Table of Contents

Volunteerism

Master Gardener Volunteer Program Policy

Videos

Forms

MGV Background Check Information

County Websites


Soils

Soil and Plant Nutrition: A Gardener’s Perspective, by Lois Berg Stack, Ornamental Horticulture Specialist, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Bulletins

Videos

Additional UMaine Resources

MOFGA fact sheets – Look for

  • Using Green Manures
  • Natural Sources of Plant Nutrients
  • An Organic Farmer’s Guide to the Interpretation of a Standard Soil Test from the University of Maine

Additional Resources


Botany

Botany Primer: Understanding Botany for Nature’s Notebook (PDF), USA-NPN Education & Engagement Series, April 2015

Plant ID Resources

Other Resources


Ecology

Bulletins


Pest Management

Resources

  • Disease Cycles (password protected; Maine Master Gardeners, please see your MGV contact for the password), by Mary McKellar, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University
  • Entomology (password protected; Maine Master Gardeners, please see your MGV contact for the password), by Jeffrey Hahn, Professor and Assistant Extension Entomologist, University of Minnesota; edited by Clay Kirby, University of Maine
  • Plant Pathology (password protected; Maine Master Gardeners, please see your MGV contact for the password), by Michelle Grabowski, Regional Extension Educator, University of Minnesota; edited by Bruce Watt, University of Maine

Websites

Bulletins

Weed Management

Videos

Additional Resources


Pesticide Safety

Maine Board of Pesticide Control Pest Management Resources


Composting

Bulletins

Videos

MOFGA fact sheets – Look for

  • Composting in the Backyard or on a Small Farm

Other resources


Tree Fruits

Bulletins

Videos

Website: Growing Tree Fruits in Maine

Presentation

Additional Resources


Small Fruits

Bulletins

Videos

Additional Resources


Vegetables

Bulletins

Videos

MOFGA fact sheets — Look for

  • Basics of Organic Vegetable Gardening
  • Storing Garden Vegetables

Additional Resources


Propagation

Bulletins

Videos

MOFGA fact sheets – Look for

  • Soil-less Mixes for Vegetable Seedling Production

Additional Resources


Food Systems and Food Security

Bulletins/Fact Sheets/Handouts

Websites

Videos

Additional Resources

Food Systems Tools, courtesy of the Nourish Initiative, www.nourishlife.org


Landscape Design & Maintenance

Bulletins

Videos

Additional Resources


Lawns

White Grub information

Bulletins

Videos

Additional Resources


Plants for the Maine Landscape

Bulletins

Plants for the Native Landscape (From the GardenPro Answer Book)

Videos

Books

  • Maine Forest Service, Forest Trees of Maine, Centennial Edition also available online
  • Mittlehauset, Gregory, Rooney and Weber The Plants of Acadia National Park Orono, ME, University of Maine Press 2010 (Plants of Baxter State Park due out in 2017)
  • Lawrence Newcomb, Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide New York and Boston, Little, Brown and Co. 1977, video on how to use the guide

Additional Resources


Climate Change

Bulletins, Fact Sheets and Other Resources

Websites

Additional Resources


Food & Nutrition for the Home Gardener

These resources are included in the Master Gardener Volunteer manual for your own personal reference. Please note that Master Gardener Volunteers are not expected to relay nutrition or food safety information to the communities they serve. If there is a need for food and nutrition education in your area, please contact your local UMaine Extension county office.

Bulletins, Fact Sheets, and Other Resources

Each commodity page includes information on nutrition, varieties, storage, preparation as well as recipes.

Videos

Additional Resources

  • http://www.choosemyplate.gov/: MyPlate is the icon that reminds consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times. MyPlate emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein foods, and dairy groups to improve health. The website, ChooseMyPlate.gov provides valuable information and resources to help consumers from age 2 to 100 make healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Recipe Rainbow: Searchable database for low-cost recipes made from ingredients you have on hand (ex: beets and carrots)
  • Food Sense: Resources on how to cook healthy meals on a budget, buy and prepare whole foods, read food labels, practice safety in the kitchen, and much more.
  • Cooking Methods to Preserve Nutrients in Fruits and Vegetables
  • 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans: The Dietary Guidelines is designed for professionals to help all individuals ages 2 years and older and their families consume a healthy, nutritionally adequate diet.