THURSDAY, MAY 17:

  • Tour of Deer Foot Farm in Appleton, 3-5 p.m. in the Small-Scale Woodland Stewardship Tours series offered by various land-use groups. This one looks at multiple woodland management projects including invasive species control. Held rain or shine. RSVP: cathrine@knox-lincoln.org, 596-2040.
  • “Affording a House in the Midcoast,” 6 p.m., Camden Public Library. Join Melinda Wildes of New Ventures Maine to learn strategies and pathways toward ownership on a low-to-moderate income. Registration is encouraged: melinda.wildes@maine.edu, 593-7942.
  • Discussion on Insights in Bestsellers About Cleaning, 6:30 p.m., Rockland Public Library. The public is invited to join Lisa Lyons to talk about insights of best-selling authors Marie Kondo (“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and “Spark Joy”) and Margareta Magnusson (“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning”). Lyons is a former professional organizer.
  • “Grasses of Forest, Farm, and Wetland,” 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition presents Matt Arsenault, co-author of “Grasses of Maine, 2018,” who will discuss the ecological benefits they provide (and problems they create), common types, and examples of rare and unique species of conservation concern. There will be a grass field trip on Sat., June 23, from 10 a.m.-noon at 210 Oak Hill Road, Swanville.

FRIDAY, MAY 18:

  • Merryspring Nature Center Plant Sale, Camden, 3-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Annuals and perennials, veggie seedlings, daylilies, shade plants from Fernwood Nursery. Members get 10 percent off.
  • Union Farmers’ Market Garden Day, Union Common, 3-6 p.m. Twilight Farm, Good Dirt Garden, and Crystal Lake Farm & Nursery will offer plants and seedlings. Also on sale, a selection of ready-to-eat pea and sunflower shoots. Free tomato plants for kids.

SATURDAY, MAY 19:

  • Plant Sale in Thomaston, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist. Annuals, perennials, herbs, veggies, garden items, coffee, tea, goodies.
  • Morris Farm Plant Sale, 156 Gardiner Road, Wiscasset, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Eighteen varieties of heirloom tomatoes, veggie and flower seedlings, herbs, perennials, and produce in the Morris Farm Store.
  • Belfast Garden Club Annual Plant Sale, 9 a.m.-noon at Belfast Boathouse. Wide variety of annuals, perennials, shrubs and seedlings, Gardener-to-Gardener area, and baked goods.
  • “Perennials and Continuous Color,” 1 p.m., Garden Series at Vose Public Library in Union. Master Gardener John Fromer leads an outdoor class (weather permitting) on how to have blooms all season. Attendees can get a sneak peek at the plants the library will offer in its upcoming sale. Free; open to all.
  • CHRHS Plant Sale, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday & 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at the greenhouse in back of Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport. Veggie and herb seedlings, annuals and perennials, all organic.

SUNDAY, MAY 20:

  • Plant & Bake Sale at Jackson Public Library, in Jackson Municipal Complex, 8 a.m.-noon.
  • Talk in Rockland on “Waking Up the Herb Garden,” 2 p.m., Good Tern Natural Foods Co-op, 750 Main St. The co-op’s produce manager, Heather Hynd, tells how to establish a home herb garden, and tells what’s new and next in the co-op’s raised beds. Free, but you must sign up ahead of time at the store or by calling 594-8822.

MONDAY, MAY 21:

  • Beekeeping Basics Seminar at Thomaston Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Jean Vose and Peter Lammert of Knox-Lincoln County chapter of Maine Beekeepers Association teach you how to have fresh honey and help the environment by supporting bees. Free.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23:

  • Invasive Plant Management Workshop at Belfast Free Library, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free workshop geared toward land managers, arborists, foresters and landowners on terrestrial invasives, with a look at when and how to use pesticides. Aleta McKeage of Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District leads it. No need to register. FMI: 441-2895, morten.moesswilde@maine.gov.

THURSDAY, MAY 24:

  • Camden Garden Club to Meet, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Camden. Refreshments served at 9 a.m. Program at 9:30 a.m. by club member Sally Ann Williamson, who will dress in period costume and tell the story of the Harvey Girls. They were hired in the 1880s to work in lunchrooms at railway stops and to uphold Fred Harvey’s high moral standards. Free; all welcome.
  • Tree Planting Workshop at Belfast City Park and Arboretum, Northport Avenue, 3-5 p.m. in the Small-Scale Woodland Stewardship Tours series offered by Waldo County Soil & Water Conservation District and Maine Forest Service. Discussion of selection and demos of methods of planting trees, from seedlings to balled ornamentals. Participants will get a seedling to take home. Free; held rain or shine. FMI: 218-5311, 441-2895.

COMING UP:

  • Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Plant Sale, Sat., May 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Annuals, perennials, seedlings and more, plus a garden-themed silent auction.
  • Workshop on Rearing Monarch Butterflies, Sat., May 26, at 10 a.m., Merryspring Nature Center, Camden. Eric Evans and Dottie Hokkanen will teach how to recognize monarch caterpillars and adults, discuss their life cycle and migration routes, how to raise caterpillars indoors, and more. Participants will take home milkweed seedlings to plant in their own garden. Part of the workshop will be held outdoors. $10; $5 members. Registration: info@merryspring.org, 236-2239.
  • Native Plant Sale at Midcoast Conservancy, 290 Route 1, Edgecomb, Sat., May 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Organic perennials from Rebel Hill Farm. Native plant experts will be on hand to help you pick the right plants. You can also pre-order: midcoastconservancy.org, 389-5150.