SKOWHEGAN — A five-class workshop on raised bed and container gardening is set for 9-11 a.m. starting May 18 at the Somerset County Extension office, 7 County Drive.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and Master Gardener volunteers will lead the hands-on series; remaining sessions will be held June 15, July 13, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14, at the same time and location.

Participants can help build raised-bed square-foot containers, then plant, maintain and harvest vegetables from them. The $20 fee covers all materials.

To register, visit For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call Tammy Bodge-Terry at 474-9622 or 800-287-1495 (toll-free in Maine).