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Animal Carcass Management Training October 27-29, 2020 – Highmoor Farm

The Maine Compost Team is offering an animal carcass management training. The training will prepare participants for deployment in the event of a foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreak or natural disaster to assist with the disposal of carcasses utilizing the composting process.

This is an experiential based program utilizing hands-on activities, problem solving scenarios and demonstrations that will prepare participants for actual field situations.

Training Goals:

For more information about the training, contact Mark Hutchinson at mhutch@maine.edu 207.832.0343.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Pamela Doherty at 207.832.0343  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.

 

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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Maine Compost School – June, 2020

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States.

The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators.

For more information visit the website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Mark A. King at 207.592.0455 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.

Maine Compost School – October, 2020

Maine Compost School is the longest running Compost School in the United States.

The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators.

For more information visit the website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call  Mark A. King at 207.592.0455 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.

Personal Delivery of Late Blight Information, 2020-2021

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new delivery method for Late Blight Information. A text message with the latest blight information from the hotline will be delivered directly to your cell phone. This is a one-year subscription from June 2020 to June 2021.  Available in the US and Canada.

Cooperative Extension resources on potatoes.

Preserving the Maine Harvest: July 2020 Series

July 7 – Quick Pack Pickles

July 14 – Fermenting Pickles

July 21 – Preserving Green Beans

July 28 – Freezing Maine Seafood

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: All Season Gardening

Gardening doesn’t have to stop when the traditional growing season ends in Maine. By using simple, small, movable greenhouse or low tunnel structures which we will cover how you can build for yourself, you can start growing winter greens in late summer and keep them going right through the winter. We’ll discuss how to then use the same structures to boost spring and summer season crops and cover production schedules, which hardy greens to use for winter growing and when and how to get them started.

Instructors: Frank Wertheim and Marjorie Peronto, UMaine Extension Educators

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: Choosing Native Plants for Pollinators

Learn about the important role native plants play in our ecosystems and how you can support pollinator populations in your own backyard by planting native species. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how to select native plants for pollinators and specific growing conditions for these different planting combinations. 

Instructor: Ginger Laurits, York County Master Gardener Volunteer

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: 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
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