July 2017 York County 4-H News

July 10th, 2017 12:25 PM

Club News:

 Acton Homesteaders

Acton Homesteaders 4-H Club fundraiser

Acton Homesteaders have been busy working with the Forgotten Initiative to provide goodie bags for kiddos in Foster Care at the bicycle event (32 kids received new bikes and helmets!) On June 17th Aubuchan Hardware had our club over to host a BBQ and Bottle drive. It was a lot of fun! We have been studying chickens and are looking forward to showing off our knowledge at the fairs!

Lucky Charms

Lucky Charms 4-H members learning CPR

At the club meeting on June 9th, Tia pass taught us about CPR and first aid.

At the club meeting on June 23rd, we discussed participating in the Strutt Your Mutt walk again. Our July 28th meeting will be our planning meeting for the walk.
On June 28th at the Acton Fairgrounds from 6-8 there is a Sheep Demo and the Maling’s will be there with sheep.
Ossipee Valley Fair is July 6-9. Our goat and sheep kids showed Saturday.
The club will be setting up a poultry demo for the kids who would like to learn how to show their poultry this year.
Cortney has a surf class possible for the club, she will be giving us a choice of dates. 

4 Leaf Clover

The club planted flowers around Shapleigh to beautify their community.  Afterwards they enjoyed ice cream!
Boots and Buckles

Boots N Buckles have been busy. We ran the food booth as a fundraiser for two Sunday’s at Mousam Saddle and Harness Club in Kennebunk. We also were there supporting our two members Hailey & Mareea. They did fabulous and both went home many blue ribbons! Congrats girls!

Kidding Around

Llama and member Kidding Around 4-H Club

In June, Kidding Around 4-H Club met on the 26th at Nate’s grandparents’ house.  We learned all about Llamas with Gidget the llama as our guest star.  The kids all took turns walking her in the field. Also in attendance were Nilla and Pearl the pug mix puppies, both of whom are just around 8 weeks old.  We talked about the Ossipee Valley Fair Exhibit Hall and getting our paperwork ready for the Fair Season.

Club member, Riley, attended 4-H@UMaine and experienced college life by taking “classes” from University of Maine professors.

Nature Kids

Nature Kids make aprons during June meeting.

 Nature Kids made aprons at their last meeting.  Members are looking forward to wearing their new aprons when they work in the Acton Fair 4-H food booth.

Mane Moxie

Mane Moxie visited the center for wildlife in York for their field trip. The members were able to get up close and personal with many different animals such as porcupines, reptiles, owls, vultures and much more. Our members had voted to donate needed items to the center for wildlife. Members brought their donations the day of our trip and it made many of the animals so happy especially Henry the porcupine.

4-H Dog Clinic

Dog clinic

The 4-H dog clinic was held on Monday, June 26, in Buxton.  Sara Conant from Cumberland County 4-H staff led the clinic.  The kids practiced obedience and rally obedience.  Sara told us that York County 4-Hers are eligible to show in the 4-H dog show at the Cumberland County Fair.

If you are showing livestock at a fair, make sure you have the proper liability insurance or are a member of the Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors (MALE).  Click on link below for more information about MALE.

http://mainelivestockexhibitors.org/memberships/

York County Shooters 4-H Field Day

If you are a 4Her with a passion for shooting sports OR have never tried but would like to,, the York County Shooters would like to invite you to their first 4H Field Day!
Saturday July 29th from 9-2pm at York County Fish and Game Club, Lyman, ME.
4Hers will be get a chance to shoot in several disciplines including Pellet Rifle, Pistol and Archery as well as see demonstrations by the YC Shooters members in Trap (shotgun) and .22 Rifle.
York County Fish and Game association has also offered a Fresh Water Fishing Demo- with the help of a YCF&G fishing instructor participants will get information and tips on fresh water fishing and then a chance to fish on the YCF&G state stocked pond!This field day is open to currently enrolled York County 4Her’s ages 9-18.
Registration is required and space is limited so please register in advance by sending a message or email to Kelly Goss at yc4hshooters@yahoo.com.
***Please include 4Hers Name: DOB:(MUST BE 4H -9 YEAR OLDS ) Club they are enrolled in, if they have any shooting sports experience and what disciplines they are interested in or if there is one they would NOT like to participate in.
Registration closes at 4pm on Wednesday July 26th.Tentative Schedule for Field Day :
* Sign in will start at 8am followed by a brief safety session that will begin at 8:30. Participants will then be seperated into groups and head to the range with instructors.
*LUNCH 11:30 -12:15 – All participants should bring a water bottle and a luch.
*Fishing Demo will be after lunch and participants may chose to do fishing instead of Shotgun.
* Parents are welcome to come and may even get to participate at the end.
If particpants have ear or eye protection of their own please bring it.All firearms, bows, arrows, safety equipment and ammunition will be provided .PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY OF YOUR PERSONAL FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, BOWS or ARROWS.

