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4-H Afterschool Academy Training to be Held in Milbridge

Through a combination of face-to-face and web-based training, the 4-H Afterschool Academy will offer a total of 10 hours of professional development for afterschool staff. Participants will learn how to integrate 4-H and positive youth development concepts into their afterschool programs, actively engage students in 4-H Science and be introduced to 4-H Science curriculum that’s […]

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension to Offer Hands-On Food Preservation Workshops

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables?  The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer hands on food preservation workshops in several locations throughout Washington County.  The workshop will teach the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam and vegetables.  […]

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4-H Super Sitter Course Held in Machias

On July 22, 2013, 4-H volunteer Kathy Stanwood led nine youth through the 4-H Super Sitter program sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Participants reported learning first aid, diaper changing, and how to feed a baby.  They even learned what not to do when babysitting, like advertising with public flyers or giving small children […]

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias beginning in September

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a six week Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning on September 10 at the Extension office in Machias.   This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism.  The course will focus on ecological landscaping with ornamental plants.  It will not cover vegetable and fruit production.  It is open […]

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Upcoming Business Worskhop Series

Starting a Specialty Food Business Series This workshop series is presented free of charge at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office located at 28 Center Street in Machias.  Pre-registration is required.  Please register by Friday, September 20th by contacting Tara Wood at 255-3345 or by email at tara.a.wood@maine.edu. Starting a Specialty Food Business: Planning […]

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4-H Super Sitter Course to Be Offered in Machias

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Program will offer a Super Sitter Babysitting Course on Monday, July 22, 2013 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 is $15 for 4-H members and $20 for 4-H nonmembers.  […]

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Yarborough, Drummond Quoted in Press Herald Blog

A recent post on the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root,” titled “Pollination of Maine’s Wild Blueberry Crop,” contains quotes from David Yarborough, a wild blueberry specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Frank Drummond, an entomologist and blueberry pollination expert at the University of Maine.

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Master Gardener Volunteer Training to be Offered in Machias Beginning July 9th

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a six week Master Gardener Volunteer training beginning on July 9 at the Extension office in Machias. This course provides intensive instruction in horticulture and volunteerism. The course will focus on ecological landscaping with ornamental plants. It will not cover vegetable and fruit production. It is open […]

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