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2013 Maine Vegetable and Fruit Schools

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Highmoor FarmThere are still a few openings left for the 2013 Maine Vegetable & Fruit Schools, to be held on Tuesday, March 12 at Seasons Conference Center in Portland and on Wednesday, March 13 at the Bangor Motor Inn.

More information is posted on the Highmoor Farm website. Please register as soon as possible. The cost is $35.00 and includes lunch.

Grow Your Own Organic Garden

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term “certified organic” means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in sustainable manner? Join us for an evening workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the basics of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies, and common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.
Richard Brzozowski has served as an Extension Educator for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension since 1987. He is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs for farmers and gardeners in Cumberland County. He currently serves on the Maine Master Gardener Development Board.
Thursday, 5/16, 6:00-9:00pm, $10 at Gorham Middle School
To register or for more information, please contact:
Vegetable garden

Photo by David Merritt

 
Gorham Adult Education
106 Weeks Road, Gorham, ME 04038
(207) 222-1126

Growing Your Own Fruit Trees

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Do you want to grow fruit trees, but don’t know where to begin? Join Master Gardener Joel Leak as he provides basic information on how to grow apples, pears and stone fruits (including peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries). He will discuss varieties, planting, pollination, insect pests, diseases and pruning. Joel has been gardening for 40 years and started with a small vegetable garden when he was young .He graduated from the Cumberland County Master Gardener program in 2001.~ He has over 40 fruit trees, 10 grape vines, many berry bushes, and a large vegetable garden.
Wednesday, 3/13, 6:00-9:00pm, $10 at Gorham Middle School
To register or for more information, please contact:
Peach tree

Photo by David Merritt

 
Gorham Adult Education
106 Weeks Road, Gorham, ME 04038
(207) 222-1126

FAMACHA & Microscope-Use Workshops 2012 for Sheep and Goat Producers

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

FAMACHA workshops are designed to equip sheep and goat producers with the skills and knowledge to determine the degree of infection of Haemonchus contorutus (barber pole worm) in sheep and goats using blood color of the capillaries around the eye. The barber pole worm is a blood sucking internal parasite that is a common cause of death and poor-doing in small ruminants. The workshops will be presented by Dr. Thomas Settlemire and Dr. Richard Brzozowski. Participants will receive an information packet, record sheets and a FAMACHA card. The fee to participate in a FAMACHA workshop is $20.00 per farm. The microscope-use workshop is free. One or more individuals from each farm are welcome to participate.

  • May 19, 9:00 a.m., FAMACHA, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine
  • May 19, 11:00 a.m., Microscope-use, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine
  • June 2, 2:00 p.m., FAMACHA, Windsor Fairgrounds, Windsor, Maine

Download and send in enrollment form with check or call 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or 207-781-6099 to register for this workshop with a credit card or for more information.

FAMACHA Enrollment Form: Word | PDF