Garden Weeds Identification and Management

You Can Program Series

DOVER-FOXCROFT, ME— Garden Weeds Identification and Management is the next program in the You Can series.  It will be held Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Piscataquis County Extension Office in Dover-Foxcroft. Cost is $5 and you can register through PVAEC, 48 Morton Ave., Suite M, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 or call 564-6525 or register online at

Even though times are tough, You Can sustain your family. The Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension have put together a series of workshops that will give you the skills to get started in self-sufficiency.

Home gardeners can get very discouraged when their flower and vegetable gardens are invaded by weeds. Weeds can crowd out our desirable plants by robbing the nutrients and water away from our crop plants. This class will help you identify common garden weeds, understand their growth habits and learn some techniques to reduce weed pressure in both flower and vegetable gardens.

For over thirty years Donna Coffin has been the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator for Piscataquis County. Her area of expertise includes sustainable agriculture, home horticulture and home energy. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of Maine in Animal Science in the area of animal nutrition. For over 30 years she has taught home gardeners how to have more successful gardens.

UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goal. Any person with a disability who needs accommodations for this program should contact Amanda Miles at 1-800-287-1491to discuss their needs at least 10 days in advance.

For more than 90 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land-grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county.