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Cooperative Extension in Penobscot County

Latest Past Events

Webinar: Jumping Worms and Browntail Moths


This free Zoom webinar will feature two pressing ecological concerns impacting landscapes throughout our region: jumping worms and browntail moths. State Horticulturist Gary Fish will outline how jumping worms alter soil health, gardening practices, and ecosystems. He will share latest research and suggest management strategies to mitigate their spread. Brittany Schappach, Maine State Forest Service […]

Managing Insects and Disease in the Home Garden

Old Nokomis Building 266 Williams Road, Newport

Japanese beetles, slugs, squash bugs, powdery mildew, blight, grubs . . . gardening joy can come hand-in-hand with gardening woes. This workshop will help you develop a non-chemical strategy for managing some of the common pests we encounter in Maine gardens. Presented by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Horticulturist, Kate Garland. Pre-registration required – $15/person […]


Total Eclipse Prep Party for 4-H Volunteers

On April 8, 2024, parts of Maine will experience a total solar eclipse- and this won’t happen for another 20 years! A total solar eclipse happens when the moon lies exactly between the sun and the Earth, casting its shadow on a small patch of the Earth’s surface. Does the idea of a total solar eclipse […]

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