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4-H News in Washington County – July 2020

Dates to Remember July 14- Food and Fun Read Aloud Program July 15-August 1: Upload to Virtual 4-H Exhibit Hall July 16: 4-H Volunteer Share Fair, 7:00 p.m.  July 21- Food and Fun Read Aloud Program July 28-Food and Fun Read Aloud Program July 31: Deadline to submit photos for the Washington County 4-H Photo […]

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UMaine Extension to host wild blueberry virtual field days in July

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting weekly wild blueberry virtual field days 5–6:30 p.m. Thursdays from July 9 to July 30. Lily Calderwood, an assistant professor of horticulture with UMaine Extension, will begin by leading a session about weeds, mulch and fertilizers applied to leaves.  The sessions are free and require no registration. More […]

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Choosing native plants for pollinators with UMaine Extension July 20

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about selecting native plants for a pollinator-friendly garden noon–1 p.m July 20. “Choosing Native Plants for Pollinators” will inform participants about how to select native plants for pollinators and specific growing conditions for different planting combinations, as well as offer time for questions. UMaine Extension Master […]

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Harvesting Maine wild blueberries in the time of COVID-19

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host a discussion about the process of safely harvesting Maine wild blueberries during COVID-19 from noon–1 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. All Maine wild blueberry growers are invited to join the discussion by Zoom or phone for updates on ways to minimize the spread of COVID-19 during harvest. UMaine Extension […]

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UMaine Extension, Porter Memorial Library to offer virtual read-aloud program

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program and Porter Memorial Library will offer a free online food-themed reading group for children ages 5–12 and their caregivers.  The program begins Tuesday, July 7, and continues weekly through Aug. 4, from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. each session. Each session will feature a read-aloud […]

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UMaine Extension Food Preservation Webinar – July Topics

It’s officially summer in Maine, and that means lots of great produce will soon be filling our gardens and farm stands. Be ready to capture that local bounty with four new food preservation webinars from UMaine Extension staff. These 45-minute sessions are full of useful ways to preserve local food with safety and flavor in […]

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UMaine Extension offers online nutrition series for Washington County families

Machias, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free, self-paced, three-part online nutrition series for Washington County parents and adults with children living at home. “Eating Your Way” includes information on nutrition, simple cooking demonstrations, and child-friendly nutrition resources. On completion of the series, participants will receive a gift bag including a cookbook […]

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UMaine Extension offers webinar on ticks in Maine June 25

Ticks in Maine will be the focus of a free University of Maine Cooperative Extension webinar on Thursday, June 25 from 1–2:30 p.m., led by Griffin Dill and Dr. Beatrice Szantyr. Dill is the manager of the Tick Lab at Cooperative Extension Diagnostic and Research Laboratory. Dill coordinates the Integrated Tick Management Program, including the […]

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4-H News in Washington County – June 2020

Dates to Remember June 9: QuaranTEEN Virtual Science Café: “Mapping of Natural Disaster Prone Areas” with Dr. Tora Johnson June 12: 4-H At-Home June Jamboree Begins  June 15: Deadline to submit entries for the Washington County 4-H Arts and Crafts Showcase June 15: Deadline to submit photos for the 4-H “Learn at Home” Bingo for April […]

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Ken and Joyce Getchell Selected as the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award Recipient

The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting featuring volunteer recognition awards on Tuesday, June 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. virtually using ZOOM technology.  Participants must register at https://extension.umaine.edu/washington/wcea-annual-meeting-2020/ by June 11th to receive the connection link and password and be signed up for the door prize drawing of a $25 L.L. Bean Gift […]

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