Tidewater Farm Events

Intro to Vegetable Gardening: From Seed to Harvest

Program Fee*: Sliding scale, $50-$100
Registration: Required, Register online
Location: Various locations in Falmouth and Portland

Vegetables growing in in-ground beds at Tidewater FarmJoin us for a five-part vegetable gardening series where you’ll learn the techniques to start your garden and build a community to support your success! Designed for beginning gardeners who enjoy learning in a group environment, the workshops will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to start their own small vegetable gardens. Each session will cover a different topic, including garden planning, seed starting, soil and bed preparation, planting and early care techniques, and harvesting.

The course will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the last Wednesday of each month on Feb. 28, March 27, April 24, May 29 and June 26 at various locations in Falmouth and Portland. Registration is required and the program fee* is offered on a sliding scale, $50 – $100. This program is being offered in collaboration with Cultivating Community.

Program Schedule:

  • February 28, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Planning your Garden 
    • Location: Cultivating Community, Portland
  • March 27, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Starting Seeds Indoors 
    • Location: Extension Office, Falmouth
  • April 24, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Soil and Bed Preparation
    • Location: Tidewater Farm, Falmouth
  • May 29, 5:00 – 7:00 pm: Planting and Early Care
    • Location: Cultivating Community, Portland
  • June 26, 5:00 – 7:00 pm:  Maintaining and Harvesting your Garden
    • Location: Tidewater Farm, Falmouth

*Please contact us if these payment options still prove a barrier for participation.

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Starting Seeds Indoors

Program Fee*: Sliding scale, $5-$15
Registration: Required, Register online
Location: Cumberland County Office, 75 Clearwater Dr, Ste 104, Falmouth

Tomato seedlings growing under grow lightsDesigned to teach participants best practices for growing seedlings indoors, this workshop will feature hands-on learning with the opportunity to sow a pot of seeds to take home. Participants will learn how to develop a personalized seed starting calendar based on Maine weather conditions and receive practical tips for the small-scale home gardener. 

Led by Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional, this comprehensive workshop is perfect for both beginner and experienced gardeners looking to enhance their seed starting skills.

This workshop is offered in collaboration with the Falmouth Wellness Committee.

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If you have any questions or would like to request an accommodation, please contact Pamela Hargest at pamela.hargest@maine.edu.

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