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Cooperative Extension in Washington County

Pain Free Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but the physical demands of gardening get harder on the body as time goes by. You can reduce the potential of joint, muscle, or back injuries by making small changes in your gardening routines. In this workshop, we’ll introduce ergonomic tools and techniques to keep your flowers blooming and your vegetables […]

Fall Gardening Series: Backyard Composting

Home composting is fun and easy if you understand the basic principles and concepts. Composting reduces organic material entering the waste stream and provides a great soil amendment. Join UMaine Extension Educator Mark Hutchinson for this webinar to learn about best practices for managing a successful backyard compost pile! Instructor: Mark Hutchinson, UMaine Extension Educator Co-sponsor: The […]

Create Family Meals: June 9

June 9: The Nutrition Facts Label & A Well Stocked Pantry| Recipe: Banana Swirl Dessert 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 […]

Dehydrating and Freezing for Food Preservation

Thursday, September 23, 2021 6:00 – 7:30 PM The garden has produced a bounty of food, and now it’s time to preserve!  Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to learn how to safely preserve foods by blanching and freezing or by using a food dehydrator.  Freezing instructions and a dehydration food guide will be emailed following […]


Gardening Series: Hydroponics at Home Webinar

Monday, January 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM Registration deadline: 4 PM on January 24, 2022 We offer our program fee on a sliding scale ($0-10) Plants need soil, light, and water to grow, right? Maybe not… Hydroponics is the science of growing plants in water instead of soil. With a few simple tools and […]

Gardening Series: Extending the Gardening Season in New England Webinar

The growing season is short in New England, but techniques ranging from simple to ambitious can help extend it by weeks, months or even year-round. That could mean being able to grow crops you haven’t been able to before, or simply getting to grow and harvest during months previously out of reach. Season extension techniques […]

Weed Management in the Home Landscape and Garden Webinar

Join us for a discussion on Weed Management in the Home Landscape and Garden. The webinar has been approved for 1 Pesticide Recertification Credit. Topics of discussion will include: basic information on annual, perennial, and biennial weeds with examples of each information on how to identify weeds with examples of each weed control methods focused […]


Gardening Series: Preventing Wildlife Damage to Home Gardens Webinar

While viewing wildlife in their natural habitat can be fun, when wildlife invade home landscapes and gardens, they can cause major losses. Rats, mice, other rodents, and birds can dig up seeds of vegetables before they germinate. Wildlife such as raccoons, deer, rabbits, and woodchucks can eat plants, vegetables, and fruit in the garden. Learning […]

Free – $10

Gardening Webinar Series: Healthy Gardens Start with Healthy Plants

Plant shopping season is just around the corner or perhaps it has already begun! With a wide array of insects, diseases and invasive plant species to be mindful of, it’s more important than ever that gardeners know how to avoid bringing problems into their landscape. This webinar will offer tips on how to evaluate plants […]

Gardening Webinar Series: Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons, and More!

This webinar will focus on practical strategies for growing tomatoes, peppers, and melons. In addition to offering simple tips and tricks that will save you time and improve yields, our experts will share updates on new varieties trials taking place at our research farm in Monmouth, Maine. This presentation has something to offer all levels […]