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March 2019

Maine Vegetable and Fruit School

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Seasons Event & Conference Center, 155 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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$55
vegetables growing in hoop house

Maine Vegetable and Fruit School is hosted by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Maine Vegetable & Small Fruit Growers Association Speakers Sam Blackstone – Circle B Farms, Caribou Dr. David Handley – Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist, UMaine Cooperative Extension Mark Hutchinson – Extension Professor, UMaine Cooperative Extension Dr. Mark Hutton – Associate Dean for Research, UMaine College of Natural Sciences, Forestry & Agriculture, and Vegetable Specialist and Associate Professor of Vegetable Crops, UMaine Cooperative Extension Tori Lee Jackson – Extension Educator and Associate Professor…

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Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
UMaine Extension Androscoggin & Sagadahoc, 24 Main Street
Lisbon Falls, ME 04252 United States
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$55
a pear

Presenter/Educator Thomas Hoerth, an Adjunct Instructor with Southern Maine Community College, will lead the group in a fun, hands-on workshop where he will demonstrate proper techniques for grafting fruit trees. Each participant will be given the tools and supplies they need to graft their own pear tree (to take home) and will develop the skills to graft fruit trees on their own.

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April 2019

Intro to Soils for Farmers and Gardeners

April 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$5

What type of soil are you working with? Join us to learn about identifying soil texture, improving soil structure, and practices for building soil health.

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Cooking for Crowds – Falmouth

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 9:00am

UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$15

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers like you for a variety of food events for fundraising, fellowship, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Now there is a workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety…

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Cooking for Crowds – Falmouth

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 9:00am

UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$15

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers like you for a variety of food events for fundraising, fellowship, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Now there is a workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety…

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Building Healthy Soil for Your Farm

April 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$5
Soil scientist also known as an agronomist, looks at soil to determine its health, Virginia.

Join us for a detailed discussion of farm scale practices for building soil health, including advanced cover cropping strategies, cultivation equipment selection, reduced tillage, & more!  

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Got Hayfields and Pastures?

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$10
Hay bales in a field.

So, you have hayfields and pastures that are in need of some attention? Are you feeding your animals good quality forages? Do you want to learn what makes a good haycrop? This 3 hour workshop is for you! Join Rick Kersbergen and Gary Anderson, from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension covering topics including: Improving pasture and hayfield yield and quality Production basics for hay and baleage Understanding forage quality and using a forage analysis

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Pickling Spring Vegetables – Portland

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$25

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables?

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Landscape Design 101 (FULL)

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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FREE
flowers at tidewater farm

This workshop will highlight the principles of landscape design and how to apply these principals to design projects. Additionally, the evolution of landscape design in reaction to environmental stewardship will be discussed. The presentation  will focus on creating sustainable designs that enhance the ecosystem services provided by a landscape and will include hand-on activities Instructor – Matthew Wallhead, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist for UMaine Cooperative Extension

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Cooking for Crowds – Falmouth

April 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 8, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on April 23, 2019 at 9:00am

UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$15

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers like you for a variety of food events for fundraising, fellowship, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Now there is a workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers. This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety…

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