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with Katherine Garland
In this class presented by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Horticulturist, Kate Garland, you will learn how to compost your kitchen scraps, yard and garden debris, and lawn clippings into "black gold". Making and using compost not only reduces the trash going to the landfill, it also is an environmentally sound way to amend your garden soil. Join Kate on May 10th for this fun class that will make you feel good about your contribution to our planet.
Basic Fly Casting
with Kevin Tracewski
The goal of this course is to provide students with the casting skills necessary to fish effectively on your own. This is a “hands-on” course, so your time will be spent with a fly rod in hand, working on your own casting. Most instruction will be done in small groups, but casting suggestions will also be offered on an individual basis. Videotape analysis of your casting stroke will be provided. Students are encouraged to use their own fly rod and reel, but equipment will be available for anyone who needs it. Please do not buy new equipment just to take this course. This course will be taught in Orono by Kevin Tracewski, a certified fly casting instructor and author of the best selling book, A Fisherman’s Guide to Maine.
Med. Tech (CNA-M)
with Lynn Johnston
The Med Tech Course had been cancelled due to low enrollment. Please check back in the fall (September) when we attempt another course. Anyone who has submitted an application may carry over to the next training. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The purpose of this course is to teach experienced CNAs (you must have one year of work experience as a CNA) to administer selected non-injectable medications to patients who are 4 years of age and older. This complex nursing task shall be performed under the direct onsite supervision of a licensed nurse only in long term care nursing facilities, state mental health institutions, county jails and state correctional facilities and assistive living settings. The 120 hour (60 hours of theory/classroom; 20 hours of skill laboratory and 40 hours of clinical experience) is Maine State Board of Nursing approved using the Standardized Medication Course for Certified Nursing Assistants curriculum.
This program has been approved for the use of GI Bill benefits. *GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Pest Management for the Home Gardener
with Katherine Garland
In this class presented by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Horticulturist, Kate Garland, you will learn that gardening joy can come hand in hand with gardening woe, like Japanese beetles, slugs, squash bugs, powdery mildew, blight, grubs, etc. This workshop will help you develop a non-chemical strategy for managing some of the common pests we encounter in Maine gardens.