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UMaine Extension offers 4-H wildlife habitat education program webinar Oct. 26

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer an online information session on the Maine 4-H chapter of the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) from 6:30–7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.   WHEP, a national program with wildlife and fisheries habitat management education programs for youth ages 8–19, is available in Maine, with training and support from UMaine […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar about creating winter holiday decorations Nov. 1

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about creating winter holiday decorations from available natural materials from 6–7:15  p.m. Nov. 1. “Tips and Tipping for Long-Lasting Holiday Decorations” will show how to harvest and handle evergreens, and how to create both traditional and contemporary decorations. Presenters […]

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UMaine Extension hybrid 4-H SPIN nature club starts Oct. 21

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a year-long nature 4-H SPIN Club to youth ages 5 to 18 who reside in Washington and York Counties beginning Oct. 21 from 6-7 p.m.  This is a hybrid club that will meet both virtually and in-person. Participants will work on phenology wheels, nature journaling, and a nature-based […]

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Making soup in an electric pressure cooker with UMaine Extension Oct. 28

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer an online class about using an electric pressure cooker for making soup from 6–7:30 p.m. on Oct. 28.  “Making Soups in an Electric Pressure Cooker” will teach participants how to prepare creamy tomato soup and Italian sausage and kale soup. Participants can select either recipe to shop for and […]

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UMaine Extension offers agricultural research updates Oct. 13

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two research updates for the agricultural industry online from 7–8 p.m. Oct. 13.  “Potato Virus Y (PVY) and the 2020 Growing Season PVY Research” will be presented online by University of Maine professor of crop ecology and management Greg Porter, followed by “Pesticides and Off-Target Movement” with UMaine […]

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4-H in Washington County – October 2021

Dates to Remember October 3-9: National 4-H Week October 6-17: Fall Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Co. October 15: 4-H Treasurer Reports Due October 15: 4-H Project Records Due October 26: Wildlife Habitat Education Program Information Session, 6:30 p.m. October 28: 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafe, 3:00 p.m. November 24: Deadline for Re-enrollment Paperwork […]

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Maine FishAbility race team to support fishermen’s association Oct. 8

Maine FishAbility, part of the Maine AgrAbility program, will sponsor a team of runners in the 2021 Maine Marathon Run for a Cause virtual relay on Oct. 8. All proceeds will support the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association’s Fishermen Wellness Program, which helps to provide safety equipment and mental health and wellness support for fishermen and […]

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UMaine Extension offers fermentation workshop Oct. 12

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar about preserving foods using fermentation from noon–12:45 p.m. Oct. 12. “Preserving the Maine Harvest: Fermenting Vegetables” will feature an exploration of the science of fermentation, a discussion and demonstration of the basic steps of making sauerkraut and tips for success in an interactive format. UMaine Extension […]

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UMaine Extension updates hay and straw directory

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has updated its hay and straw directory, which allows sellers to list and buyers to locate feed supplies for livestock, with some resources available for the 2021 harvest.  Growers should visit the site to update or add their available products. Information about forage quality testing and feed budgeting is also […]

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UMaine Extension hosts webinar about growing garlic in Maine Oct. 7 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about growing garlic from 6–7:30 p.m. Oct. 7.  “Growing Great Garlic in Maine” topics include variety choice, when to plant, scape removal, disease management and when to harvest and store garlic. Dave Fuller, UMaine Extension agriculture and nontimber forest products professional, will lead the […]

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