Please park at the YCF&G Range NOT at the lodge. Signs will be posted.

York County 4-H Calendar

July 14 – 17: Southern Maine 4-H Horse Camp at Fryeburg Fair

July 21 – 23: Maine 4-H Days at Windsor Fairgrounds . http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/

July 24 – 28:  11:00 – 1:00 pm Eat Well/4-H Robotics Camp in Springvale.  Call the office at 324-2814 to sign up.

July 29: 9:00 – 2:00 pm York County Shooters 4-H Field Day at York County Fish and Game Club in Lyman.

August 24 – 27: Acton Fair

State 4-H News

  1. Register Now for 2017 Maine 4-H Days
    Maine 4-H Days will take place July 21 – 23, 2017 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you do not have online access, please contact your local county office for paper copies of the forms. Find information and registration materials at: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/.
  2. ESE 4-H Beef Program Scholarship
    The ESE Beef Program Committee annually sponsors two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors and current college students who have participated in the Eastern States Exposition 4-H Beef Program for two or more years (does not have to be consecutive).Additional information and an application can be found at: http://d2w7gersd1ix5b.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&f=174HBeefScholarshipApp.pdf&rid=TheBigE
  3. Big E Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship
    This year Maine will select 1 recipient for the $500 Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship. Potential candidates must have been a 4-H program participant at the Big E for at least one year, the year of the scholarship presentation, or prior. The scholarship must be used for two or four Year College, professional training, technical schools, etc.Additional information and application materials can be found at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/big-e/big-e-ruby-morris-4-h-scholarship/.
  4. National 4-H Dairy Conference
    The 2017 National 4-H Dairy Conference will take place in Madison, Wisconsin October 1 – 4, 2017. Youth must be age 15 as of January 1st and not older than age 18. More information and an application can be found at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/dairy/national-4-h-dairy-conference/Deadline: Application must bereceived by the 4-H office by July 10, 2017. Applicants will participate in a phone interview on 7/15/17.  An interview will need to be scheduled by calling Stephanie at 207.860.0979.
  5. Kennebec 4-H Horse Shows Open Statewide! Join us!!
    Kennebec 4-H Horse Shows are no cost to enter and are open to all 4-H’ers statewide.
    Monmouth Fair 4-H Horse Show, August 2 at 1:00pm.
    Windsor Fair 4-H Horse Show, August 29 at 9:30am.
    Litchfield Fair 4-H Horse Show, September 9 at 8:00am.All registration packets are available through this site: https://extension.umaine.edu/kennebec/resources/4h/fairs/. Contact Alisha Targonski at r.targonski@maine.edu for more information.
  6. July’s 4-H Fix
    Just want to help out but you don’t know how? There’s a4-H Fix for that!!Visit the 4-H Fix on July 15th and find out how Maine 4-H’ers have been putting their “HANDS to larger service” and really helping out across Maine!!Visit the 4-H Fix today! You’ll be glad you did!
  7. 4-H Egg Business Project
    Interested in earning money and having happy hens as co-workers?
    The 4-H Egg Business Project helps participating youth and their families learn about entrepreneurship, food safety, and animal husbandry.  To learn more go to:  https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/home/egg-business-project/ or contact Debra Kantor, kantor@maine.edu, or 207.474.9622.
  8. 4-H Demonstrations at Eastern States Exposition
    Maine 4-H at Eastern States Exposition. Travel dates are September 23rd, 24th and 25th. A $25.00 registration fee includes travel by coach bus to and from The BigE, meals and two nights lodging in the Moses Dormitory on the fairgrounds.Youth will work in teams demonstrating STEM activities and 4-H projects. Join our group now and help show fair goers what Maine 4-H is all about!Top finishers in the Maine 4-H Public Speaking Tournament who earned a spot on the Maine 4-H Communications Team will be traveling with us and presenting from the New England Center Stage.Participants will need money to purchase meals on the bus ride down and back along with any spending money you wish to bring for your stay at the fair. There is a lot to do and see at The Big E Fair thebige.com/ that is free of cost!

