WINSLOW — In celebration of this year’s Earth Day, the Sisters of St. Joseph and their partners plan to host a free educational Skillshare event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23, at 80 Garland Road.

Members of Mid Maine Permaculture will lead the event, where anyone can learn a skill they can then use in their own yards or gardens, based on the permaculture philosophy of land and garden design which is good for the earth and all its creatures, according to a news release from the congregation.

No experience or tools are required, but those interested are asked to register at or by calling 207-873-4512.

This inaugural Skillshare is part of a series of such events that will take place on the fourth Saturday of every month from April through October as an initiative of The 80 Garland Road Group.

Made up of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Mid Maine Permaculture, the Winslow Agricultural Commission, the Kennebec/Messalonskee Trail Association, and local Maine Master Naturalists, the group plans to host educational events like this.

It also plans to develop a trail system with learning and prayer stations along the way, where the community can come learn sustainable skills to employ at home, or simply enjoy the trails and gardens that will be developed.

For questions, email [email protected].

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