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May 2020

Gardening Forever – CANCELED

May 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
UMaine Extension Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605-9540 United States
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Free

Gardening Forever is an appropriate label since Ms. Gibson of the Maine AgrAbility Program promotes scaling gardens to one's ability to tend them and proper tool use/ergonomics.  The session will include hands-on application as well as a time for Q & A While it may be of greatest interest to gardeners who are experiencing physical challenges, the youngest of gardeners can benefit by applying the approaches and enjoying a lifetime of benefits. Pre-registration is required - space is limited call: …

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June 2020

4-H At-Home June Jamboree

June 12 - June 30
Free
Two 4-H'ers experimenting with Batteries at the June Jamboree

4-H June Jamboree is an annual event hosted by Hancock County 4-H. It is open to ALL 4-H members, friends, and family in Hancock and neighboring counties. June Jamboree features a weekend of hands-on workshops for kids and is typically held at the Blue Hill Fairgrounds during the first weekend in June, with overnight camping available. This year, we're celebrating June Jamboree from home, but together, for the entire month, June 12th through July 4th. We hope that you and…

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August 2020

4-H Photo Contest

August 1 - August 31
Horse in Barn, a photo taken by Zoe from Rails'n'Trails

The 2020 4-H Photo Contest is underway. Please submit photos before August 31st, 2020! Photos will be displayed virtually on our website and Facebook page. More information here.

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4-H Photo Contest Deadline!

August 31
Photo Contest 2019

The 2020 4-H Photo Contest is underway. Photos will be displayed virtually on our website and Facebook page. Submit your photos for the 2020 4-H Photo Contest by 11:59 p.m. on August 31st, 2020! Submit photos here.

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September 2020

Blue Hill Fair

September 3 - September 7
Presenting Goats at the Blue Hill Fair

Exhibit your projects at in the 4-H exhibit hall during the Blue Hill Fair. More details TBA soon.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Pressure Canning Soups/Stocks – Webinar

September 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5
Canning Soups/Stocks

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season.  In this session: Demonstrate how to can soups and stocks in a pressure canner Discuss canning stock “dos and don’ts” Answer your questions Pre-registration is required More webinars in this series: Sept 22nd - Fermenting Vegetables Sept 29th - Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Fermenting Vegetables – Webinar

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5
cabbage

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season.  In this session: Demonstrate fermenting sauerkraut Explain the science of fermentation Discuss steps to success Answer your questions Pre-registration is required More webinars in this series: Sept 29th – Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables

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Preserving the Harvest – Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables – Webinar

September 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$5
apples

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. In this session, you'll learn about: Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables Demonstrate how to dehydrate fruits and vegetables Discuss uses for dehydrated foods Answer your questions Pre-registration required

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October 2020

Project Records

October 2

Start keeping records of your projects now. New this year: cash prizes for youth who submit project records! More details TBA.

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Cloverfest

October 23
Chewonki educator talks about Owls

Join us for the annual celebration of the 4-H year, with entertainment and awards. More details TBA soon.

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