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Master Gardener Volunteers Newsletter – November 2022

Table of Contents MGV CLASS MEET & GREET / FIELD TRIPS & WORKSHOPS / APPLE GLEANING / HCTC – GARDEN REVIVAL Upcoming Dates to Remember! November 11th –   Veteran’s Day (Office Closed) November 15th –   Office Closed to Public (Plumbing & Heating Repairs) November 19-20    Maine Harvest Festival – Cross Insurance Center November 24-25 […]

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Opportunity to Serve Your Community

Help Loaves and Fishes Fill the Grand! “The pantry is asking the community to fill every seat in the historic Grand theater with bags of food and funds to support our mission: ending food insecurity in Hancock County” – Andy Matthews, Loaves & Fishes Board President An Ellsworth food pantry, Loaves and Fishes, is hosting […]

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September 2022 4-H Newsletter

4-H Happenings A monthly newsletter for Hancock County 4-H Members Table of Contents Upcoming Dates| County News | Club News | State News | Leaders Meeting Minutes | Upcoming Dates to Remember September 13 – 5:30 pm – 4-H Leaders’ Meeting (Hybrid) September 26– Project Records are Due in the Extension Office October 1 – Reenrollment Begins […]

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A Letter From 4-H’er Sherry F

To thank the Hancock County 4-H Leaders Association for the wonderful travel opportunities she’s had this year, 4-H youth Sherry has shared her appreciation and experiences through the letter penned below. “I want to thank the Hancock County 4-H Leaders Association so much for making it possible for me not only to attend the National 2022 […]

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Employment Opportunities at UMaine Extension in Hancock County

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County is hiring for two positions based in the Ellsworth office: Administrative Specialist CL1 For complete job description and to apply The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Specialist CL1.  This position will provide a variety of […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Programs during COVID-19

UMaine Cooperative Extension: Responding to COVID-19 Maine Farm Product & Pick-Up Directory Learn at Home with 4-H: Educational Resources to use during school closures Victory Garden for ME – YouTube Series Gardening for Wildlife Series – (registration required) Other resources always free and available: YouTube | Publications Mondays 9:00-10:00 am: Garden Chats (weekly topic varies) 10:00 am: Mainely Dish, at-home cooking […]

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Registration Open for Upcoming Bird Workshops

Did you know the third weekend in February is both the Great Backyard Bird Count and Maine Outdoor Weekend? These are both fabulous events and Zabet NeuCollins, your community education assistant, is geeking out over it all. She has organized three workshops, open to 4-H and the general public, geared to get children pumped about […]

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Building Aquaculture Acceptance Through 4-H

4-H began at the end of the 19th century as a way to bring new agricultural techniques to farmers through rural youth programs. The reluctance of farmers to adopt new agricultural practices was circumvented by introducing youth, who were more open to new ideas, to innovative farming methods that they would then bring back to […]

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4-H Aquaculture at the Blue Hill Fair

This year, 4-H at the Blue Hill Fair, Aug. 29-Sept. 2, will include an aquaculture exhibit by youth ages 15-18 who participated in an internship at the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research in Franklin. Seven Hancock County 4-H members participated in the summer internship, where they were involved in the care of […]

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Employment Opportunity: Community Education Assistant

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County invites applications for a part-time Community Education Assistant CL2. Employee will work 16 hours per week to support the 4-H Youth Development program and 4 hours per week to support the Maine Extension Homemakers group in Hancock County. 4-H is the positive youth development program of […]

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