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June 2021

One Tomato Distribution

June 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Robinsons Convenience Store, 253 Main Street
Brownville, Maine 04414
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The One TomatoTM Project is a program aimed at encouraging people to grow at least one tomato in their garden this year.  For the last seven years, the Piscataquis County Extension Association has purchased cherry tomato seedlings, that are distributed with growing information throughout the county and at our office in Dover-Foxcroft. Due to the pandemic many of the events we distributed to have been canceled, so we are planning to come to a site near you. Grocery stores, town offices,…

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One Tomato Distribution

June 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Whitney’s Market, 54 Water Street
Guilford, Maine 04443
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The One TomatoTM Project is a program aimed at encouraging people to grow at least one tomato in their garden this year.  For the last seven years, the Piscataquis County Extension Association has purchased cherry tomato seedlings, that are distributed with growing information throughout the county and at our office in Dover-Foxcroft. Due to the pandemic many of the events we distributed to have been canceled, so we are planning to come to a site near you. Grocery stores, town offices,…

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Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

June 17, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
UMaine Extension Piscataquis County, 165 East Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
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People learning how to test pressure gauges

It is important to have your dial gauge on your pressure canner checked annually for accuracy to ensure the safety of the foods you are canning.  To help get you ready for canning season Laurie Bowen will be here on Thursday June 17th from 9-2 to test your pressure canner gauge.  This service is FREE.   If you are unable to attend that day you can make arrangements to drop off your gauge for testing and to be picked up later.

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Lunch and Learn

June 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
UMaine Extension Piscataquis County, 165 East Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
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making pickles

We will be having a lunch and learn on making refrigerator pickles.  Learn how to make this delicious springtime treat.  There is no cost for this program and will last approximately a half hour.

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July 2021

Extension on the Road

July 16, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Whitney’s Market, 54 Water Street
Guilford, Maine 04443
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View from the top of Charleston Hill

We will have soil testing kits, gardening fact sheets, starting a farm, and 4-H Youth information available. Extension on the Road is a great opportunity for you to bring a diseased plant or tree branch for diagnosis … or a bug for identification … a soil test to transport to lab … etc.… and determine options available. We’ll do our best to answer your question immediately. However, sometimes we need to take more time to research your issue or to…

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Lunch and Learn Preserve Green Beans

July 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
UMaine Extension Piscataquis County, 165 East Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
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Photo by Edwin Remsberg

We will soon be harvesting those delicious green beans, a favorite summertime vegetable.  Please join us at noontime for a demonstration on freezing green beans.  We will also discuss safe and tested recipes on how to can your green beans with a pressure canner.

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August 2021

Extension on the Road

August 5, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Milo Town Office, 6 Pleasant St.
Milo, ME 04463
View from the top of Charleston Hill

We will have soil testing kits, gardening fact sheets, starting a farm, and 4-H Youth information available. Extension on the Road is a great opportunity for you to bring a diseased plant or tree branch for diagnosis … or a bug for identification … a soil test to transport to lab … etc.… and determine options available. We’ll do our best to answer your question immediately. However, sometimes we need to take more time to research your issue or to…

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Extension on the Road

August 14, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Forest Heritage Days, 130 Pritham Ave
Greenville, ME 04441
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View from the top of Charleston Hill

We will have soil testing kits, gardening fact sheets, starting a farm, and 4-H Youth information available. Extension on the Road is a great opportunity for you to bring a diseased plant or tree branch for diagnosis … or a bug for identification … a soil test to transport to lab … etc.… and determine options available. We’ll do our best to answer your question immediately. However, sometimes we need to take more time to research your issue or to…

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September 2021

Lunch and Learn Preserve Apples

September 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
UMaine Extension Piscataquis County, 165 East Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
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3 Red apples hanging on a tree

It’s that time of year to enjoy those wonderful Maine apples.  Please join us at 1:30 p.m. for a demonstration on dehydrating apples.  This is a great way to preserve the harvest that you may not have considered before.  We will review the recommended safe practices to dehydrate your harvest.  Recipes for apple products will also be available. Also available on September 23rd, free pressure gauge testing will be available from 9:00 to 2:00.  It is recommended that you have your…

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October 2021

Winter Care of Backyard Poultry

October 14, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
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UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED AT THIS TIME This program will be lead by Donna Coffin, UMaine Extension & Dr. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist. Topics will include poultry breeds housing, health, and nutrition. Also, there will be a demonstration of various waterers and lighting options along with ideas for your do-it-yourself poultry equipment. Pre-registration is required. Pre-register online or by calling 207.564.3301 or emailing extension.piscataquis@maine.edu If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation…

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