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Welcome to Cooperative Extension in Washington County

Extension expert conducts research in blueberry fields; photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Washington County gives local residents access to the resources and expertise of the University of Maine. Through educational programs, publications, and events, UMaine Extension delivers unbiased, research-based information to  Washington County citizens. We can answer your questions on a wide array of topics. To find out how we can help you, browse our site, or contact us.


2016 Washington County Annual Report


Upcoming Programs:

Master Gardener Volunteer Training

The 2017 training will be held at the Hancock County Extension Office on Fridays from 8:30 am – noon, January 27th thru May 26th.  The focus of the 2017 course will be on vegetable and fruit production, ecological landscaping, and volunteerism.    Those who commit to this program  are expected to attend at least 80% of the classes,  pass the final exam, and work actively on an approved volunteer project following the course.  The training is held at the UMaine Cooperative Extension office in Hancock County, 63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth.  Volunteer projects are located throughout Hancock and Washington Counties.  For more information, click here.


Introduction to Beekeeping

The 2017 training will take place at the University of Maine at Machias on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., February 16 thru March 23.  This 5-week beginner beekeeping course will introduce you to the honey bee colony, hive management and honey production, and is taught by a Master Beekeeper with experience teaching beginner and advanced courses in downeast Maine. Registration fee includes The Bee-Sentials Field Guide by Lawrence J. Conner with Robert Muir.


Dining with Diabetes Down East

A Program for People with Diabetes and Their Families

This free program complements medical care by teaching people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers what they can do to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. UMaine Extension registered dietitian and nutritionist Alan Majka will provide presentations, lead discussions and demonstrate preparation of nutritious recipes that participants can sample. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes, and desserts.

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