Workshops

Upcoming Workshops


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Be Your Own Soil Detective – Wednesday, May 18, 2022 @ 2-4pm

Healthy plants start with healthy soil! Join Rebecca Long, Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to get the dirt on dirt. Participants will learn how to assess their own soil and make any necessary improvements to maximize soil health and plant productivity. We will gather at the Oxford Cooperative Extension office in South Paris, ME.

Fee: Sliding scale $0-15 per family, due at the event by cash or check.

Pre-registration is required as this event is limited to 30 Participants. Please register no later than 5pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2022


Naturescaping: An Ecological Approach to Landscaping – Friday, June 3, 2022 @ 2pm-4pm

Create your own backyard wildlife sanctuary! Join Rebecca Long, Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Chantelle Hay, Education and Outreach Coordinator with OCSWCD, to learn to work with nature to make your landscape more resilient, pollinator and wildlife friendly, and easy to care for. We’ll discuss ecological design principles including the use of native plants, rewilding, and using natural materials to enrich your landscape. We will gather at the Oxford Cooperative Extension office in South Paris, ME.

Fee: Sliding scale $0-15 per family, due at the event by cash or check.

Pre-registration is required as this event is limited to 30 Participants. Please register no later than 5pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022


Yoga and Mindfulness for Gardeners – Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 10-11am

Rain date: June 17, 10-11am

Sara King will lead participants through a yoga flow inspired by the sun and the natural world in an outdoor setting. This session will include yoga postures, breathwork, and a mindful visualization, and is open to all ability and experience levels.
Sara King is a RYT 200, getting her certification in Pokhara, Nepal in 2017. She is also a Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor for youth ages 5-18. Sara currently works full time as a 4-H Professional with UMaine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County, is a Registered Maine Guide, and owns a small jewelry making business with wooden materials.

Fee: Sliding scale $0-15 per family, due at the event by cash or check.

Pre-registration is required as this event is limited to 15 Participants. Please register no later than 2pm on Wednesday, June 15, 2022


All programs and activities of the Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District are offered on a non-discriminatory basis without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or family status, political belief, citizenship status, veteran’s status or disability.

Hours

MonFri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Contact

1-207-744-3111

oxfordcountyswcd@outlook.com

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