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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.


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Upcoming Programs:

Intermediate Beekeeping Class

March 7 – April 18, 2018
Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Washington County Extension Office, Machias

The six week Intermediate Beekeeping course is intended for the beekeeper with at least a season or two of keeping bees. This course covers fewer topics more deeply than the Beginner’s class and concentrates on keeping bees successfully in this area.  There will be a private Facebook group for the class to expand on discussions started in class, and for the instructor to post additional articles and video links, etc.


Washington County 4-H Robotics Expo

Saturday, March 10, 2018
University of Maine at Machias
Youth in grades 5 through 8 are invited to join us for a day of fun with robotics and science. In the morning, youth teams will have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of robotics and public speaking skills by presenting their projects to judges, peers and the general public. During the afternoon, youth will choose between workshops or an on-site challenge event.


Pruning Woody Landscape Plants

This workshop is geared toward the back-yard gardener as well as those working in a related field.  Topics include: introduction: essentials of pruning
pruning flowering shrubs, formative and restorative pruning of landscape trees, pruning small fruits (high bush blueberries, grapes, brambles), and pruning fruit trees, young and old. This workshop will take place at the Hancock County Extension Office in Ellsworth.


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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