One Tomato Project

UMaine Extension offers free cherry tomato seedlings in Presque Isle
Saturday, June 5th
10:00am – noon
Aroostook Centre Mall, 830 Main Street parking lot

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Aroostook County will be giving away cherry tomato seedlings as part of the One Tomato Project.™  On Saturday, June 5th, from 10:00am-12:00pm everyone is invited to come to the Aroostook Centre Mall parking lot to pick up their tomato plant and a growing guide.   This drive-through event will be hosted by Extension Homemakers, Aroostook 4-Hers, and members of the UMaine Extension staff.

This is a wonderful opportunity to try your hand at growing your own vegetables!   Extension Homemakers is a volunteer group that develops leadership skills, supports community causes, and promotes Extension’s educational programs. Homemakers from Caribou and New Sweden will be available to answer questions about planting and caring for your tomato seedling.   4‑H is America’s largest youth development organization, where kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and civic engagement in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.

Additional seedlings will be delivered to families in Fort Kent and in Houlton making this a true county-wide event!  We appreciate the generous donation of seedlings and supplies by the Aroostook County Extension Association and the King’s Gardener.  For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Emily Dow at 207.532.6548 or emily.dow@maine.edu