community resources and shelters. Class located in a designated shelter space to facilitate questions about how to prepare your family and pets for a shelter stay, should that become necessary. Presented as a collaboration of the Scarborough Fire Department, Scarborough Public Library, and Scarborough Adult Learning Center.

Tues, 3/17/2020, 6:30 to 8:00 pm, Scarborough High School cafeteria 

FREE, no registration required

Facilitators: Scarborough Fire Chief and EMA Director Michael Thurlow,  

and Nancy Crowell, Director of Scarborough Public Library

Stress and Gut Health

$15

with Stepanie Walsh, MNT, CEPC, CPT

Calendar Mar 24, 2020 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Explore the gut-stress connection in this popular class! Stress can negatively affect your gut, brain and overall health.  Additionally, what you eat can either support or compromise your mood and brain activity. In this workshop learn about the gut-brain connection, how stress and depression or anxiety effect your gut health, and what foods or supplements are vital for optimal gut and brain health.  

Tues, 3/24/2020, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, $15

Instructor: Stephanie Walsh

 

Beautiful You Color Analysis

$25

with Candace Sanborn

Calendar Mar 31, 2020 at 5:30 pm, runs for 1 week

What colors capture the best in you? Have you ever noticed when you’re wearing certain colors, people compliment you on how good you look? Learn to replicate that in all of your clothes by dressing for your eye, hair and skin coloring as well as for your face shape. Students will be draped in shades of different colors to demonstrate how choosing the right and wrong shades impacts their appearance. Students will explore cool vs. warm tones, determine their face shape, and uncover the most flattering glasses, hairstyles and necklines for their features. 

Candace is owner of Radiant Image, and has 30 years of branding and marketing experience working with a variety of organizations throughout northern New England. Her mission is to boost women’s self-confidence by helping them feel great about their appearance and their ability to connect effectively with others.

Tues, 3/31/2020, 5:30 to 8:30 pm, $25

Instructor: Candace Sanborn





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