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UMaine Extension 4-H virtual passport club takes off April 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a virtual cultural exchange club for youth, best suited for ages 12–18 years, with its first meeting scheduled for 9:30–10:30 a.m. April 24. Additional meetings will be 9:30–10:30 a.m. May 8 and 22, and 4–5 p.m. April 29, May 13 and 27.  “4-H Virtual Passport Around the World” […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar on fiddleheads April 14

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about fiddleheads from 6–7:15  p.m. April 14. “Fiddleheads: A Spring Tradition” topics include how to properly identify, sustainably harvest and safely cook ostrich fern fiddleheads. UMaine Extension agriculture professional Dave Fuller will lead the presentation.  Registration is […]

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UMaine Extension vegetable and fruit school begins March 31

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold its annual Vegetable and Fruit School online from noon–2 p.m March 31 and April 1. Topics include new and emerging pest problems, bird management in corn, effective cultivation practices, irrigation strategies for diversified farms and fertigation for high tunnels. Presenters include experts from UMaine Extension, University of Maine, […]

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Online farming in Maine course starts March 29

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a seven-session online course for aspiring farmers starting March 29. The class meets from 5:30–7:30 p.m. twice per week through April 22. Individual consultations will be scheduled April 26 and April 29. “So You Want to Farm in Maine?” is designed for those wanting to start or expand […]

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Multiple options for Maine ‘Signs of the Seasons’ trainings

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant will offer four free ‘Signs of the Seasons’ training options for volunteer citizen scientists around the state.  The training options include: A three part webinar series from 4–5 p.m. on March 22, 24 and 26. Online training co-hosted by Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve from 3:30–5 p.m. on […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar on fruit trees March 24

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about caring for fruit trees 6–7 p.m. March 24. “Protecting Fruit Trees from Insects and Diseases” features UMaine Extension integrated pest management associate scientist Glen Koehler and UNH Extension fruit and vegetable production field specialist George […]

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Resources for maple sugaring from UMaine Extension

Maine Maple Sunday is scheduled March 27–28 and maple trees are being tapped in preparation for this traditional spring celebration.   University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers a selection of bulletins and videos relevant to Maine’s maple syrup season, such as how to plan for open-farm events during COVID-19. The publications include: Maine Maple Tours: Guidance […]

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4-H in Washington County – March 2021

Dates to Remember Tuesdays in March: 4-H Virtual Teen Science Cafes, 4:00 p.m. March 9: 4-H Winter Activity Series County Share, 5:30-6:15 p.m. April 16-18: Maine State 4-H Public Speaking Tournament April 18: 4-H Public Speaking Tournament Awards Ceremony, 4:00 p.m. April 28 – May 10: Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Co. in Calais   4-H […]

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UMaine Extension food-themed read-aloud series begins online March 9

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Washington County is offering a free, online read-aloud program for youth ages 4 to 9 beginning March 9 from 3:30–4:15 p.m. The series continues each Tuesday through April 13. “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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UMaine Extension compost webinar series starts March 11

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a three-webinar series about compost issues in agriculture and waste management from noon–1 p.m. March 11, March 23 and March 30. This compost webinar series first examines the organic certification process for compost usage with Caleb Goossen, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) organic crop and conservation specialist; […]

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