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UMaine Extension wild blueberry Downeast IPM meeting June 9 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days continue 2–4 p.m. June 9 at Harmon Mountain Farm, 2001 Northfield Road, Northfield. The Downeast IPM field meeting will focus on pest and crop management on a farm that specializes in wild blueberries, along with a heritage apple orchard. UMaine Extension wild blueberry specialist and University […]

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UMaine Extension hosts interactive Maine plant sales map 

May and early June mark the planting season in Maine gardens, and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program is again hosting an interactive plant sales map.   The 2022 Spring Plant Sale Fundraisers in Maine map listings are alphabetical by date. Find more information about the map and how to add a group’s […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H, UMaine aquaculture research staff win national award

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H youth development professional Carla Scocchi is the recipient of the 2021 Denise Miller National 4-H Innovator Award presented by the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals. The award “recognizes an individual or team who exemplifies innovation, accomplishment, and commitment in the design and delivery of a unique […]

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4-H News in Washington County – May 2022

Dates to Remember April 26-May 8: Paper Clover Campaign, Tractor Supply Co., Calais May 15: Deadline for Maine App Challenge May 26: A Year in Nature SPIN Club Virtual Meeting May 26: 4-H for All SPIN Club June 1: 2021 Fryeburg Fair Market Lamb Intent form Due June 11: A Year in Nature SPIN Club […]

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UMaine Extension tractor safety workshop May 25

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a tractor safety workshop, 2–6 p.m. May 25 at Beech Hill Farm, College of the Atlantic, 171 Beech Hill Road, Mount Desert.   Participants in the 2022 Tractor Safety Workshop will learn how to identify common farm and tractor hazards; minimize the chance of accidents; better understand farm equipment and its […]

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UMaine Extension hosts farm-to-table camp at Rogers Farm in Old Town

University of Maine Cooperative Extension master gardener volunteers, UMaine Extension 4-H staff and Rob Dumas, UMaine food science innovation coordinator and chef, are hosting a farm-to-table summer camp Aug.1–5, 7:45 a.m.–noon, at Rogers Farm, 914 Bennoch Road, Old Town. Registration is required by May 20. “Farm-to-Table Camp at Rogers Farm” is for youth ages 9–12 […]

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UMaine Extension greenhouse plastic recycling program opens April 19

University of Maine Cooperative Extension expects to open its Greenhouse Plastic Recycling (GPR) program April 19 with drop-off sites available statewide through November 21.  Plastic eligible for recycling is clear, low-density polyethylene #4 (LDPE #4) used to cover greenhouses, high tunnels, hoop houses and other agricultural structures. The program will also accept white overwintering plastic […]

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4-H in Washington County – April 2022

Dates to Remember April 12-May 17: Tidepool Immersion Discovery + Ecology Workshop Series April 18-19: Maine 4-H Agriculture Symposium April 19 & 22: Wildlife Workshop with WHEP and Maine 4-H April 22 to May 8: Paper Clover Campaign April 23: 2022 Maine 4-H Dairy Judging Contest April 28: 4-H for All SPIN Club May 1: […]

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UMaine Extension landscape design webinar April 29 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about designing welcoming landscapes, noon–1:15 p.m. April 29.  “Designing Welcoming Landscapes” will offer an overview of questions and considerations when evaluating a garden space, with specific examples of ways to make landscapes more fun, comfortable and safe for all ages. Clair Ackroyd, garden […]

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