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Farming with Native Plants
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Farming with Native Plants

$35

with David Spahr

Author David Spahr has an extensive native farming project. In this class he will discuss and illustrate the hows and whys of farming with native plants, trees, and bushes.

Malaga Island Historical Sea Kayak and Walk

$150

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 4, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Paddle 1.5 miles by sea kayak after an orientation and safety briefing with Master Maine Guide, Alice in her provided kayaks. Learn about the late Civil War mixed-race community and their eviction in 1912 by the state of Maine. Learn the prehistory of the island and its current use by walking the trails on the island stopping to learn about the different sites on the island. No buildings remain. You'll have a chance to eat the snacks/lunch that you brought at the southern end of the island. Afterwards we'll paddle back to our start. You must be able to walk unaided on uneven trails. Five hour trip meets at 8:15am in Cundy's Harbor (parking is about 1/2 mile away) and returns about 1:15pm. Weather conditions unsafe for paddling will cancel the trip. June 4, 2024.

Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms of New England

$35

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 13, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Join author David Spahr for an indoor presentation and discussion of edible and medicinal mushrooms, identification, tools and equipment for harvesting, as well as books, materials, and other resources. David has collected edible mushrooms for 50 years. He is a member of the Maine Mycological Association and the North American Mycological Association.

Oyster Farm & Complimentary Tasting Sea Kayak Tour

$95

with Alice Bean Andrenyak

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 14, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Paddle during our 3 hour sea kayak tour and learn about Maine's Aquaculture industry. We will learn about lobstering, clamming, fishing and we'll stop at Mere Point Oyster Company's strings to learn about oyster farming. We will head to an island to land for a break for snacks that you brought and to learn to shuck oysters before the complimentary tasting. Oyster sauces include lemon juice, chipotle Tabasco sauce and Alice's Famous Maine Blueberry Mignonette sauce. Weather conditions unsafe for paddling will cancel the trip. June 14, 2024.

Foraging

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Jun 23, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week
2 additional sessions through Aug 18, 2024

Crave the forest's bounty? Join David (65+ years of experience!) for an immersive foraging adventure. Learn to identify edible treasures, from berries to mushrooms, and uncover the secrets of plant ecology. This isn't just a walk, it's a transformative experience that fills your basket and your soul! Limited spots, register today! David is a member of the Maine Mycological Assoc. NOTE: This class will start with an outdoor talk at the waterfront followed by the walking portion.

Mushroom Walk

$45

with David Spahr

Calendar Next available session starts Jul 14, 2024 at 1 pm, runs for 1 week
1 additional session on Aug 11, 2024

Join seasoned forager David Spahr on an immersive mushroom hunt, exploring habitats, structures, and safe foraging practices. Uncover surprises in each walk, shaped by season and location. Suitable for all ages (8-15 with a registered parent), this moderate-difficulty hike promises an exciting, educational adventure. Require Supply List: Notebook and pen to take notes, sensible clothing and footwear, water, snack and bug repellant. A basket or bags are optional. NOTE: This class will start with an outdoor talk at the waterfront followed by the walking portion.

Katahdin Summit Full Moon Camping and Hiking

$250

with Chris Toy

Calendar Next session starts Jul 21, 2024 at 8 am, runs for 1 week

Experienced hikers and campers prepare and plan to join up to 8 adventurers to summit Maine's tallest peak with Registered Maine Guide Chris Toy. You must be able to hike for 4 hours with a 20 pound pack while gaining 2000 feet in elevation to sign up for this trip. *The trip will take three days and two nights. The dates are approximate depending on when reservations are available. Summiting is not guaranteed and will depend on weather conditions. *Payable by check only. Call to register.

Full Course

Captain License Information Session

Free

with John Coffin

Calendar Next available session starts Aug 7, 2024 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

Are you interested in obtaining a USCG Captain’s License? Do you want to learn the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV) license and a Master 100GT license, and what experience the Coast Guard requires for each? These informational sessions will help answer these questions and others about the two licenses. Also discussed will be the different methods for completing the course requirements. We plan to offer both courses in Maine during the Fall of 2024, representing the Captain School Key West/Miami. This information session is free, but please register in advance, so the instructor knows how many individuals will be attending and can send login instructions.





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