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Welcome to Cooperative Extension in Washington County

Extension expert conducts research in blueberry fields; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Washington County gives local residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Through educational programs, publications, and events, UMaine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to  Washington County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site, or contact us.

 

Upcoming Programs:

Dining with Diabetes Down East

A Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for 4 weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

Please click on the above link to find out more information.

 

4-H Entomology Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a youth 4-H club focusing on entomology, 9-11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 4-20, at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias.

Activities are designed to get children ages 8-10 outside to learn about the environment through bugs. Cost is $10 per child; registration is limited to 10. For more information, to register or to request a disability accommodation, contact 207.255.3345, nicole.h.willey@maine.edu.

 

4-H Videography Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a summer 4-H videography club for youth ages 9-18, on Tuesdays, Aug. 12, 19, and 26, 4-6 p.m. at the UMaine Extension office, 28 Center St., Machias.

Participants will learn videography tips and techniques, practice filming at the Ark Animal Shelter in Cherryfield, and learn how to edit and broadcast a video. There is limited travel involved. Pre-registration is required with a $5 fee. For more information, to register, or to request a disability accommodation, contact 207.255.3345, nicole.h.willey@maine.edu.

 

Master Gardener Volunteer Program

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning on September 2 at the Extension office in Machias.   This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism.  The course will focus on growing fruits and vegetables.  It is open to anyone with enthusiasm for gardening and volunteering.  In exchange for the training, participants are required to volunteer their time and expertise in gardening related community projects. The training will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The cost of the program is $220 with limited scholarships available.  Application deadline is Monday, August 25.  

For more information, or to request an application, call the Washington County Cooperative Extension Office at 1-800-287-1542 or email tara.a.wood@maine.edu.

 


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