The PHS 4-H club in the General Assembly room at the United Nations.

4-H Club Visits the Big Apple!

The PHS 4-H Club recently returned from New York City and, according to the teens, the adventure was amazing and eye-opening. The PHS 4-H club is supported by the Portland Mentoring Alliance. The 4-H club conducts leadership activities, college preparation exercises and community service.  Teens take an annual trip to visit an urban college and […]

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sprouting seed

Publications for Spring

Spring is here and that means the planting and growing season is getting under way in some parts of our state and people are pursuing outdoor activities. We have resources to educate you about pruning trees and shrubs, starting seeds at home, insect repellents, ticks, mosquitoes and Lyme disease. Fiddlehead season is almost here, and […]

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Two New Publications: Storey’s Guides

#1113 Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs, Third Edition Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs with a focus on a sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices. Expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Great resource for beginners. 374 pages. $19.95 #1114 Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep Drawing from years of hands-on experience, […]

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Maple Syrup Publications & Videos

Maine Maple Sunday is not until March 25, but the sap is already flowing in some parts of the state. We have several publications and videos in our publications catalog worth checking out: #7036 How to Tap Maple Trees & Make Maple Syrup #7038 Maple Syrup Quality Control Manual #7041 Licensing and Regulations for Maple Syrup Processing in Maine Remember, Cooperative Extension has […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H Delegation at the 4-H Healthy Living Summit in Washington DC, in front of the White House.

4-H Healthy Living Summit

  University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H sent a delegation to the 4-H Healthy Living Summit in Washington DC for the weekend. They did two live updates on our Facebook page, check them out! Some insight from our UMaine Extension group at the 4-H Healthy Living Summit Our 4-H Healthy Living Summit delegation unveils their action plan empowering ME and you 4-H Healthy Relationships! Facebook live video! […]

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New Publications!

Bulletin #1081, Potato Farmers in Aroostook County, Maine, Should Test for Soil Sulfur and Correct As Needed Developed by Lakesh Sharma, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, and  Sukhwinder Bali, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Bulletin # 1086, Minimize Nitrogen Losses and Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency […]

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Publications for December

#4274  Food for Holiday Giving: Safety Comes First! #7011  Balsam Fir Tip Gathering #7012  Making Balsam Fir Wreaths #7117  Birdhouse Basics #7124  Birdfeeding Basics #7210  Maine Home Energy Series #9022 Staying Warm in an Unheated House And don’t forget that books make great gifts! #2033  The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity #2234  Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens #4022  So Easy to Preserve

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Giving Tuesday 2017 Tidewater Farm

Giving Tuesday 2017

Giving Tuesday, on November 28, is a wonderful opportunity to give online and support programs that have a positive impact on your community. The University of Maine Cooperative Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to Cumberland County citizens through educational programs, publications, events, and more. Please consider donating to the UMaine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, which provides education […]

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Turkey Dinner

Perfect Publications for the Holidays

It’s getting colder and the holidays are fast approaching. Be prepared with these UMaine Publications. #4213  Helpful Hints for Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving #4107  Basics for Handling Food Safely #4214  General Food Safety Tips for Preparing Food #4308  Cranberries #4045  Let’s Preserve: Cranberries #7011  Balsam Fir Tip Gathering #7012  Making Balsam Fir Wreaths #7210 Maine Home Energy Series  #3104  Money-Saving Holiday Shopping Tips […]

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Maine Food for November: Cranberries and Winter Squash

With Fall comes the arrival of local cranberries! No Fall or Winter holiday table would be complete without at least one cranberry item. Cranberries can be added to countless dishes, from quick breads, yeast breads, salads, relishes, salsas and chutneys, to soups, grain-based entrees and of course, desserts. As cranberries become available, it’s a good […]

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