SKOWHEGAN — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a six-class workshop on building, planting, maintaining and harvesting square-foot gardens in raised beds and containers.

The first class is set for 9-11 a.m. Thursday, May 1. Classes meet monthly through Oct. 9 at the UMaine Extension office, 7 County Drive. UMaine Extension Somerset County staff will teach the classes, local master gardener volunteers will work with participants in demonstration gardens throughout the growing season. Harvested produce will be shared with area schools and senior and food kitchen programs.

Course fee is $10 per person. Scholarships are available. To register, or to request a disability accommodation, call Pete Bastien at 474-9622 or 800-287-1495. Requests received at least 10 days in advance are preferred; all requests will be accepted.