Reading the Landscape of our Fields and Forests Reading the Landscape of our Fields and Forests
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tom Wessels, forest ecologist, author, and teacher, led 30 participants on a fascinating tour of MCWS’s woods and fields on Saturday, September . By “reading the landscape” and sharing his deep knowledge about complex ecosystems, Tom pointed out numerous examples of how ecological diversity and mutual beneficial relationships support sustainable and resilient systems. It was […]

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Biodynamic Talk & Workshop with Thea Maria Carlson, Executive Director of the National Biodynamic Association Biodynamic Talk & Workshop with Thea Maria Carlson, Executive Director of the National Biodynamic Association
Friday, September 6, 2019

Maine Coast Waldorf School and our co-sponsors, The Resilience Hub and the Biodynamic Association, are pleased to present Thea Carlson, Executive Director of the national Biodynamic Association for a public talk and workshop on October 4th and 5th. Her talk, Climate, Carbon & Compost: How Biodynamic Gardening and Land Stewardship Can Help Us Embrace an Uncertain […]

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Our Annual Green-Up Day is Thursday, August 30th Our Annual Green-Up Day is Thursday, August 30th
Monday, August 20, 2018

Parents and children of all ages are invited to Maine Coast Waldorf School’s annual Green-Up Day on Thursday August 30th, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at 57 Desert Road, Freeport.  Help us celebrate the start of the new school year by working and learning together, as we “green-up” our campus. Meet at the picnic table, by the Grades 1-4 […]

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Food Forest Installation: Building Community Food Forest Installation: Building Community
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

This past Saturday, May 12, approximately 35 people turned out for a spectacular day-long community workshop led by The Resilience Hub. We installed the school’s first food forest, including edible fruit trees, shrubs and small plants, as well as a 120-foot long living willow fence. Right now, the trees and plants are small and you […]

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Permaculture Workshop: Building a Food Forest – This Saturday, May 12, 9am – 2pm Permaculture Workshop: Building a Food Forest – This Saturday, May 12, 9am – 2pm
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

An outside, hands-on workshop for all ages, installing MCWS’s first food forest, led by the Resilience Hub. At this workshop we will be using permaculture techniques including sheet-mulching, plant guilds, and a living willow fence. We will create a magical, multi-storied food forest with trees, shrubs, vines and plants that are edible or can be […]

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Interested in Learning about Permaculture?  Interested in Learning about Permaculture? 
Monday, March 12, 2018

This past weekend at MCWS, Permaculture Design Certification Course participants inoculated logs with shiitake mushrooms, learned how to propagate trees and shrubs, designed polycultures, and explored the tastes and habits of native perennial fruits, nuts and veggies.  This 6-month course has provided a vast amount of information and resources, complemented by experiential activities, thought-provoking conversations, […]

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Permaculture Design Course: Connecting with the greater community Permaculture Design Course: Connecting with the greater community
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

For the second time this year, The Resilience Hub of Portland is holding its 6-month long Introduction to Permaculture Certification Course (PDC) on MCWS’s campus. Lisa Fernandes, executive director of The Resilience Hub, is teaching the course to 25 adults, many of whom were unfamiliar with Waldorf education but share similar interests.  This collaboration between […]

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