Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick

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EAT OUR YARDS Lecture Series

Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011

Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room
Lunchtime and evening lectures from
Contact: Hazel Onsrud 207.725.5242 x228 or email

FMI 725-5242 ext. 228 or

This program is FREE and open to the public.

“Food for Thought to Plant Your Plot”

Join us for a series of afternoon and evening lectures meant to help anyone turn their yard into an edible paradise. Beginner gardeners can benefit from talks on savvy vegetable gardening strategies, while experts at small-scale growing can expand their skills with knowledge of perennials and aquaponics. All can explore gardening beyond traditional crops with the series’ lectures on how novices can grow mushrooms and raise edible insects.

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. Learn more at

Tuesday, March 13th, 6:30 – 8PM
Part of the EAT OUR YARDS lecture series
Aquaponics at Home
Stan Wakely – Urban Garden Center Topsham
Join Stan Wakely from the Urban Garden Center in Topsham for a fun evening learning how to construct your very own aquaponics set-up. Come away with knowledge on how build a home-scale system that meets your unique needs. Should you choose LEDs, cloth, and coir, or use T5s, pots, and stones? Do you need a lot of space or would a corner of the basement work? There will be plenty of opportunities to have questions like these answered by our local expert.

Wednesday, March 14th, 12 – 1:30 PM
Part of the EAT OUR YARDS lecture series
Edible Container Gardens
Joanne Suley – Community Member
Learn how to create productive gardens with little space. Grow your own food in a variety of versatile containers using the right types of plants, the correct pots and targeted supports. Want more than food from your potted space? Learn how some container plants can glow under the moon, create a mood with color, or use height, width, and depth for visual interest.

Tuesday, March 27th, 12 – 1:30 PM
Part of the EAT OUR YARDS lecture series
Four-Season Gardening
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
Join us as learn from University of Maine Cooperative Extension how to enjoy our gardens all year round. What do we need to know about hoop houses, indoor growing, rocket stoves and straw bale caves? What kinds of annuals and perennials can we grow now, and how can we expect that list to change over the coming years. Come and ask questions with us.
Thursday, March 29th, 6-8:30

Part of the EAT OUR YARDS lecture series

Beekeeping & Pollinators

Cindy Jester—Gardening Green

FAQs with Mike McNally—Sagadahoc Beekeepers Association

Find out why pollinators are failing to thrive. Experienced gardeners and beekeepers will answer your questions on supportive seasonal activities for native pollinators. Learn what you can do to support our pollinators and reap rewards. We’ll also explore basic start-up requirements if you want to begin to keep one of our more popular imported pollinators: the honeybee. Bring your questions and grow with us.

For more information:

Hazel Onsrud

Adult Services Librarian
Curtis Memorial Library (207) 725-5242 x 228
23 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011



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