UMaine Extension Offers Extension Talks at Northern Maine Fair

pressure cooker demonstrationPlease join UMaine Cooperative Extension staff at the Northern Maine Fair Exhibit Hall as they offer FREE Extension Talks about soil health; the importance of garden pollinators; growing CBD hemp; how to use pressure cookers, and so much more! Pesticide recertification credits are being offered at some presentations; see descriptions below for details.

Registration is NOT required and the talks are FREE. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis at 207.834.3905 or sharon.paradis@maine.edu.

Schedule

Thursday, August 5, 2021

6:00 PM

Dr. Bee Chim, Soil Specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will discuss soil health, the importance of getting your garden soil tested, how to take a good soil sample, and how to interpret the results of your soil sample.

7:00 PM

Lisa Fishman, Nutrition Education Professional at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will discuss how to use an electric pressure cooker to make desserts, and will demonstrate making a cheesecake.

Friday, August 6, 2021

6:00 PM

Dr. Bee Chim, Soil Specialist at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will discuss soil health, the importance of getting your garden soil tested,  how to take a good soil sample, and how to interpret the results of your soil sample.

7:00 PM

Alice Sheppard and Laura Audibert, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, will discuss the importance of pollinators and will share how to plan and plant a pollinator garden.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

1:00 PM

John Jemison, Extension Professor at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will discuss Growing CBD Hemp: What to Consider as Part of an Overall Garden Management Strategy. (1 pesticide recertification credit)

2:00 PM

Jason Lilley, Sustainable Ag Professional at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will discuss Cover Cropping for Weed Control and Prevention. (1 pesticide recertification credit)

Sunday, August 8, 2021

1:00 PM

Lisa Fishman, Nutrition Professional at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will discuss water bath canning and demonstrate canning salsa.

2:00 PM

Lisa Fishman, Nutrition Professional at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will discuss pressure canning vegetables and meat.

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