SKOWHEGAN — The first of a six-session home landscape design course is set for 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 24, at the UMaine Extension office, 7 County Drive. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Somerset County program will have a rain date of Oct. 31. The five remaining classes are set for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 3, Nov. 17, Jan. 12, Jan. 26 and Feb. 9. Extension staff and Master Gardener Program volunteers will lead the course. Topics include: garden designs and features, plant choices and nutrition, hardscapes and soil improvement. Participants design their own garden landscape.

The class fee is $20. For more information and to register online, visit To request a disability accommodation, call Pete Bastien, 474-9622.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 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.

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