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Cooperative Extension in Washington County


Eating Smart, Being Active Nutrition Course (virtual)

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will hold a nine-session virtual nutrition class for young adults aged 19-25 and adults with young children. The course, titled "Eating Smart, Being Active," will begin on Jan. 3 and run through the end of February. The course aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to make healthy […]


Communicating about Personal Money Values (virtual)

In farming, we often talk business. Business finances, business planning, and goal setting for business are placed front and center. But what about the personal side? Have we thought about how we get paid, how to save for vacation, and where financial planning for the future fits into the business?  Sometimes it feels taboo. For […]


Food Preservation Boiling Water Bath Canning Hands-On in Baileyville

Woodland High School 14 First Avenue, Baileyville, ME

Snow date: February 3, 2024 Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of preserving food at home using a boiling water bath canner. This workshop will provide you with the current USDA recommendation for preserving food at home […]

Free – $20

Eating Smart, Being Active Lunch & Learn in Eastport

Labor of Love Food Pantry 137 County Road, Eastport, ME, United States

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free, four-session nutrition education program to parents, guardians and young adults, ages 19-25, at the Labor of Love Food Pantry, 137 County Road, starting Jan. 23. The workshop will focus on learning healthy, budget-friendly cooking tips and preparing healthy recipes as a group. It will be held […]


Introduction to Beekeeping Course in Machias

University of Maine at Machias 116 O'Brien Avenue, Machias, United States

Wednesdays, February 7 through March 27, 2024 (eight sessions) Snow dates: April 3 & 10, 2024 6:00-7:30 p.m. University of Maine at Machias, 116 O’Brien Avenue, Machias, ME Science Building, Room 102 $75.00 per person (per couple if willing to share materials) Register Here! Registration required. Learn the basics of keeping honey bees in the […]


Starting Seeds Indoors Workshop (virtual)

Learn best practices for growing seedlings indoors. Participants will learn how to develop a personalized seed starting calendar based on Maine weather conditions and hear practical tips for the small-scale home gardener. Pre-registration is required. A recording will be shared with anyone who pre-registers for this event. Presented by Kate Garland, Horticulture Professional with the […]

2024 UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference

Moore Community Center 125 State Street, Ellsworth, ME

The full-day event brings together experts, researchers, growers and industry leaders to discuss the latest developments and innovations in the wild blueberry industry. The conference will feature informative presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities for attendees. "We are delighted to once again host the UMaine Wild Blueberry Conference and provide a platform for knowledge sharing […]

$10 – $100

Recipe to Market Workshop (virtual)

For Entrepreneurs and/or Farmers Interested in Starting a Home-based, Specialty Food Business The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s popular half-day workshop, Recipe to Market, is a multi-disciplinary workshop that covers the business and food aspects of starting a food business in Maine. This workshop will introduce participants to important topics that an aspiring entrepreneur needs […]


4-H Science Friday: Ice Cores

University of Maine at Machias 116 O'Brien Avenue, Machias, United States

Join 4-H Youth Professional, Gabby Brodek, and special guests at 4-H Science Fridays at UMM for fun science activities throughout the 2024 year! Gabby will be hosting a 4-H Science […]