a basket of vegetables from a harvest from the garden along with jars of preserved sauce made from the vegetables

UMaine Extension offers food preserving program for youth

Falmouth, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a series of gardening and food preservation workshops in Falmouth for youth ages 9 and up beginning Thursday, July 16, 9-11 a.m. and continuing on consecutive Tuesdays through August 6. Blueberry jam, pickles, and tomato sauce—all of these foods can be made from scratch with […]

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UMaine Extension offers no-till training at Stonecipher Farm

Bowdoinham, Maine – The Maine New Farmers Project at University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a farm visit on June 19, 2024 from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Stonecipher Farm, 1186 River Road, Bowdoinham. Farmer/owner Ian Jerolmack will discuss no-till farming techniques and marketing. This event is geared toward people interested in starting […]

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2023 Twilight Meeting Series attendees at Hardy Farm.

Pasture Walk Series

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes local farmers, service providers, and Ag stakeholders to participate in the 2024 Maine Pasture Walk Series. Five events, all of which will start at 11 a.m., will be held on the following days and farms: The Milkhouse, 445 South Monmouth Rd., Monmouth, July 10. Springside Farm, 577 Anson […]

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Washington County Extension Association recognizes volunteers at annual meeting

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension recently hosted an annual meeting of the Washington County Extension Association (WCEA)  featuring highlights of 4-H national trips and a volunteer award ceremony on the campus of the University of Maine at Machias. During the annual meeting of the WCEA, members and residents voted on the 2025 […]

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UMaine Extension offers beginner cheesemaking workshop on June 11

Orono, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a one-day, hands-on workshop to learn the basics of cheesemaking from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on June 11 at the UMaine Commercial Kitchen, Rm 160, Hitchner Hall, 7 Portage Road in Orono. Using common household equipment and utensils, participants will make quick mozzarella and ricotta cheeses. […]

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Volunteer Kate Fergola from Northern Light Mayo Hospital helps Extension Community Education Assistant Laurie Bowen hand out tomato seedlings during the 2023 Black Fly Festival in Milo

UMaine Extension to distribute tomato seedlings in Piscataquis County May 28-June 5

Dover-Foxcroft, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be giving away tomato seedlings at various locations in Piscataquis County May 28 – June 5. Distribution sites will include Abbot, Dover-Foxcroft, Greenville, Monson, Guilford, Sangerville and Milo. Seedlings can also be picked up at the Piscataquis County office during regular office hours May 29-31 […]

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Waldo County 4-H hosts craft night for youth

Waldo, Maine — Waldo County 4-H is hosting a craft night for youth ages 5-18 on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office, 992 Waterville Rd., Waldo. Youth will be able to choose from a variety of craft supplies and stations, including barn quilt painting, flower printing, […]

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UMaine Extension offers sheep shearing school on May 25 and 26

Belgrade, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a sheep shearing school on May 25 and 26 at Sunrise Farm and North Belgrade Community Center, 508 Smithfield Rd in Belgrade. The two-day workshop is aimed at individuals interested in learning to shear sheep on the producer or professional level. Topics covered during […]

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