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June 2020

10 Steps to a Healthier You – Online Series

June 1 - December 31

Are you or someone you know interested in improving you and your family's health, saving money at the store, and basic nutrition tips? Our educators now have the resources to conduct EFNEP nutrition education classes at a distance with the option of classes taught one-on-one or in small groups. 10 Steps to a Healthier You - Online Series 10 lesson series – each lesson is 15-20 minutes in length Self-led online learning through interactive videos, print lessons, and worksheets Participants…

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July 2020

Preserving the Maine Harvest: Fermented Cucumber Pickles

July 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Free – $5

Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and includes a discussion and demonstration of research-based preserving methods like canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting. Participants will receive Zoom information after registering.

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Summer Series: Choosing Native Plants for Pollinators

July 20 @ 12:00 pm
Free – $5

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to select native plants for pollinators and specific growing conditions for these different planting combinations. 

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: All Things Green Beans-Canning and Freezing

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Free – $5

Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and includes a discussion and demonstration of research-based preserving methods like canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting. Participants will receive Zoom information after registering.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Freezing Maine Seafood

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Free – $5

Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom and includes a discussion and demonstration of research-based preserving methods like canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting. Participants will receive Zoom information after registering.

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August 2020

Summer Series: All Season Gardening

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $5

In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to then use season extension structures to boost spring and summer season crops and cover production schedules, which hardy greens to use for winter growing and when and how to get them started.

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Summer Series: Cover Crop and Soil Management

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $5

In this webinar, we’ll discuss fall activities that will improve soil health in your garden with a special emphasis on cover crops--what to plant, when to plant it, and how to manage it.

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Summer Series: Pain Free Gardening

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $5

In this webinar, we’ll introduce ergonomic tools and techniques to keep your flowers blooming and your vegetables ripening while keeping aches and pains at bay. 

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September 2020

Summer Series: Growing Garlic

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $5

In this webinar, we’ll discuss all aspects of garlic culture including planting stock, site selection, timing of harvest and proper drying.

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Summer Series: Root Cellaring

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free – $5

In this webinar, we’ll discuss ideal storage conditions for most of our crops, and how to create those various conditions throughout most households.

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