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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.

 

New Offering- Small and Home-Based Business Focus Group

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

 

Nutrition Concerns for Older Americans

While many recommendations found in the USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans apply to adults of all ages, there are some of particular concern for those over age 50. Learn what you can do to lower your risk for health problems and stay healthy as you age.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Calais Free Library
9 Union Street, Calais

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, please call 207.255.3345 or 1.800.287.1542 (in Maine).

 

4-H SPin Saturday Morning Scientists Club

Saturdays, November 15, 22, December 6 and 13, 2014
UMaine Extension
28 Center Street, Machias
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $5 per youth

Activities are designed to foster scientific thinking and enthusiasm in science by doing various education experiments that are fun and interactive. The experiments are designed for children in grades three to six. To register, please call 207.255.3345 or email tara.a.wood@maine.edu.

 

4-H Super Sitter Course

Monday, December 29, 2014
Cobscook Community Learning Center, Trescott
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost- $20 for 4-H members, $25 for nonmembers

This course is designed for boys and girls ages 12 and up.

If interested, please contact the Cooperative Extension office in Machias for more information or to register by telephoning 207.255.3345 or by email at tara.a.wood@maine.edu.

 


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