SOUTH PARIS, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District will offer two in-person workshops in June on natural landscaping and yoga for gardeners.
Join Rebecca Long, Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Chantelle Hay, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District on June 3, 2 – 4 pm for “Naturescaping: An Ecological Approach to Landscaping” to learn how to work with nature to make your landscape more resilient, pollinator and wildlife friendly, and easy to care for.
“Yoga and Mindfulness for Gardeners”, June 16 from 10 – 11 am, led by Sara King, 4-H Professional with UMaine Cooperative Extension and certified yoga instructor, will guide participants through a yoga flow inspired by the sun and the natural world in an outdoor setting. This session will include yoga postures, breathwork, and a mindful visualization, and is open to all ability and experience levels. Both workshops will be held at the Oxford Cooperative Extension office in South Paris.
Registration is required and a sliding scale program fee of $15 per family for each workshop is optional. Registration and payment information available on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Chantelle Hay at the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District: 207.744.3111; email@example.com (email preferred). Pre-registration is requested.
Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District:
The mission of the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership, learning and technical knowledge in the management and conservation of agriculture and natural resources by integrating and disseminating local, state and federal resources.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension:
As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.
About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant, sea grant and space grant university. It is located on Marsh Island in the homeland of the Penobscot Nation. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state’s only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,561 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension