Workshop: Grow Your Best Berries

The 2023 UMaine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers monthly workshop series begins on Saturday, April 8 at 10:00 AM.  Dr. David Handley will present Grow Your Best Berries at the Cooperative Extension office in Ellsworth.

Raspberries and blackberries are among the favorite fruit of Maine gardeners, but keeping the plants vigorous and productive can be a real challenge in our climate.  This workshop will take a detailed look at growing raspberries and blackberries, including variety selection, planting, pruning, trellising and pest management, to help you have a successful harvest of these fruits.  Weather permitting, the session will include demonstration in the garden after David’s presentation of information in the classroom.

Registration is required for this free workshop by emailing: or calling 207.667.8212.  Space is limited.

Once each month through the growing season, a Saturday morning workshop on a gardening topic will be presented at the UMaine Cooperative Extension office, 63 Boggy Brook Road in Ellsworth.

For more information about this program, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sue Baez at 207-667-8212.