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How to Ferment (almost) Everything (Drinks)!


with Sam Pike

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 4, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 3 weeks

This is a 3 week course that will go through how to ferment a variety of different fermented food and drinks from cultures all over the world, along with a few invented by the instructor, Samuel Pike, himself. Starting with week one you will learn the basics of fermenting and food safety, and how to make Kombucha. Every week after will build on and expand these foundational skills, while also introducing new ones. By the end you will be able to confidently make Kombucha, Water Kefir, Tepache, Kvass, "Wild Sodas", and more!

Home/Community Composting 101


with Mark King

Calendar Next available session starts Oct 4, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Have you ever wanted to set up your own home compost operation, but were afraid it was too difficult to do? If so, then this class is for you. During this two part program, students will be introduced to the world of backyard composting while learning how easy it really is to do! Topics covered will include: an introduction to compost biology, review of various compost systems, a discussion of compost feedstocks and their challenges, how to setup and manage your compost pile/bin, how to troubleshoot compost problems and finally, what to do with the finished product. This class is designed to appeal to both novice and experienced composters alike. This class will have two virtual meetings and one outdoor in person meeting. October 4th and 18th (6:00p-8:00p) for the virtual classes and Wednesday, October 20th 6:00p-8:00p for the demonstration (in-person optional)

Beginner's Guide to Getting Published


with Ed2Go Online Learning

Do you know the five most common reasons why manuscripts are instantly rejected? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer of fiction or nonfiction for books or magazines, this comprehensive course will help you guide your work directly into the hands of an editor and onto the shelves of your favorite stores. Your success in the writing game will be determined by the amount of credibility publishers attach to you and your work. This course will teach you how to give yourself the kind of credibility you need to succeed. This course will provide you with instant access to critical information most other writers don't discover for years and will walk you through every step of the publishing process. If you really want to be a writer, this course will give you all the tools you need to get published. REGISTER HERE:

Financial Literacy


with Jake Holmes

A good budget and savings commitment are the foundation of your financial success. In this program, learn how to budget and reduce expenses, set savings goals, prevent fiscal fraud, and get a grasp on credit. Presented by Maine Credit Unions. You will be sent a link to the video class, please have a working email. 

Start Your Own Small Business


with Ed2Go Online Learning

Learn how to take your dream of starting a business and put it into action. In this class, you will learn everything you need to know about starting a business. You will begin by discovering the tricks to picking the right opportunity for you. Next, you will learn how to develop proven marketing techniques to easily build sales. Since every business needs money, this course discusses traditional and nontraditional financing options. Finally, you will learn easy to implement employee management procedures and how to write business policies that help you build your business. You, as a business owner, need to manage all your limited resources. One resource that often gets overlooked is your time. In the final lesson, you will learn time management techniques especially for entrepreneurs. While taking this course, you will discover the secrets that separate the successful entrepreneurs from the struggling ones. REGISTER HERE:

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