Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

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EAT OUR YARDS Lecture Series

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME

Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room
Lunchtime and evening lectures from March 1st – April 5th, 2017
Contact: Hazel Onsrud 207.725.5242 x228 or email

Join us for a series of lectures meant to help anyone turn their yard
into an edible paradise. Learn to decorate your front lawn with edible
ornamentals, turn your backyard into a living kitchen pantry, or grow
your own medicine. Beginner gardeners can benefit from talks on
vegetable gardening strategies, while experts at small-scale growing
can expand their skills with knowledge of perennial fruits and
vegetables. All can explore gardening beyond traditional crops with
the series’ lectures on how novices can care for bees, mushrooms and
livestock. Bring your questions, leave with notes, and grow with us!
FMI 725-5242 ext. 228 or

This program is FREE and open to the public.

  • March 1st, Wednesday 6:30 – 8 PM     Guidance on Town Zoning for Animals and Pest-free Yards (Including Browntail Moths). Heidi Nelson – Brunswick Animal Control. Mary Ann Nahf – Harpswell Conservation Commission
  • March 3rd, Friday, 12 – 1 :30 PM     Vegetable Gardening in Maine. David Elliott—Master Gardener and Instructor for Landscape for Life
  • March 8th, Wednesday, 12 – 1 :30 PM     Citrus Trees and Indoor Food Gardening. Joanne Suley – Skillins Greenhouses
  • March 13th, Monday, 12 – 1 :30 PM     Home-scale Dairy and Chickens. Laura Grady – Two Coves Farm
  • March 21st, Tuesday, 6:30– 8 PM     A Medicinal Garden in Your Yard. Katie Munn – Anchor Rose Apothecary
  • March 23rd, Thursday, 6:30– 8 PM     Perennial Vegetables for Maine. Aaron Parker—Edgewood Nursery
  • March 29th, Wednesday, 12-1:30 PM     Backyard Bees. Mike McNally— Cumberland and Sagadahoc Beekeepers Associations
  • March 29th, Wednesday, 6:30 – 8 PM     Planning a Garden for Preserving. Kate McCarty —University of Maine Cooperative Extension
  • March 30th, Thursday, 6:30 – 8 PM     Grow Your Own Mushrooms. Ben Whatley—Whatley Farm
  • March 31st, Friday, 12-1:30 PM     Edible Ornamentals. Lisa Fernandez — The Resilience Hub
  • April 3rd, Monday, 12-1:30 PM     Types of Gardens and Library Resources. Hazel Onsrud – Curtis Memorial Library
  • April 5th, Wednesday, 6:30 – 8 PM     Transform Your Community: Permablitz!  Heather Foran— The Resilience Hub

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