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UMaine Extension and MOFGA offer backyard orchard webinar Oct. 7

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will offer a webinar on planning for backyard fruit trees noon–1 p.m. Oct. 7. “Planning Your Backyard Orchard” will explore selecting planting sites, deciding on rootstocks and tree size, choosing and sourcing varieties, site preparation and best planting practices, and caring for young fruit trees. […]

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4-H News in Washington County – September 2020

Dates to Remember September 15: Entries Due for Dog Photo Contest (see state news #1) September 30: 4-H Project Records Due September 30: 4-H Club Treasurer Report  Due October 6-10: National 4-H Week November 25: Deadline for Reenrollment Paperwork December 31: Final Deadline for Reenrollment Paperwork   Return to In-Person 4-H Programming We are pleased to announce that we […]

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UMaine Extension Food Preservation Webinar – September Topics

September brings the best of summer and fall produce in Maine. Five new food preservation webinars from UMaine Extension staff will help you preserve local food with safety and flavor in mind. Learn from the experts in these 45-minute sessions. The new topics for September are: September 1 – Canning Relish September 8 – Preserving […]

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UMaine Extension Welcomes Brittany Foster, 4-H Youth Development Professional

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program welcomes Brittany Foster to the Washington County office as the new 4-H Youth Development Professional! Brittany comes to us from Waco, TX. In her role, she will coordinate and manage the countywide 4-H program including partnerships with schools, afterschool programs and 4-H clubs. In addition Brittany will […]

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Growing garlic in Maine with UMaine Extension Sept. 14

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about growing garlic in Maine noon–1 p.m. Sept. 14. “Growing Garlic in Maine” topics will include planting stock, site selection, timing of harvest and proper drying. The webinar will be led by UMaine Extension agriculture and non-timber forest products professional David Fuller, who has grown garlic […]

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UMaine Extension offers new food preservation webinars in September

September brings the bounty of both summer and fall produce to Maine. Five new food preservation webinars from University of Maine Cooperative Extension focus on preserving local food with safety and flavor in mind.  Canning relish is the topic 2–2:45 p.m. Sept. 1. Other webinars in the series will focus on preserving apples, which will […]

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UMaine Extension offers new pesticide applicator recertification resource

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a new training video for pesticide applicators seeking recertification credits. “Sprayer Calibration” is now available for viewing, along with instructions for accessing the one-credit quiz and other current pesticide applicator recertification training videos. Quiz results are shared with the Maine Board of Pesticides Control. For more information or […]

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UMaine Extension offers webinar on pain-free gardening Aug. 31

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about ways to address the physical strain of gardening, noon–1 p.m. Aug. 31. “Pain-free Gardening,” led by Maine AgrAbility specialist Ellen Gibson, will include discussions about ergonomics and tool choices, and demonstrations of safely bending, stretching and getting your body ready to garden. Registration is required; […]

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UMaine Extension offers pollinator-friendly garden certification

Gardens created to attract essential pollinators are the focus of a new pollinator-friendly garden certification available from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program. Pollinator-friendly gardens provide food and habitat for native insects and animals in a dedicated garden space. Maine gardeners can apply to have existing or new gardens certified when […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H virtual exhibit hall open through Sept. 15

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Maine Cooperative Extension created a virtual exhibit hall for Maine 4-H members in lieu of traditional exhibits normally shown during fair season.  UMaine Extension 4-H members from across the state have entered over 180 projects to this inaugural Maine State Virtual Fair, ranging from art to building […]

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