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Grow Your Own Organic Garden

$10

with MOFGA

Calendar Apr 3, 2019 at 6 pm

Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden organically. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the fundamentals of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures to manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies and cultural methods for dealing with pests.  The instructor will be an experienced farmer or gardener from your region. We will even send you home with free seeds! All are welcome, from first-timers to experienced gardeners who want to experiment with new techniques.

 

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Herbal Basics Spring 2019

$10

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar May 1, 2019 at 6 pm

6 herbs for relaxation, as well as general information on the importance of incorporating herbs into our daily routines.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

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Nourishment for the Outside Spring 2019

$20

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Jun 4, 2019 at 6 pm

A. Read labels and explain how our skin absorbs nutrients. We will also cover the importance of organic skin care and run thru a basic skin care routine. B. Learn and play I – this workshop covers the basics on essential oil safety and allows patrons to make their own blend that they can take home with them. C. Learn and play II– in this workshop, patrons will make their own massage oil and salve that they can take home with them.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

Numerology Intensive: Your Life’s “Blueprint” Tuesday Afternoon Spring 2019

$40

with Sue West

Calendar Apr 16, 2019 at 1 pm

If you have ever pondered the questions “Who am I really?” and “What is my true purpose in this lifetime?”, then this three hour intensive is for you! Numerology is the science of numbers, translating the letters of your birth name as it appears on your birth certificate (whether incorrect or later changed), and numbers of your birth date, into the single digits 1-9, requiring only rudimentary addition skills (including reduction… reducing double digits to single by adding them together.) Armed with just these few “basics” it is mere child’s play to return to, redirect, and/or balance priorities as your dreams and aspirations shift, change and unfold with the passage of time. Who on Earth does not want to live a life filled with Purpose and Intention, Passion and PURE JOY! Named Susan Danforth West at birth by her parents, and born a skeptic on November 29, 1947 in Dover Foxcroft, Maine, your guide to Numerology has been a student of the Science of Numbers for 50+ years! Her intro to “numbers and other dreaded math” occurred in the Virgin Islands town of Frederiksted, St. Croix in the early 70’s when she discovered a paperback entitled “The Secrets of Numbers” by Johnson and Wommack… and the rest is history! Please join her for an enlightening and revealing tutorial while she shares with you the secrets of the numbers themselves and their amazing vibrational and cultural correlations underlying and enhancing every aspect of your incredible journey here on Planet Earth!

Choose from the following sessions:

 

 

TUES 4/16 1-4pm $40 PHEC

 

WED 4/17 6-9pm $40 PHEC

Numerology Intensive: Your Life’s “Blueprint” Wednesday Evening Spring 2019

$40

with Sue West

Calendar Apr 17, 2019 at 6 pm

If you have ever pondered the questions “Who am I really?” and “What is my true purpose in this lifetime?”, then this three hour intensive is for you! Numerology is the science of numbers, translating the letters of your birth name as it appears on your birth certificate (whether incorrect or later changed), and numbers of your birth date, into the single digits 1-9, requiring only rudimentary addition skills (including reduction… reducing double digits to single by adding them together.) Armed with just these few “basics” it is mere child’s play to return to, redirect, and/or balance priorities as your dreams and aspirations shift, change and unfold with the passage of time. Who on Earth does not want to live a life filled with Purpose and Intention, Passion and PURE JOY! Named Susan Danforth West at birth by her parents, and born a skeptic on November 29, 1947 in Dover Foxcroft, Maine, your guide to Numerology has been a student of the Science of Numbers for 50+ years! Her intro to “numbers and other dreaded math” occurred in the Virgin Islands town of Frederiksted, St. Croix in the early 70’s when she discovered a paperback entitled “The Secrets of Numbers” by Johnson and Wommack… and the rest is history! Please join her for an enlightening and revealing tutorial while she shares with you the secrets of the numbers themselves and their amazing vibrational and cultural correlations underlying and enhancing every aspect of your incredible journey here on Planet Earth!

