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Late Blight in Maine – July 2012

Late Blight in Maine Late blight has just been reported in potato plantings in coastal Maine (Woolwich) and an outbreak was reported in Penobscot County says Dr. Jim Dill, UMaine Extension Pest Management Specialist. Conditions for the development of late blight have been very good in Maine and growers should be on the alert to […]

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SUMMER DAY CAMP OPENINGS IN WHITING AND JONESPORT

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is pleased to announce openings in 4-H Summer Day Camp Programs that will be held in July.  We presently have openings in the Gears, Pulleys and Wheels Camp scheduled for July 10-12 in Whiting and the Way Cool Science Camp scheduled for Fridays, July 13, 20 and 27 in […]

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4-H Super Sitter Babysitting Course to Be Offered In Machias

4-H Super Sitter Babysitting Course to Be Offered In Machias The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Program will offer a Super Sitter Babysitting Course on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Machias.  The course will take place from 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Cost for the program […]

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Master Gardener Applications Due Friday, May 18th

Reminder- Applications for the Washington County Master Gardener Volunteer Program are due at the office by the close of business on Friday, May 18th.  The application can be found below. Master Gardener Application Please call the UMaine Extension office at 207-255-3345 if you have any questions.

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Washington County Senior Companions Named to Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor

Washington County Senior Companions were honored recently by the Maine Commission for Community Service. Eleven Senior Companions were named to the Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor for volunteering  more than 500 hours to other citizens in Washington County. This group of Senior Companions donated over 11,000 hours of service during the past year.

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Enroll in UMaine Extension’s Harvest for Hunger Program

Do you grow a vegetable garden?  Would you like to grow some extra fresh produce to donate to our neighbors in need?  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension office is sponsoring the Maine Harvest for Hunger Program for Washington County.  Gardeners who sign up can receive free vegetable seeds and helpful educational newsletters. Participants will be […]

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Facts on Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads, an early spring delicacy throughout their range, are the young coiled fronds of the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris). Nearly all ferns have fiddleheads, but those of the ostrich fern are unlike any other. Ostrich fern fiddleheads, which are about an inch in diameter, can be identified by the brown papery scale-like covering on the […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a five week Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning at the end of May at the Extension office in Machias.   This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism.  The course will focus on growing fruits and vegetables.  It is open to anyone with an enthusiasm for gardening […]

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