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We’re Still Bringing You One Tomato in 2020

          The Piscataquis County UMaine Extension is excited about folks growing One Tomato! This will be our seventh year distributing tomato seedling and tips for growing them at various events and locations around Piscataquis County. According to Donna Coffin, UMaine Cooperative Extension, “If you’ve got a sunny spot and a bag […]

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Food Preservation Webinar Series

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is launching a food preservation webinar series Tuesday, May 26, at 2 p.m. The weekly series continues through Oct. 27. Join UMaine Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstrations on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. This series will take place Tuesdays at 2:00 […]

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4-H Arts and Crafts Showcase

Are you a 4-Her with an interest in arts and crafts? Has staying at home inspired you to try a new artistic hobby? Penobscot & Piscataquis 4-H wants to see what you’ve been creating! Categories: • Fiber Arts (knitting, crocheting, sewing, etc.) • Fine Arts (drawing, painting) • Sculpture (clay, woodworking, welding) • Non-traditional materials […]

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Soil Test Kits

Its that time of year when you want to test your soil and are wondering if and how it can be done this year. We have the soil sample kits available at the UMaine Cooperative Extension Office in Dover-Foxcroft. They can be found in the black mailbox outside our front door. If you are unable […]

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COVID-19 AND FOOD SAFETY FAQ

You may have questions on food safety and COVID-19, we have 2 informational flyers from NC State University below. Grocery shopping flyer Takeout flyer CDC, FDA, and USDA are not aware of any reports at this time that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging. Current evidence shows the biggest risk of […]

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Growing in a Greenhouse

Growing in a Greenhouse scheduled for March 12 in Piscataquis and March 25th in Penobscot is now canceled. We ask for your patience as we begin to process refunds for participants. Thank you for your cooperation and please do not hesitate to reach out to Anette Moulton at anette.moulton@maine.edu or 207.564.3301 if you have any […]

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Fourth Friday Plant Clinic

Got Questions About Gardening? UMaine Extension provides free research-based gardening advice to home gardeners through our Piscataquis County Office Help Desk and now through our Fourth Friday Community Plant Clinics. We use our experience, training, excellent library and online resources, to help you identify and solve issues with plants, plant diseases, weeds, good and bad […]

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4-H Food, Fun, and Fitness

  Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness 4-H SPIN Club Thursdays March 5 – April 9, 2020, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. Come be active and prepare some healthy food at the Guilford Memorial Library! Youth in grades 3, 4, and 5 will learn healthy eating and activity habits. Each week youth will play active games […]

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Sew Much Fun 4-H Quilting Class

February 18, 19, and 21, 2020 from 9 – 11 a.m. 165 E Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 4-H leaders Barbara Lockwood and Sally Downing will teach youth ages 9-18 years old the basics of quilting. Participants will make a pillowcase and if time permits a small project such as phone case, coasters, or placemat. Pre-registration […]

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Help Welcome Our New 4-H Community Education Assistant

Sheila Norman, 4-H Youth Development Professional, is pleased to announce that Emily Mott has accepted the position of 4-H Community Education Assistant at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis & Penobscot County, effective December 2, 2019. Emily will be working to support 4-H clubs, groups, and activities as a part of the UMaine Cooperative […]

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