Choose from the following sessions:

TUES 4/16 1-4pm $40 PHEC

WED 4/17 6-9pm $40 PHEC

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SOS (Secrets of Successful Nourishment) Challenge Spring 2019

$30

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Mar 20, 2019 at 6 pm

A. Edible Holistic Wellness 101 - we discuss the basics of eating organically, what a GMO is, the importance of eating seasonally, and what raw food is. Learn how to read about the chemicals in our food, including caffeine, sweeteners, and flavor enhancers. B. Basic Food Pantry and our carbon footprint– we will discuss common items in a healthy pantry, the different food pyramids, and how our food decisions affect our planet. We’ll also look at food supplements, vitamins/minerals, and antioxidants. C. Water and food safety – learn about the different types of water, the dangers of our tap water, as well as how to improve our water quality. We will also discuss how food can be used to insulate us, and how to cope with eating and stress. D. High-level eating – fats, proteins, a balanced plant-based diet, being sustainable, and compassion thru our food. E. DIEt’s workshop – this workshop discusses Facts Not Fads! Staple foods for a plant-based diet, to keep optimal levels of protein, iron, vitamin B12. Healthy greens without overdoing it - overcooking or overeating? GF, Dairy-free, nightshade free and the difference between allergies and sensitivities. Is elimination truly necessary? A close look at fad diets; info about foods that may lead to weight loss/weight gain. F. Easy plant-based cooking demo –this workshop gives patrons a chance to create simple, seasonal and healthy meals. Includes: samples of the dishes, a Q&A session, and recipes. Patrons need to bring an apron, mixing bowls, mixing spoons, 2 containers for samples.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

Transformation 101 Spring 2019

$20

with Alicia Randolph-Lucchesi

Calendar Jun 25, 2019 at 6 pm

A. Section 1: Mind, Body, Spirit: the first week covers sleep, exercise, meditation, nourishment for our senses, and time management hacks. B. Section 2: Nourishment Basics: discusses macro- and micronutrients, common misconceptions, portion control, fad DIEts, digestion, chewing, and snacking. C. Section 3: Preparing for Success: the final week explains clean foods to have on hand, herbs & spices, how to read ingredient labels, clever marketing scams, shopping & prepping food for success.

About the instructor:

I’m an urban girl from a metropolis area of the south (like west-coast-of-Florida-south), who’s systematically moved north to find the land of her dreams in Maine. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, a Master of Arts in Holistic Wellness, am a certified Usui Reiki Master Practitioner and Elder Greenfire WiseWoman.

I’ve spent over 20 years researching natural and alternative forms of healing. I’ve spent that time also watching trends come and go…often coming back under a new name but with the same dangerous effects. 

Because of all my research, I’ve vowed to stick with tried, true, and more logical, scientific remedies. I’ve also spent over a decade working in health insurance, auto/home insurance, have worked for pediatric gastroenterologist’s as well as chiropractors, and have fought on both sides of medical claims to get Dr’s paid or not paid. I’ve seen all sides of our sick care model, and understand how and why they work.

I’ve been confused. I’ve lost my loved ones to diseases, after spending years caring for them and giving them solid, sound advice. I’ve had my own health battles. I’ve been frustrated by the information/misinformation out there.

I needed alternatives. People soon began asking me to explain how I got those alternatives.

My mission, or calling, is to help you cut through all of the confusion you see and hear about being healthy. I do this because of my own experiences of loss and confusion.

I want you to be able to do what I do—get the diagnosis from western medicine and responsibly follow a Holistic and natural, sensible, empowered existence.

There is a middle road between medicine and nature, and I’m here to help you find it. 

FMI go to https://pandorasproducts.net

Wilderness First Aid/CPR with Northeast Whitewater
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Wilderness First Aid/CPR with Northeast Whitewater

$237

with Northeast Whitewater

Calendar Apr 6, 2019 at 8 am

Our Wilderness First Aid & CPR course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of Registered Maine Guides, trip leaders, summer camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make decisions in emergency situations. Adult CPR / AED is included with all Wilderness First Aid Courses. All American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses are for ages 14 and older. You must sign up for all scheduled programs in advance by calling Northeast Whitewater 207-695-0151. Sign up quick! We take only 8 participants for our American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses. Non-refundable payment $199 plus a $38 supplies and materials fee. Reference PVAEC & receive 10% OFF course!!!





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