Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Maine Home Garden News

Friday, July 4th, 2014

The Maine Home Garden News is now available for the July issue at:

http://umaine.edu/gardening/maine-home-garden-news/

Maine Home Garden News designed to equip home gardeners with practical information. It includes timely and seasonal tips as well as research-based articles related to garden, yard, kitchen and community. Articles are written by UMaine Extension specialists, educators, and horticulture professionals, as well as Master Gardener Volunteers from around Maine. 

 In this issue . . .

Reminder:  ~ Save the Date for the Cumberland County Backyard Locavore Day event being held on August 9, between 10 am-3 pm rain or shine.~

Open House Photos

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Thank you to everyone who attended our Open House of the Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm and thank you to all of the Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver Volunteers that helped make this event amazing. For more images of our Open House, visit our facebook page: www.facebook.com/UMaineExtensionCumberland

Volunteers at booth Food preservation jar with dried herbs Herb Spiral Volunteers in the garden

OPEN HOUSE TODAY

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

The Open house of the Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm is happening TODAY, June 18th,  5-7PM.

LynneHazelton_WheelbarrowThe event, which is sponsored by WCLZ and the Inn by the Sea, will consist of gardening tips and demonstrations, including vegetable gardening, beekeeping, food preservation and composting. There also will be food and live music by the Pinetones. It’s going to be a lot of fun and we hope to see you there!

 

(Illustration by Lynne Hazelton)

Vertical Pallet Gardening

Monday, June 16th, 2014

WCSH 6 Interview with Horticulturist

Amy Witt on vertical pallet gardening.

http://www.wlbz2.com/story/news/local/portland/2014/06/13/growing-flowers-and-herbs-vertically-in-a-pallet/10467239/

The interview takes place at the Tidewater Garden, in Falmouth, where there are two great examples of pallet gardening.  You can see them in person at the Demonstration Garden Open House, taking place on June 18th, 5-7pm.

Verticle Gardening

Monday, June 9th, 2014

WCSH 6 Interview with Horticulturist

Amy Witt on vertical gardening.

http://www.wlbz2.com/story/news/local/portland/2014/06/13/growing-flowers-and-herbs-vertically-in-a-pallet/10467239/

The interview takes place at the Tidewater Garden, in Falmouth, where there are great examples of vertical gardening. Maine Harvest for Hunger and the Demonstration Garden Open House, taking place on June 18th, is also mentioned.

Demonstration Garden Open House

Friday, June 6th, 2014

32713 tidewater demo garden by amy witt

OPEN HOUSE: Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm

Falmouth, Maine. Wednesday June 18th, 2014. 5PM-7PM

shed garden treeThe event, which is sponsored by WCLZ and the Inn by the Sea, will consist of gardening tips and demonstrations, including vegetable gardening, beekeeping, food preservation and composting. There also will be food and live music by the Pinetones. UMaine Extension’s Home Horticulture and Master Gardener Volunteer programs are establishing the demonstration garden at Tidewater Farm to provide agricultural and horticultural educational opportunities to the community. The main objectives are to teach youth and adults the basic gardening skills they need to grow their own food, and to promote best gardening practices for food production and ecologically compatible landscapes while creating community for gardeners of all ages and abilities

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Maine Harvest for Hunger

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Lynne Hazelton-14 MHH illustration

Consider planting an extra row of vegetables and fruit this year and donating it to local soup kitchens and food pantries through the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program. The program is open to all gardeners and is coordinated through the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program.

Why Maine Harvest for Hunger is so important:

-14.9% of Maine households, representing approximately 200,000 individuals, are “food insecure”.

-Maine ranks 18th in the nation and 1st in New England in terms of food insecurity.

-24%, or nearly 1 in every 4 children, are food insecure.

For more information or to enroll in the program, visit: http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/maine-harvest-for-hunger/

 

(illustration by Lynne Hazelton)

OPEN HOUSE: Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Falmouth, Maine. Wednesday June 18th, 2014. 5PM-7PM 

The event, which is sponsored by WCLZ and the Inn by the Sea, will consist of gardening tips and demonstrations, including vegetable gardening, beekeeping, food preservation and composting. There also will be food (FOR SALE OR FOR FREE SAMPLING?) and music by the Pinetones.

UMaine Extension’s Home Horticulture and Master Gardener Volunteer programs are establishing the demonstration garden at Tidewater Farm to provide agricultural and horticultural educational opportunities to the community. The main objectives are to teach youth and adults the basic gardening skills they need to grow their own food, and to promote best gardening practices for food production and ecologically compatible landscapes while creating community for gardeners of all ages and abilities.

 

Tidewater GardenTidewater Farm demonstration garden is located on Presumpscot Point Road; take Route 1 to Clearwater Drive and follow the signs. For more information call 207-781-6099 or email extension.rlreception@maine.edu

 

 

 

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam workshop announced

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

In June strawberries are ready to pick, how do you make the flavor last? strawberries fresh

Find the answer at the Preserving the Harvest workshop at UMaine Extension in Falmouth.

This workshop focuses on: Hot Water Bath Canning of Low Sugar Strawberry Jam 

June 26th, 2014   5:30PM-8:30PM  $15.00 materials fee  (partial scholarships available)

Call 781-6099 or register online:  Register online

Kate McCarty, Program Aide, Food Preservation and other Master Food Preservers of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will teach you the basic steps for canning and freezing. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. Please bring a pot holder to class.

 

 

 

 

 

Creating a Pallet Garden

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Come learn how to make a vertical pallet garden!

pallet garden imagePallet Gardens are the trend.  Do you want a garden but don’t have the space? Pallet gardens are an inexpensive way to create a bountiful and beautiful garden for a small space. Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:00 – 7:00PM at the UMaine Extension Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm. 

Presumpscott Point Road (just off Farmgate Road) in Falmouth, ME

To register for this workshop, contact the UMaine Extension office at extension.rlreception@maine.edu or (207) 781-6099  (The participant limit is 15)