    Open to youth ages ten and older. Limited space available, register and pay online before August 10th https://extension.umaine.edu/oxford/programs/maine-4-h-at-eastern-states-exposition/ Contact Becky at rebecca.mosley@maine.edu or 207.743.6329 for more information.

 

 

 

Master Gardener Class – May 30

June 1st, 2017 12:00 PM

Hi All,

Hard to believe this is our last full class as in two weeks will be our wrap up with the hands on final, class photo and celebration.

Update: Field Trip Cancelled – we will meet in class at 9:00 AM 

We will meet in class at 9:00 AM at due to rain we won’t have our field trip but we will do our hands on Wildflower and Forest Tree ID bringing specimens into class and having you work together to key plants using Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide and Forest Trees of Maine.

 

Take Home Review # 3 (word)

Take Home Review # 3 (pdf)

 

May 2017 York County 4-H News

June 1st, 2017 8:41 AM

Hazel Goodwin:  Our own Hazel Goodwin, volunteer leader for the 4 Leaf Clover Club in Shapleigh,  was recognized as Maine 4-H Salute to Excellence Outstanding Volunteer Achievement Award honoree. Hazel will be honored during the 2017 Acton Fair.  A special thanks goes out to Else Cook for helping out with the application process.  Hazel is being highlighted in the    4-H fix on-line blog.  Please follow the link below to read more about Hazel:

https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/tag/4-h-fix/

Club News:

 Lucky Charms

The Lucky Charms had our foal watch sleepover the end of April. Unfortunately there was no foal born that night but we did learn about the foaling process and help with the daily chores at TNT Equine. We’d like to say a special thank you to the Erickson-Fudge family for a great time! Since then the Lucky Charms have been planning for the upcoming fair season and working on exhibits, everyone has some great ideas!

4 Leaf Clover

At a recent club meeting, club members learned about STEAM through pictures and discussed their future roles as scientists.
Wall-E

 

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Ellie attended 4-H@UMaine.  Above is a picture of her tackling the high ropes course.  Members are fine tuning their robots.  They also started working on their “straw” creations for the Acton Fair.

Kidding Around

Kidding Around 4-H Club’s May meeting was a very busy one.  We went over the Ossipee Valley Fair Exhibit criteria and practiced for Quiz Bowl.  The kids swam in the pool (even through it was very cold) and had squirt gun fights.  They also worked with the animals. There were baby chicks, bunnies and a very unruly kid (goat) who was jumping on the table and every lap she could find.

Club member, Riley, attended 4-H@UMaine and experienced college life by taking “classes” from University of Maine professors.

 

Nature Kids

 Nature Kids took a field trip to the Randall-Carr and  Morris members homes to visit with the animals and to learn about making cheese!

Mane Moxie

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4-H member Bailey,  pictured above, is shown receiving a 4-H scholarship from the Maine 4-H Foundation.  Bailey is attending University of Maine and planning on pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.  Hannah also is graduating and received a 4-H scholarship from the Maine 4-H Foundation.  Hannah is planning on a nursing career.

York County Shepherds

York County Shepherds met at the Guilmette farm. Kat did her 5 minute demonstration on injections. She did an amazing job and became more confident as she talked! We discussed up coming events, lambing and the fair season. To end our meeting we had a barn tour.  4-H members Chloe, Anna-Elise, and Amelia  also helped out at the Maine Sheep Breeders shearing clinic.

Barn Friends Forever (BFF)

Welcome to our newest 4-H group!  BFF had a meeting a few weeks ago they elected officers and thought about their plans/goals as a group for this summer, etc.

BFF – Barn Friends Forever Elected Officers:
Lucia  – President
Toni  – Vice President
Ella – Secretary
Charli  – Treasurer

Little Falls

We are busy wrapping up getting projects completed for the fairs. Also having fun with some “goo”!!!!

If you are showing livestock at a fair, make sure you have the proper liability insurance or are a member of the Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors (MALE).  Click on link below for more information about MALE.

http://mainelivestockexhibitors.org/memberships/

Oxford County 4-H June Jamboree

Oxford County June Jamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic is being held June 29th through July 2nd at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg Maine. Workshops are designed for sheep, swine, working steer and new this year we will be offering horse tracts on Saturday and Sunday. We have a vet providing rabies vaccines.
There is a $20.00 registration fee, which includes meals starting with breakfast on Friday morning and tent or camper space. You may arrive Thursday evening after 5:00. For more information about Oxford County June Jamboree please email Diane Gushee at dianergushee@gmail.com or rebecca.mosley@maine.edu. This event is open to 4-H Families from all counties. Adults and youth must preregister to help with meal and activity planning.
Youth who do not have animals are welcome to attend and learn about the 4-H Animal Science Program.
Everyone is welcome to join us for a Canoe Trip on the Saco Friday morning! Get to know other 4-H members before the workshops begin. Canoeing is open to everyone. Parental supervision required.

