UMaine Extension Demonstration Garden

Raised bed
Raised bed

UMaine Cooperative Extension Piscataquis County is happy to announce, back by popular demand, the gardening with raised beds series.  This year Master Gardener Volunteer, Dotty Hadler and Janet Yelch-Weatherbee will teach you how to go from start to finish, or more appropriately, from boards to harvest.  In this series you will learn, hands-on, how to build, plant, maintain, and harvest from raised beds.

If you are interested in viewing last years garden, visit us on Facebook.

For UMaine Extension staff and local Master Gardeners to care for the garden as a group and give monthly classes to show local county citizens how to successfully grow produce in a raised bed or container garden.

UMaine Extension Piscataquis County Office
Court House Complex
165 East Main Street Dover-Foxcroft
The garden is to the left of the building.

Session 1 – Building a Raised Bed
Thursday May 10th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Rain Date: Friday May 11th at 3:00 pm

Session 2 – Starting your Garden
Thursday June 7th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Rain Date: Friday June 8th at 3:00 pm

Session 3 – Caring for your Garden
Thursday July 12th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Rain Date: Friday July 13th at 3:00 pm

Session 4 – Using your Harvest
Thursday August 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Rain Date: Friday August 10th at 3:00 pm
With special guest Felicia Dumont, Nutrition Associate

Session 5 – Preserving your Harvest
Thursday September 13th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Rain Date: Friday Septmeber 14th at 3:00 pm
With special guest Jane Conroy, Extension Educator

To register for sessions, please call the office at (207) 564-3301 or email with your name, address, phone number and the session you are interested in.