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Backyard Maple, Gorham, January 29, 2022

Join experienced sugarmakers for demonstrations and discussion on all aspects of making maple syrup – the sweetest gift of nature – in your own backyard!

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Southern Maine Maple Sugarmakers Association are pleased to offer this event. In the morning participants will learn about identifying and tapping trees, collecting and boiling sap, and filtering grading and canning syrup. In the afternoon, those interested can join us at Nash Valley Farm to look at their tubing systems and discuss considerations when setting up this efficient sap collection method.

Please note, this portion of the program will be held outside in the sugarbush, so be sure to bring warm clothes, gloves, and boots. Snacks will be provided, but please plan to bring your own lunch if you plan to attend both portions of the program.

Fee: $15 – Includes Textbook: “Backyard Sugarin’ A Complete How-To Guide” by Rink Mann

Registration is required in advance. Join us for just the morning session, just the afternoon session, or join us for both with a single registration.

Schedule:

9:00 to 11:30: Getting Setup for Backyard Maple Sugaring,  Shaw Brothers Construction Company: 341 Mosher Rd, Gorham, ME 04038

12:30 to 3:00: Tubing Installation and Maintenance, Nash Valley Farm, 79 Nash Road, Windham, ME 04062.

Per University of Maine guidelines, for indoor meetings and programs, face masks are required indoors for all people regardless of vaccination status.   

The University consistently seeks to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and guidance provided by health authorities. These efforts may include policies and safeguards implemented by the University such as symptom checks, social distancing, use of facial coverings, and isolating and quarantining when required. Despite these efforts, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves. We remind participants to stay home if they are not feeling well or if they are at high risk of complications if exposed. 

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Becky Gray via email to rebecca.gray@maine.edu, or call 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.
        

 

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Oxford County Extension Association Annual Meeting 2021

The Oxford County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting virtually, December 7, 3:30 p.m.–  5:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public. In partnership with Extension staff, the executive committee of each County Extension Association provides input on local educational programming needs, helps hire staff, and oversees the county budget appropriations that support educational Extension programs for residents. The association is always looking for volunteers to lend their time and expertise.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Tayla Mann at tayla.mann@maine.edu or 207.743.6329 or 1.800.287.1482 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Snowy Winter Workshop

Sunday, January 23rd, 2021
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Oxford County Extension Office
9 Olson Road, South Paris, ME 04281
Snow Date: Sunday, February 6th

Snowflakes, Snowmen, Snow globes, and WHERE does snow come from!!!
Join us for a fun afternoon of craft and STEM activities. We will explore some fun weather facts about snow, why some flakes are big and fluffy, others fall as a light powder, how snow forms, and other weather phenomena.
Bring a favorite photo for creating your own snow globe. We will have plenty of art and craft materials to work with and some take-home activities.
This activity is designed for elementary-age youth but will be fun for all ages. A parent or club volunteer is asked to be present at the workshop.

Please register no later than January 8th, so we can plan materials, space is limited.

We hope you will make plans to join us!
Email rebecca.mosley@maine.edu with questions.
Masks are required.
Covid Protocol Reminders
If you are not feeling well OR if you answer yes to any of the questions below you should not attend.
❏ Do you have a cough or a sore throat?
❏ Do you have a fever or do you feel feverish?
❏ Do you have shortness of breath?
❏ Do you have a loss of taste or smell?
❏ Have you been around anyone exhibiting these symptoms within the past 14 days?
❏ Are you living with anyone who is sick or quarantined?

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Sara King at sara.king@maine.edu or 207.743.6329 or 1.800.287.1482 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

The University consistently seeks to take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 infections (or any other spread of disease) in accordance with applicable law, regulation, and guidance provided by health authorities. These efforts may include policies and safeguards implemented by the University such as symptom checks, social distancing, use of facial coverings, and isolating and quarantining when required. Despite these efforts, the University cannot categorically guarantee that any person entering University campuses or facilities will not contract COVID-19 or any other communicable disease and any such person must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves. 

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Contact Information

UMaine Extension Workshops, Classes, and Events
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188 or 800.287.0274 (in Maine)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System