Upcoming dates:

June 6: 7:00 pm, 4-H Volunteer Leaders Meeting at Extension Office

June 26: 6:00 pm, 4-H Dog Camp at Rummler Run Farm in Buxton.  Call the office at 324-2814 to sign up.

June 28: 6:00 pm, Sheep Clinic at Acton Fair.  Call the office at 324-2814 to sign up.

June 29 – 30: 1 – 4:00 pm, 4-H Robotics at Louis T. Graves Library in Kennebunk

June 30 – July 2Oxford County 4-H June Jamboree Livestock Clinic and Horse Camp, Fryeburg Fairgrounds

June 30Animal Approval Forms and Lease Forms Due in County Office

July 6 – 9Ossipee Valley Fair

July 14 – 17: Southern Maine 4-H Horse Camp at Fryeburg Fair

July 21 – 23: Maine 4-H Days at Windsor Fairgrounds . http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/

July 24 – 28:  11:00 – 1:00 pm Eat Well/4-H Robotics Camp in Springvale.  Call the office at 324-2814 to sign up.

August 24 – 27: Acton Fair

2017 4-H State News Calendar

  1. Register Now for 2017 Maine 4-H Days
    Maine 4-H Days will take place July 21 – 23, 2017 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. If you do not have online access, please contact your local county office for paper copies of the forms. Find information and registration materials at: http://umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/maine-4-h-days/.Registration opens on May 1st. If you are interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Jessy Brainerd at brainerd@maine.edu or 207.581.3877.
  2. 4-H Horse Clinic
    All counties are invited to a  4-HHorse Clinic to be held Saturday, June 10 at the Witter Farm, near the Orono University of Maine campus, from 10 AM to 2 PM, hosted by Penobscot County 4-H.  The event is open to all 4-H youth enrolled in a horse project or interested in learning more about horses.  Dr. Robert Causey will teach us about horse dentistry, recognizing and treating colic, and how to trailer horses   Bring a bag lunch, no food will be available at the farm.  This event will be held rain or shine so dress accordingly. For more information, contact Sheila Norman at sheila.norman@maine.edu or 951-7542. To register, contact Wendy Robertson at wendy.robertson@maine.edu or 942-7396.
  3. 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Training
    June 16 – 18, 2017– Held at The University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond. Shooting Sports Instructor Training and Certification will be held at the 4-H Shooting Sports Headquarters, the University of Maine 4-H Camp & Learning Center at Bryant Pond, on June 16-18th.  At this training, Archery, Rifle, Pistol, and Shotgun instructor training will be offered.(choose one) This training will be Friday evening through Sunday early afternoon training program with meals and lodging included. Cost for the training is $75 per person.The minimum age to be an instructor is 21, and you must possess certification in the discipline that you would like to lead. Many folks end up getting certified in several different focuses, giving them growth and flexibility in what they can offer. This training will begin Friday with registration from 4 -6, dinner at 6PM. Program will conclude on Sunday at 1:00PM. To Register: Follow the link: umaine.edu/bryantpond/4-h-shooting-sports/instructor-training/
  4. It’sJUNE!!
    Time to get a 4-H Fix on a few more Maine 4-H alums!!!On June 9, the 4-H Fix tells us all about Maine 4-H alum Betsy Carroll Anastasoff in the third installment of “Where are they now?”.And it’s all about team work on June 23 when the 4-H Fix tells the story of the Maine 4-H project, Working Steers, and how Maine 4-H alum Heidi Thuotte-Palmer has steered it along, Haw, Gee, and Waheesh!The opportunity to Raise Your Hand for Maine 4-H ends on June 30 so if you have been putting off raising your hand for Maine 4-H, your time is running out!  Go to 4-H.org/RaiseYourHand to show your pride as a 4-H alum and vote for MAINE 4-H TODAY!

