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Cumberland County Master Gardener Calendar Raffle

How does the calendar raffle work?
During the month of June, we will anonymously select one raffle ticket per day and the winner will receive the prize(s) listed for that day in the calendar. All raffle tickets drawn will be thrown back in, giving everyone multiple chances to win! The more raffle tickets you purchase, the greater the chance you’ll win at least one day.

How can I purchase raffle tickets?
You may purchase raffle tickets online using this registration page or mail in a completed Entry Form (PDF) along with a check.

For more information or questions, contact Pamela Hargest at pamela.hargest@maine.edu or 207-781-6099.  Download and print a copy of the Master Gardener Raffle Calendar (PDF).

 

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Planning Your Cover Cropping System – August 12, 2020

Adding diversity to a cover cropping system can increase the benefits to your soils, crop production, and farm ecosystem. Join Jason Lilley from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to discuss key considerations for planning a diverse cover cropping system. In this meeting, we will highlight several cover crop options that work throughout various cropping systems.

August 12, 6:00 – 7:30

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Becky Gray at rebecca.gray@maine.edu or call 207.781-6099 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.

Preserving the Maine Harvest: August 2020 Series

August 4 – Freezing Fruit

August 11 – Atmospheric Steam Canning

August 18 – Freezing Tomatoes and Freezing Corn

August 25 – Canning Salsa and Tomatoes

For more information about food preservation workshops, visit the UMaine Extension Food & Health website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Kate McCarty at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.147 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Summer Gardening Series: Cover Crop and Soil Management

Have you ever wondered what you can do in the fall to prepare your garden for the next year? Join us for a discussion about fall activities that will improve soil health in your garden. A special emphasis will be put on cover crops for the home gardener, including what to plant, when to plant it and how to manage it.

Instructor: Caragh Fitzgerald, Associate Extension Professor

If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at pamela.hargest@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

 

Summer Gardening Series: Growing Garlic

Garlic is an easy-to-grow fall-planted crop that is great for you and makes almost everything taste better. Learn all aspects of garlic culture including planting stock, site selection, timing of harvest and proper drying with our garlic expert, Dave Fuller who has 25 years of experience growing garlic and has conducted research on hardneck garlic for the last 8 years.

Instructor: David Fuller, UMaine Agriculture and Non-Timber Products Professional

If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at pamela.hargest@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Summer Gardening Series: Pain Free Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but the physical demands of gardening get harder on the body as time goes by. You can reduce the potential of joint, muscle, or back injuries by making small changes in your gardening routines. In this workshop, we’ll introduce ergonomic tools and techniques to keep your flowers blooming and your vegetables ripening while keeping aches and pains at bay. 

Instructor: Ellen Gibson, Maine AgrAbility Program

If you are a person with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at pamela.hargest@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

 

Summer Gardening Series: Root Cellaring

Root Cellaring is a low energy method for storing your fresh produce into the winter. In this talk we’ll discuss the ideal storage conditions for most of our crops, and how to create those various conditions throughout most households. While we will touch on specialized outbuilding structures for root cellaring, the focus will be on cheap and simple modifications to your garden or areas of your homes to optimize produce storage length and quality.

Instructor: Jason Lilley, UMaine Extension Sustainable Agriculture Professional

If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Pamela Hargest, UMaine Extension Horticulture Professional,  at pamela.hargest@maine.edu or 207.781.6099 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.


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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