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Gardens are Growing! Have You Gotten your Pressure Gauge Tested?

Gardens are growing and that means it will be time to start canning and preserving the harvest soon! Did you know you can get your pressure canner gauge tested at your local University of Maine Cooperative Extension for free. A list of who to contact to have your dial gauge tested can be found Here. The […]

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Class Options

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is free to income-eligible adults with children, or young adults 19-25 years old, and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start. All classes include recipes, choosing healthy foods, smart food shopping, food safety, and healthy activities. Participants receive […]

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Nutrition Education Classes with EFNEP

Have you been wondering how to make your family’s meals healthier while also saving money at the grocery store? Have you thought about how to get more physical activity into your day? The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program has a few options that may fit into your schedule. Check out our Adult Classes EFNEP […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H, aquaculture research hubs offer at-home aquaponics project

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is partnering with the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute to offer a 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project, an experiential learning program for youth ages 9–18 delivered virtually from June 15 to October. The project includes learning experiences in introductory aquaponic systems and […]

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UMaine, UVM Extensions offer business course for maple syrup producers June 8–29

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension will offer a weekly four-part business management class for maple syrup producers online from 7–8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 8–29. “Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers” is designed to provide financial management education for maple business owners and the skills to […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar on supporting pollinators May 26

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about supporting pollinators and their habitats 6–7:15 p.m. May 26. “Supporting Pollinators in Your Landscape” will focus on native pollinators and their habitat needs, with tips for plant selection, and design and maintenance of established gardens, […]

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Weed-free garden preparation with UMaine, UNH Extensions

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners on garden preparation to deter weeds from 6–7:15 p.m., May 12. “Preparing Your Garden Site: Getting Ahead of Weeds” will cover practices such as tarping, deep tillage, double-digging, sheet mulching, and raised beds. Nick Rowley, UNH […]

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Gardening Webinar Series

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension for a gardening webinar series this winter and spring! Beginning April 14, the spring portion of this series will take place every other Wednesday at 6:00 PM until June 23. These one-hour and 15-minute webinars will include a 40-minute presentation, […]

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Maine Extension Homemakers’ Newsletter Has Gone Digital

Hi Everyone, I’m pleased to announce that the Maine Extension Homemakers Newsletter is now available online. Woohoo! View the Spring 2021 issue! As new issues are added, they will appear in a list in the left-hand column. You are welcome to share these URLs! Staff are welcome to share links to individual articles in social […]

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