 

  1. Attend the Downeast Maine 4-H Dog Camp in Machias!
    Here’s another chance for learning more about the 4-H Dog Project at an exciting new location!
    A second 2017 4-H Dog Camp will be held onJune 10, 2017 from 10 am-3 pm at University of Maine Cooperative Extension Washington County Office, 28 Center Street, Machias, ME. 4-H members age 9 – 18 can participate with a chaperone; however, 4-H members ages 5 to 8 must come with chaperone (as they cannot own a 4-H project dog as Cloverbuds). Please register for this event by June 1, 2017 by calling Sandy or Tara at 255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (in Maine). Be sure to register. Be sure your Proof of Vaccination Record is up to date as you must have it to participate on June 10. Be sure to check your packing list. See below. We look forward to seeing you there.  Find forms at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-projects/animal-science-resources/dog/dog-camp/

 

  1. Oxford County JuneJamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic
    Oxford County June Jamboree Livestock Clinic, Working Steer and Horse Clinic is being held June 29th through July 2nd at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg Maine. Workshops are designed for sheep, swine, working steer and new this year we will be offering horse tracts on Saturday and Sunday. We have a vet providing rabies vaccines.There is a $20.00 registration fee, which includes meals starting with breakfast on Friday morning and tent or camper space. You may arrive Thursday evening after 5:00. For more information about Oxford County June Jamboree please email Diane Gushee at dianergushee@gmail.com or mosley@maine.edu. This event is open to 4-H Families from all counties. Adults and youth must preregister to help with meal and activity planning. Youth who do not have animals are welcome to attend and learn about the 4-H Animal Science Program. Everyone is welcome to join us for a Canoe Trip on the Saco Friday morning! Get to know other 4-H members before the workshops begin. Canoeing is open to everyone. Parental supervision required.Register and view tentative schedule at https://extension.umaine.edu/oxford/programs/4h-june-jamboree-livestock-clinic|
  2. ESE 4-H Beef Program Scholarship
    The ESE Beef Program Committee annually sponsors two $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors and current college students who have participated in the Eastern States Exposition 4-H Beef Program for two or more years (does not have to be consecutive).Additional information and an application can be found at: http://d2w7gersd1ix5b.cloudfront.net/files.ashx?t=fg&f=174HBeefScholarshipApp.pdf&rid=TheBigE
  3. Big E Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship
    This year Maine will select 1 recipient for the $500 Ruby Morris 4-H Scholarship. Potential candidates must have been a 4-H program participant at the Big E for at least one year, the year of the scholarship presentation, or prior. The scholarship must be used for two or four year college, professional training, technical schools, etc.Additional information and application materials can be found at: https://extension.umaine.edu/4h/youth/4-h-events/big-e/big-e-ruby-morris-4-h-scholarship/
  4. Congratulations to National 4-H Trip Delegates! National 4-H Congress and Conference…here we come!
    4-H Members from around the state chose to submit applications and participate in the National Trip Interviews in April. Interviews were held at both the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc office in Lisbon and the Orono office on campus. Candidates got to be interviewed via our Tandberg units as there were judges in both offices. If you are interested in participating in these trips next year, please watch the Core Newsletter for submit dates.   Usually the dates are in the January and February Core Newsletter or contact our state activities coordinator, Heidi Palmer at thuotte@maine.edu for more information. She is also available to come and talk to your county about these trips. Wonderful candidates this year have been selected to represent Maine at upcoming National 4-H Trips.Maine 4-H is proud to be represented at National 4-H Congress, held in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2017, by Kelton T. from Cumberland County, Rebecca H. from Piscataquis County, Megan C. from Cumberland County, Cassandra M. from Oxford County and Alternate Olivia M. from Kennebec County.We are also excited to have Maine represented at National 4-H Conference in Washington DC in April, 2018 by, Hope C from Washington County, Audrey S. from Penobscot County, Calli-Ann L. from Cumberland County, Mackensie S. from Waldo County, and again, alternate Olivia M. from Kennebec County.  Congratulations delegates for a job well done!

Master Gardener Class – May 23

May 25th, 2017 10:05 AM

This week’s class will be on Herbs and also Landscape Deisgn:

Homework:

Herbs:

Visit this Penn State Herb link  and this Herb Society Beginners Herb Guide (PDF) you don’t have to read about every herb, but browse these two links and familiarize yourself with herbs that interest you.

Landscape Design:

Read: From the Designing and Maintenance Chapter of your manual please read:

Review: From your chapter on Plants for the Maine Landscape please review the Invasive Plant fact sheet series.

