2018-03-05 / Local

‘Eat Our Yards’ lecture series in Brunswick kicks off Tuesday at Curtis Memorial Library

The Times Record


The Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick will host a series of afternoon and evening lectures on gardening. These programs are free and open to the public.

The series is as follows:

• Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 - 8 p.m. “Edible Insects.” Insects are a diverse and valuable source of green protein. Entosense will share how they make bugs tasty for humans, and how to diversify your diet. Come learn how to thriftily green your pet’s protein sources.

• Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 - 8 p.m. “Mushrooms at Home.” Mike McNally, mushroom enthusiast and member of the Maine Mycological Association, will be speaking about the many types of mushrooms you can grow at home with very little effort, and why you may want to do so. Learn how logs, spawn, wood chips and coffee grounds may have added value.

• Thursday, March 8, noon to 1:30 p.m. “Savvy Gardening.” Lynne Holland shares how to make the most of your growing space, despite any limitations. Learn the most effective tricks from an expert.

• Monday, March 12, noon to 1:30 p.m. “Garden Crafts.” Hazel Onsrud of Curtis Memorial Library will show how people make mosaic benches, hammocks or potato baskets, DIY trellises, macramé netting and bird houses.

• Tuesday, March 13, 6:30- 8 p.m. “Aquaponics at Home.” Stan Wakely from the Urban Garden Center in Topsham shows how to construct an aquaponics set-up, including how to build a home-scale system that meets your unique needs.

• Wednesday, March 14, noon to 1:30 p.m. “Edible Container Gardens.” Learn how to create productive gardens with little space with Joanne Suley. Grow your own food in a variety of versatile containers using the right types of plants, the correct pots and targeted supports. Learn how some container plants can glow under the moon, create a mood with color, or use height, width and depth for visual interest.

• Tuesday, March 27, noon to 1:30 p.m. “Four- Season Gardening.” Learn from University of Maine Cooperative Extension how to enjoy our gardens all year round with such facets such as hoop houses, indoor growing, rocket stoves and straw bale caves.

• Thursday, March 29, 6- 8:30 p.m. “Beekeeping & Pollinators.” Find out why pollinators are failing to thrive. Experienced gardeners and beekeepers will answer questions on supportive seasonal activities for native pollinators, and learn about beekeeping.

Visit curtislibrary.com/eatouryards, call (207) 725-5242 ext. 228 or email honsrud@curtislibrary.com for more information.

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