Brunswick library hosts 'Eat Our Yards' lecture series

Food for thought to plant your plot
Posted:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 8:45am

The Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street, Brunswick will be holding a series of free public lectures meant to help anyone turn their yard into an edible paradise. Learn to decorate your front lawn with edible ornamentals, turn your backyard into a living kitchen pantry, or grow your own medicine. Beginner gardeners can benefit from talks on vegetable gardening strategies, while experts at small-scale growing can expand their skills with knowledge of perennial fruits and vegetables. All can explore gardening beyond traditional crops with the series’ lectures on how novices can care for bees, mushrooms and livestock. Bring your questions, leave with notes, and grow with us.

For more information, call 725-5242 ext. 228 or email,



March 1, 6:30-8 .m.: Guidance on Town Zoning for Animals and Pest-free Yards (including Browntail Moths), Heidi Nelson - Brunswick Animal Control and Mary Ann Nahf - Harpswell Conservation Commission

March 3, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Vegetable Gardening in Maine, David Elliott - Master Gardener and instructor for Landscape for Life

March 8, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Citrus Trees and Indoor Food Gardening, Joanne Suley - Skillins Greenhouses

March 13, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Home-scale Dairy and Chickens, Laura Grady - Two Coves Farm

March 21, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: A Medicinal Garden in Your Yard, Katie Munn - Anchor Rose Apothecary

March 23, 6:30-8 p.m.: Perennial Vegetables for Maine, Aaron Parker - Edgewood Nursery

March 29, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Backyard Bees, Mike McNally - Cumberland and Sagadahoc Beekeepers Associations

March 29, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Planning a Garden for Preserving, Kate McCarty - University of Maine Cooperative Extension

March 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Grow Your Own Mushrooms, Ben Whatley - Whatley Farm

March 31, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Edible Ornamentals, Lisa Fernandez - The Resilience Hub

April 3, noon to 1:30 p.m.: Types of Gardens and Library Resources, Hazel Onsrud - Curtis Memorial Library

April 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Transform Your Community: Permablitz! Heather Foran - The Resilience Hub