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Extending the Growing Season

Many vegetable crops are very sensitive to cold weather, and the majority of them grow only during the frost-free months of the year. This greatly limits the length of the growing season in Maine. There are several methods that you can use to help protect your plants from the cold and extend our short growing […]

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Managing Concerns About Falls: A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

Have you turned down a chance to go out with family or friends because you were concerned about falling?  Have you cut down on a favorite activity because you might fall? If so, A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls is a program for you.  A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the […]

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Leading Groups Can Be Easy! Training Series to be Offered in Machias

Have you ever been in a group and then were asked to lead it—and produce results?  People get frustrated and discouraged when groups aren’t effective. And more and more, we are asked to team up to get things done on the job, in our towns, for schools and in our communities. Is this easy?  Not […]

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4-H Gears, Pulleys and Wheels Camp in Whitneyville

Campers ages six to nine from Machias and surrounding towns spent three days beginning on July 24th exploring the world of gears, pulleys and wheels using Legos at a 4-H day camp program sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  In addition to building and learning about simple machines with the Legos, campers learned […]

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4-H Gears, Pulleys and Wheels Camp in Pleasant Point

Campers ages six to nine from Pleasant Point and Perry spent three days beginning on July 17th exploring the world of gears, pulleys and wheels using Legos at a 4-H day camp program sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  In addition to building and learning about simple machines with the Legos, campers learned […]

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Gears, Pulleys and Wheels 4-H Camp Held in Whiting

Campers ages six to nine from Whiting and surrounding towns spent three days beginning on July 10th exploring the world of gears, pulleys and wheels using Legos at a 4-H day camp program sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  In addition to building and learning about simple machines with the Legos, campers learned […]

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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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