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Grape Workshop – An Introduction to Growing Grapes in Maine – January 10, 2013 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Grape Workshop – An Introduction to Growing Grapes in Maine 

January 10, 2013      10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Have you thought about growing grapes as a commercial crop?  Would this crop work well on your land?  Could grapes give a bump to your bottom line?

This school is designed to help people who are interested in small scale grape production as a commercial enterprise.  Interest in grape growing in Maine is expanding as demand for locally grown produce expands and new, hardier varieties of grapes are being introduced.   Basic site requirements, site preparation, plant selection, care of young plants, trellising and pruning options, nutrient management, and pest management will be discussed with Dr. David Handley, Vegetable and Small Fruit Specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

The school will be held at the Augusta Civic Center during the Maine Agricultural Trades Show, which runs January 8-10, so participants will have an opportunity to come early and spend some time looking at the supplies, equipment and services on exhibit that are available to help them with grape and other agricultural enterprises.  Admission to the Trades Show is free.

A registration fee of $10 will be charged for participation in the Grape Workshop and space is limited, so preregistration is strongly advised.  Participants will be provided with the publication “Growing Grapes in Wisconsin” for an excellent reference companion to the workshop.  Cash and checks will be accepted at the registration table; checks should be made out to “University of Maine Cooperative Extension” or “UMCE.”

To preregister for the Grape Workshop please call Pam St. Peter at (207) 933-2100, or email: before January 4, 2013.

Any person with a disability who needs accommodations to participate in this program should contact Pam St. Peter at (207) 933-2100 to discuss any needed arrangements at least seven days in advance.

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Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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