Workshops

Upcoming Workshops


Coming in February of 2022:

The Homesteading Workshop Series!


OCSWCD is collaborating with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to offer a monthly workshop series on homesteading related topics!

These workshops are:

  • Maple Sugaring – 2/24/22
  • Fruit Tree Pruning – 3/19/22
  • Non-traditional Fruit Production – 4/16/22
  • Soil Health – TBD
  • Sustainable Landscaping – TBD
  • Yoga and Mindfulness for Gardeners – TBD

Scroll down to find information and register for each workshop!

Maple Sugaring Webinar – Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022 @ 6-7:15PM

Join UMaine Extension Professional Jason Lilley to learn everything you need to know about making your own maple syrup, including identifying and tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap, as well as filtering, grading, and canning syrup. Jason will focus on homestead-scale systems that require a limited initial investment in equipment.

**REGISTRATION IS A TWO STEP PROCESS – After paying, please fill out the registration form below. If you pay through Paypal but do not register using our form, you will not get the ZOOM link**

Please read the following payment instructions thoroughly:
This webinar is being offered on a sliding scale basis ($0 – $10). Please pay what you can to help cover the cost of offering this program.
If you are paying a fee, please select either the $5 or $10 option. You can either pay with a Paypal account by clicking the gray “Pay with Paypal” button, or click on one of the buttons underneath to check out as a guest. **Example, if you are paying with a visa debit card, click the “Visa” icon.
If you have any trouble, please email us at oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com.

Maple Sugaring $5 Webinar Fee

$5.00

Maple Sugaring $10 Webinar Fee

$10.00

To Register:
Click the “Register Now” button to fill out the quick registration form and read below about fees. We will email you a Zoom link a day or two before the event.

Please register no later than 5PM on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022

Fruit Tree Pruning – Saturday, March 19, 2022 @ 10:00AM-12:30P

Do you want to learn how to revitalize that old apple tree in the yard? Looking to learn the proper way to care for your fruit trees?
Join “Apple Tree Enthusiast” Joe Dembeck to learn methods and tools used to prune fruit trees in order to increase their viability and production. After a brief overview participants will then test their skills pruning apple trees. Dress in warm layers as we will be outdoors for the event. Feel free to bring your own pruning equipment if you like. There will be pruning poles/saws, hand saws, loppers, etc. for you to try. We will be meeting in Waterford, ME.

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

Pre-registration is required as this event is limited to 24 Participants. Please register no later than 5PM on Friday, March 18, 2022

Non-traditional Fruits Production – Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 10AM-12:30PM

Join Jesse Stevens of Sy’s Trees in Sweden, ME to learn about “Three Fruits You Never Would Have Thought About Growing in Maine.” Jesse will give a tour of his diverse orchard, and show participants some unusual fruits that are not commonly grown in Maine. Participants will have the chance to ask questions, and also purchase some of Jesse’s plants to get started this spring!

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

Pre-registration is required as this event is limited to 15 Participants. Please register no later than 5PM on Friday, April 15, 2022

Soil Health – May 2022

Check back soon for more information!

Natural Landscaping – June 2022

Check back soon for more information!

Yoga and Mindfulness for Gardeners – June 2022

Check back soon for more information!


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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