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October 2018

5-Week Beginner Bee School

October 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Springvale Public Library, 443 Main Street
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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$95
bee on sunflower

First class is on October 3. Additional classes meet on October 10, 17, 24 & November 7, 2018. Participants in this 5-week introductory beekeeping course will learn about the honey bee colony; constructing hives; spring, summer and fall management; honey production; wintering hives; identification and control of brood diseases; and parasites and predators. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will also have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience. Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry…

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“So, You Want to Farm in Maine?” Course – Southern Maine

October 9, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$50.00
Farmer with tray of lettuce, standing in a field

A 5-part course held in Falmouth to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to start, adapt, and maintain a profitable land-based business. October 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 2018 This multi-session course is designed for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby to a profitable business. Successful completion of this course qualifies participants for FSA Borrower Training Credit. Textbook: Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sara Aubrey Cost: $50 per person (includes…

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November 2018

Beginning Sheep Farmer Workshop

November 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County, 15 Oak Street, Suite 302
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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Free
carving roast lamb

Sheep 101 Program The University of Maine will be hosting Sheep 101, a new sheep farmers workshop, beginning November 5, 2018 in five counties. The workshop is designed to educate new sheep farmers or anyone wanting to learn more about sheep breed selection, husbandry, health, nutrition, reproduction, housing, and handling. Dr. Colt Knight will go over basics of sheep production, and also provide insight on the lamb market in the USA. This workshop will cover basics in lamb preparation, especially…

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February 2019

5-Week Beginner Bee School

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Participants in this 5-week introductory beekeeping course will learn about the honey bee colony, constructing hives, spring, summer and fall management, honey production, wintering hives, identification and control of brood diseases, and parasites and predators. Through the York County Beekeepers Association, students will also have the opportunity to visit local hives for observation and hands-on experience. Beginner Bee School instructor is Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former Vice President of the Maine State Beekeepers Association.

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May 2019

York County Master Gardener Plant Sale 2019

May 18 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension York County, 15 Oak Street, Suite 302
Springvale, ME 04083 United States
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Annuals, Perennials, Vegetables, Herbs, Shrubs, Native Plants and more! Gently used Gardening Books and Tools Master Gardener Volunteers to offer Expert advice and answer your Questions! Information about Maine Harvest for Hunger, Kids Can Grow and other Master Gardener Volunteer programs Proceeds benefit York County Master Gardner Volunteer projects in your community For more information call 207.324.2814 or 1.800.287.1535(in Maine) or email: extension.york@maine.edu

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