News & Events

Spend Fridays on the farm with UMaine Extension 4-H 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new hands-on summer learning series focused on Maine agriculture for ages 12–18.  Participants in the four-session “4-H Fridays on the Farm” program will take a tour of each participating farm’s operations, gain hands-on experience and learn what different farms across the state contribute to the Maine […]

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Joe Piscadlo

Joe Piscadlo selected as 2021 Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award recipient

The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting virtually, featuring the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award, on Tuesday, June 22, beginning at 6 p.m.   Joe Piscadlo of Lubec will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for his volunteer efforts with the Lubec Community Outreach Center Food Pantry.  This award is presented annually […]

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4-H News in Washington County – June 2021

Dates to Remember June 14: Washington County 4-H Camp in a Box Registration Opens June 14 – August 20: Virtual 4-H Summer Learning Series June 12: In-person Spring 2021 Maine 4-H Dog Clinic, UMaine’s Witter Farm, Old Town June 30: Animal Approval Forms Due July 11-August 6: 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Greenland Point Programs July […]

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UMaine Extension offers new food preservation webinar series for summer

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a new series of monthly webinars about preserving Maine foods beginning with one scheduled for noon–12:45 p.m June 15.  “Preserving the Maine Harvest” begins with a session about drying, or dehydrating, food as a preservation method. Webinars to follow will focus on boiling water bath canning, pressure canning, […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar about compost and manure for home gardens

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Extension will offer a home gardening webinar about optimizing compost and manure use in the garden from 6–7:15 p.m. June 9. “Getting the Most Out of Compost and Manure” includes what to look for when purchasing compost and manure, the benefits and considerations of each, […]

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UMaine Extension 4-H, aquaculture research hubs offer at-home aquaponics project 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is partnering with the University of Maine Center for Cooperative Aquaculture Research and UMaine Aquaculture Research Institute to offer a 4-H At-Home Aquaponics Project, an experiential learning program for youth ages 9–18 delivered virtually from June 15 to October.  The project includes learning experiences in introductory aquaponic systems and […]

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UMaine, UVM Extensions offer business course for maple syrup producers June 8–29

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of Vermont Extension will offer a weekly four-part business management class for maple syrup producers online from 7–8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays from June 8–29.  “Is My Maple Business Profitable? Finances for Maple Producers” is designed to provide financial management education for maple business owners and the skills to […]

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UMaine, UNH Extensions offer webinar on supporting pollinators May 26

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about supporting pollinators and their habitats 6–7:15 p.m. May 26. “Supporting Pollinators in Your Landscape” will focus on native pollinators and their habitat needs, with tips for plant selection, and design and maintenance of established gardens, with […]

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UMaine Extension offers ‘Recipe to Market’ online workshop May 14

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 May 14.  “Recipe to Market” is a multidisciplinary program with topics including business basics, an overview of the specialty food industry and product development process, licensing and regulations, […]

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4-H News in Washington County – May 2021

Dates to Remember April 28 – May 9: Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply Co. in Calais May 4: 4-H Teen Science Cafe– Remote Survey Techniques with Meredith Lewis, Graduate Research Assistant in Ecology and Environmental Science May 5–June 9: Virtual 4-H Citizen Science Club May 11: 4-H Teen Science Cafe – Meet Amber Gray, a Social […]

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