Quiz

Quiz 5 – (word)

Quiz 5 – (pdf)

Master Gardener Class – May 16

May 20th, 2017 8:02 PM

Sorry for the late blog post but I totally forgot until I was reminded by everyone at the plant sale :) Thank you all for an amazing plant sale! It was great to work together with so many of you.

Homework:

Review these weed related web pages:

Weed Ecology and Management

New Jersey Weed Gallery

UMass Weed Herbarium 

Garden Weeds: MOFGA Fact Sheet

Go Botany – Plant ID

Review these Raised Bed Gardening Resources

:Rain Harvesting (PDF)

No Quiz this Week!

Master Gardeners offer Drip Irrigation and Hydroponic Gardening Workshops

May 12th, 2017 2:26 PM

Wells, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will offer a workshop on Drip Irrigation, 6 – 7:30 pm Wednesday, May 31, at Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells.

UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Allan Amioka will lead the program, explaining how drip irrigation saves valuable time and water resources and why plants respond favorably. Participants will learn how to install a simple drip irrigation system in the home garden. Meet at the All Seasons Garden behind the Mather Auditorium building. For more information and directions to Wells Reserve at Laudholm, see http://www.wellsreserve.org/visit/calendar/1556-drip_irrigation.

A second workshop on Hydroponic Gardening will be offered at the same location, 4 – 6 pm, Thursday, June 8. Master Gardener Volunteers Jolene Staruch and Allan Amioka will walk you through the basics of growing lettuce, herbs and more, indoors – hydroponically! For more information, see http://www.wellsreserve.org/visit/calendar/1557-hydroponic_gardening_at_home.

A $5 donation is requested at each event to help support the programs. To pre-register for either workshop, call UMaine Extension in York County at 207.324.2814 or email rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

To request a disability accommodation, call Frank Wertheim at 207.324.2814 or 800.287.1535 (in state). Both workshops are part of the All Seasons Garden series brought to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm by UMaine Extension’s York County Master Gardener Volunteers.

Master Gardener Class – May 9

May 12th, 2017 2:09 PM

Hi All,

This week’s class will be on Vegetable Gardening in Maine with Mark Hutton, UMaine Extension Vegetable Specialist.

Sue wanted me to let the new class know that volunteering with Partners for a Hunger Free York County, while a worthy endeavor, does not count as MG hours, unless they are working with us on an approved MG project.

Homework:

Please review the vegetable chapter of your online manual

No Quiz this week – your take home review is due on Tuesday

Master Gardener Class – May 2

May 4th, 2017 12:36 PM

Wow! Time is rolling along… hard to believe we are in the final stretch of our MG classes. This coming week we will be focusing on food insecurity in Maine and York County and what and how MGs have been involved in helping to address it. Our guest speaker will be Tessa Mazza of Partners for a Hunger Free York County.

Homework

Hunger in Maine Good Shepherd Food Bank

The American Food Disparity: The Story of America’s 49 Million Food Insecure

Roger Thurow: First 1000 Days – NOTE: Scroll ahead to the 7 minute mark to get to the part that Roger reviews the importance of the first 1000 Days in a from utero until a child turns 2 years old.

Maine Hunger Dialogue Video 2015

Maine Hunger Dialogue Video 2016

Maine Hunger Dialogue Web Page

Maine Hunger Dialogue Facebook Page

Universities Fighting World Hunger

Maine Harvest for Hunger

Partners for a Hunger Free York County

Partners for a Hunger Free York County FaceBook Page

Open Book Review # 2 – Due in Class on May 16

Openbook Review # 2 (word)

Openbook Review # 2 (pdf)

Master Gardener Class – April 25

April 28th, 2017 7:33 AM

Hi All,

This week’s class will be on Pest Management, both insects and diseases.

Homework: 

Review your Chapter on Pest Management: Note – you don’t have to read everything, just familiarize yourself with the resources here.

NOTE: This chapter of your manual is password protected. I can’t give you the password here in a public blog so it will be in the body of the email I send out with the links to this blog.

Quiz

Quiz 4 Pesticide Safety (word)

Quiz 4 Pesticide Safety (pdf)

Master Gardener Class – April 18

April 20th, 2017 3:02 PM

Great field trip the Foxes Ridge Farm this week. This coming week in class we are focusing on pesticide safety, and the YardScaping Program as a tool to educate homeowners on ways to eliminate or reduce use of pesticides and minimal use of fertilizers.

Homework:

Please review the Pesticide Safety chapter of your manual including the YardScaping section

Quiz

Quiz 3 – Tree Fruit (word)

Quiz 3 – Tree Fruit (pdf)