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EAT OUR YARDS: Backyard Bees

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room
23 Pleasant St
Brunswick, ME 04011
United States

Eat Our Yards – Food for Thought to Plant Your Plot

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 ornamental s, 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. For more information, visit

March 29th, Wednesday, 12:00 – 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

Winter [or early spring] is the perfect time to plan your garden with growing food for preserving in mind. Come learn from Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver and Master Gardener, how to plant a preserving garden. Participants will learn the best produce varieties for canning, how much to plant for your household size, and other tips to maximize yield and overall garden health.

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