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UMaine Extension hosts Gardening Webinar Series in March and April

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a series of gardening webinars that will offer information, practical knowledge and insights for gardeners of all levels. The webinars will focus on the backyard growing of food in Maine, including cranberries, blueberries, and potatoes, and will feature expert speakers from UMaine Extension. The first webinar “Home […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H workshop explores Maine’s April Solar Eclipse

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H program is offering a free online workshop for youth ages 9-18, focused on the upcoming solar eclipse in April. The workshop will be held Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. March 21-April 11. Maine is set to experience a full solar eclipse on April 8, providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for […]

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UMaine Extension Hancock County office offers two-part pruning workshop in March

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is hosting a two-part pruning workshop, designed to provide participants with hands-on experience of pruning landscape trees, flowering shrubs, and small fruits. The comprehensive workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on March 14 and 21 at the UMaine Extension Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Road.   Led by […]

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UMaine Extension EFNEP offers free virtual nutrition courses beginning March 6

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) will offer two different four-week virtual nutrition classes beginning March 6 for Washington and Hancock County residents who meet the program requirements. “Create Better Health” is intended for young adults ages 18-24 and adults with children in the home. Participants learn about healthy […]

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Nominations sought for Norman W. Duzen community service award

The Washington County Extension Association seeks nominations for the 2024 Norman W. Duzen Volunteer Award, honoring a Washington County resident whose volunteerism has enhanced the lives of community members. Norman W. Duzen had a special place in his heart for the people of Washington County and donated many hours of his time to make their lives better. University of […]

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4-H News in Washington County – February 2024

Table of Contents Dates to Remember Cobscook Currents 4-H Club Updates Oh Yea 4-H Grows True Leaders Updates 4-H Public Speaking Workshop Washington County 4-H Public Speaking Tournament 4-H Science Fridays 4-H at Winter Family Fun Day News from the State Dates to Remember February 14 & 28: Maple Sugaring 101 February 17: 2024 Maine […]

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UMaine Extension offers free virtual farm finance workshop focused on personal communication Feb. 28

Farmers with at least five years of experience are invited to participate in a virtual, two-hour workshop focused on how individual financial values impact business planning from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 28.   Titled “Communicating about Personal Money Values,” the workshop will introduce farmers to a variety of finance-related themes. Topics include personal financial health, financial […]

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UMaine Extension offers virtual “Recipe to Market” workshop Feb. 21 

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 on Feb. 21.  Recipe to Market is a multidisciplinary program intended to introduce participants to key topics an aspiring entrepreneur needs to consider before starting a food business. […]

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UMaine Extension hosts wild blueberry conference with virtual option Feb. 17

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host its annual wild blueberry conference from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Moore Community Center, 125 State St. This year, the conference will also offer a virtual option for those unable to attend in person.  The full-day event brings together experts, researchers, growers and industry […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H Science Fridays starts Feb. 23

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H will offer 4-H Science Fridays beginning Feb. 23. Youth, ages nine to fourteen, will meet with 4-H Professional, Gabby Brodek, one Friday a month February through October on the campus of the University of Maine at Machias. This club will focus on exploring science topics and skills, spending time […]

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