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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:

School Garden 101

Join Cooperative Extension Education Marjorie Peronto for an exciting two-week course.  This class is intended for at least two teachers and/or cooks from each participating school, who will learn how to tie garden education to the classroom and cafeteria.
April 13, 15, 27 and 29
Cherryfield Elementary
3:00-5:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.00

School Garden 101 Flyer

School Garden 101 Registration Form 2015- Registration deadline is Monday, April 6, 2015.


Recipe to Market:Is is for me?

The Recipe to Market: Is it for me? workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 17th from 9 a.m. to Noon at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 28 Center Street, Machias.

Would you like to be a food entrepreneur? Do you have a favorite recipe that your family and friends rave about? This introductory half-day workshop will introduce you to the key components of starting a successful food business. We will start with YOU, the entrepreneur, cover key business concepts and close with product development and licensing. Bring your questions as you explore the world of the food entrepreneur.


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.

Indian Township- April 29, May 6, 13, and 20, 2015, 3-5 p.m., Indian Township Elder Meal Site

Cherryfield- June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2015, 1-3 p.m., Maine Sea Coast Mission, Ed Greaves Educational Center, Weald Bethel Lane

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


New Offering- Small and Home-Based Business Focus Group

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