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Curtis Memorial Library at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden

2017 Program

Thanks to the generosity of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust, Curtis Memorial Library is pleased to host a series of hands-on workshops at the Tom Settlemire Community Garden.

Join us as we try out varied methods of cultivation, create vertical growing structures, extend our season, and more!

Unless otherwise noted, all programs will take place at the garden. The Tom Settlemire Community Garden is at the end of Maurice Drive in Brunswick, Maine. (For GPS use 90 Maurice Drive.)

Please join us for the following workshops:

Garden Labels


Wednesday, July 12, 1 PM – 3 PM

Create a variety of garden labels that will last for multiple seasons

Prepare Your Soil


Monday July 17, 2 PM – 3 PM

Revitalize tired garden beds for planting, sheet mulch, and prepare pots

Vertical Garden


Tuesday July 18, 10 AM – 11 AM

Create a variety of vertical garden support structures

Planting Permablitz


Thursday July 20, 10 AM – 11 AM

Plant a Maine Literary Garden, cover crops, and traditional edibles

Pest Management


Monday August 7, 3 PM – 4 PM

Add to our bug museum and utilize homemade deterrents and sprays

Winter Garden Design


Thursday August 17, 10 AM – 11 AM

Learn strategies to utilize or preserve our garden in the winter

Season Extension


Wednesday, September 13, 1 PM – 2 PM

Make a number of devices to extend our growing season

Seed Saving


Tuesday September 19, 10 AM – 11 AM

Learn to save seeds for use next year

Preserving the Harvest


Monday, October 16, 2 PM – 3 PM

Explore techniques to preserve fruits and vegetables for months to come

Perennial Propagation


Thursday, October 19, 10 AM – 11 AM

Learn how to replicate and share your favorite plants

* All cancellations will be announced on the library’s website. If applicable, alternative dates and times will be posted.

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