How to have a successful backyard garden

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Public Library will present the second lecture in the three-part Seed Loan Program lecture series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.

Ellen Foster will discuss techniques for successful family gardens in western Maine. She’ll talk about information resources, organic soil enhancement, optimum planting times, crop rotation and pest control.

Ellen Foster is co-owner and operator of Island Farm, a diversified family farm in Avon. Island Farm has produced wholesale and retail organic vegetables and beef since 1999. She also sells vegetable, flower and herb seedlings from her greenhouse each spring.

All library programs are free. Refreshments will follow the presentation.

The third discussion forum will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, when the  speaker will be David Fuller of the Franklin County Extension Service.


Wacky Wednesday at library

NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library Children’s Department is hosting science programs on the last Wednesday of the month during the school year.

The last three programs are from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. March 28, April 25 and May 20. The themes are rainbows, Nonfictionator games and bubbles.

For more information, call Annika at 207-743-5309, ext. 4, or visit the children’s room at the library, 258 Main St.

Library to host talk on trip to England

NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library will host Doris Ray’s “A Trip to Merry Old England” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29.

Ray has traveled to England several times and brings her sense of fun to the country full of lore, legend and beautiful landscapes. Get a list of books, movies and websites that can help plan a trip to England.

The program is free and open to the public. Norway Memorial Library is located at 258 Main St. For more information, call 207-743-5309 or visit

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