May 5, 2020 Composting

Hi Master Gardeners,
Hope you’re enjoying the signs of spring showing up everywhere. I always count on the first week of May to bring some exciting glimpses of native flowers and swelling tree buds. We spotted one of our steadfast clumps of red trillium on our evening bike ride last night, the chartreuse green bunches of tamarack needles are pushing through and the native honeysuckle is just about to pop open.
Thank you for sharing your fun gardening anecdotes. They brighten my day and I may share some (with permission) on our FB page for others to enjoy as well.
Garden Chats – click here for the link to connect and more details. Free, open to anyone, no registration required.
  • Wednesday, May 6, 12pm: Insects with Clay Kirby, Associate Scientist & Insect Diagnostician,
  • Thursday, May 7, 6pm: Ticks with Griffin Dill, Integrated Pest Management Professional,
  • Monday, May 11, 9am: Low Input Lawns and Lawn Alternatives with Frank Wertheim, Extension Educator,
  • Wednesday, May 13, 12pm: Landscape Design with Charlene Gray, UMaine Lecturer and Academic Program Coordinator for Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture,
  • Thursday, May 14, 6pm: Native Plants with Marjorie Peronto, Extension Educator,
Zoom sessions for the remainder of May
The remainder of our spring sessions will be on zoom. Please continue to use the same link we’ve been using every week. I’ll send a compiled list of class recordings soon.

Hopefully most of this assignment will look familiar. It was all assigned for the first week we were planning on covering veggies. 😉

Carefully review our NEW resources (Victory Garden, Garden Mentorship Program, Garden Chats, Growing Maine Gardeners) and consider sharing with a gardening friend.

Please take time to carefully read at least 4 of the following resources (your choice) and quickly scroll through all of the others.

Please watch at least 3 of the following videos