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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar on supporting pollinators May 26

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about supporting pollinators and their habitats 6–7:15 p.m. May 26. “Supporting Pollinators in Your Landscape” will focus on native pollinators and their habitat needs, with tips for plant selection, and design and maintenance of established gardens, with […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Recipe to Market’ online workshop May 14

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online workshop for entrepreneurs and farmers interested in starting a home-based, specialty food business in Maine from 9 a.m.–noon May 14.  “Recipe to Market” is a multidisciplinary program with topics including business basics, an overview of the specialty food industry and product development process, licensing and regulations, […]

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4-H News in Washington County – May 2021

Dates to Remember April 28 – May 9: Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Co. in Calais May 4: 4-H Teen Science Cafe– Remote Survey Techniques with Meredith Lewis, Graduate Research Assistant in Ecology and Environmental Science May 5–June 9: Virtual 4-H Citizen Science Club May 11: 4-H Teen Science Cafe – Meet Amber Gray, a Social […]

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Weed-free garden preparation with UMaine, UNH Extensions

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners on garden preparation to deter weeds from 6–7:15 p.m., May 12. “Preparing Your Garden Site: Getting Ahead of Weeds” will cover practices such as tarping, deep tillage, double-digging, sheet mulching and raised beds. Nick Rowley, UNH […]

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UMaine Extension releases 2020 Maine tick program data

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tick Lab 2020 Surveillance Program data is now compiled and available on the Maine Tick Data webpage.  In 2019, the UMaine Extension Tick Lab began testing tick samples for Lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis; the three most common tick-borne diseases. In 2020, an additional testing panel was added to screen […]

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UMaine Extension food-themed read-aloud series begins online May 4

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Washington County is offering a free, online read-aloud program for youth ages 4 to 9 beginning May 4 from 3:30–4:15 p.m. The series continues each Tuesday through June 8. “Food, Fun, and Reading” will feature an interactive activity about MyPlate, based on the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture nutrition […]

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Maine AgrAbility offers free fuel identification stickers

Maine AgrAbility has designed fuel identification stickers for use on farm tractors to help prevent potential mechanical issues and production downtime if the wrong fuel is mistakenly used.  Request free fuel identification stickers and view all available safety stickers on the Maine AgrAbility website. For more information about the program, call 207.944.1533 or email maine.agrability@maine.edu.  […]

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UMaine Extension offers healthy recipe series for families online

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a free, online nutrition series for families in Washington, Hancock, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties from 3:30–4:30 p.m. starting May 5, continuing each Thursday through June 23. “Create Family Meals” will include family-friendly recipes and tips for making healthy meal choices. Participants who join four or more classes will […]

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New UMaine Extension publication for spring plant sale donors, buyers 

With gardeners planning for spring planting and local plant sales, a new publication from University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers guidance for plant sale donors, buyers and organizers. “Best Practices for Plant Sale Donors and Buyers in Maine” provides recommendations for preparing plants for group sales, how to be sure donations and purchases follow state […]

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New UMaine Extension video series goes from farm to table fare

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has a new video series designed for the at-home cook who wants to learn more about preparing and cooking locally sourced meat. “From Farm to Table Fare” is a seven-video series featuring topics such as preparing market and boneless cuts from a whole chicken, selecting and grinding cuts of beef, […]

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