A “Naturescaping: An Ecological Approach to Landscaping” workshop is planned for 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Oxford Cooperative Extension office in South Paris. UMaine Cooperative Extension

SOUTH PARIS — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District plan to offer two in-person workshops in June on natural landscaping and yoga for gardeners.

The first workshop, “Naturescaping: An Ecological Approach to Landscaping,” will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, and presented by Rebecca Long, a sustainable agriculture and horticulture professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Chantelle Hay, education and outreach coordinator for Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Those who attend can learn how to work with nature to make the landscape more resilient, pollinator and wildlife friendly, and easy to care for, according to a news release from the extension.

The second workshop, “Yoga and Mindfulness for Gardeners,” is set for 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, led by Sara King, a 4-H professional with UMaine Cooperative Extension and certified yoga instructor.

King will guide participants through a yoga flow inspired by the sun and the natural world in an outdoor setting. This session will include yoga postures, breathwork, and a mindful visualization, and is open to all ability and experience levels.

Both workshops will be held at the Oxford Cooperative Extension office, 17 Olson Rd. Suite 3 in South Paris.

Registration is required and a sliding scale program fee of $15 per family for each workshop is optional. Registration and payment information are available at oxfordcountyswcd.org/workshops.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Chantelle Hay at the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District at 207-744-3111 or [email protected] (email preferred).

A “Yoga and Mindfulness for Gardeners” workshop will be given from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 16, at the Oxford Cooperative Extension office in South Paris. UMaine Cooperative Extension

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