Posts Tagged ‘garden’

Maine Harvest for Hunger

Monday, May 5th, 2014

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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.

apple gleaning 2013 (1)

The Maine Harvest for Hunger program is open to all gardeners and is  coordinated through the UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program. Our goal is to get every home gardener to grow an extra row of vegetables or fruits and donate their surplus to a local food pantry or soup kitchen. If every gardener contributes, a significant impact can be made on reducing hunger.

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 and to enroll in the program visit:  maine-harvest-for-hunger

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Fermentation – a technique to preserve food – Oct 6th

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Fermentation is yet another way to preserve food.   Gather around and come learn how!

This workshop is offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Food Preserver and Community Education Assistant, Kate McCarty.

Date: October 6, 2013
Topic: 
Introduction to Fermentation  
Location: 
Gather Restaurant, 189 Main St, Yarmouth
Time: 
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: 
$15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

Photo Credit to Kelly Ash Brunswick Garden B, photo credit Kelly Ash

 

 

Maine Home Garden News September 2013 issue

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013
Brunswick Garden A, photo credit Kelly Ash

Brunswick Garden A, photo credit Kelly Ash

 

Scarborough Garden, photo credit Kelly Ash

Scarborough Garden, photo credit Kelly Ash

The September, 2013 articles of Maine Home Garden News are now available at:

Maine Home Garden News articles

In this issue . . .

September is the month to . . .
So You’ve Had a Bad Gardening Year
Winter Storage of Some Vegetables
Root Cellar Project — York County

 

Island Canning Classes Announced

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Casco Bay Islanders and Mainland folks are welcomed to Long Island to learn some food preservation techniques.  Class is limited to 12 participants.

Preserving classes on Long Island and register online.  Canning Workshops

Date: August 21, 2013
Topic:
Canning Salsa and Tomatoes
Location:  
875 Island Ave., Long Island
Time:
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: 
$15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or
Taught by: Alanna Rich, Master Food Preserver Volunteer

Preview of upcoming workshops for September – Look for online registration soon.

Date:  September 25, 2013
Topic:
Fermenting Cabbage to Make Sauerkraut
Location:  
875 Island Ave., Long Island
Time:
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: 
$15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or
Taught by: Alanna Rich, Master Food Preserver Volunteer

Date:  October 25, 2013
Topic:
Processing Sauerkraut
Location:  
875 Island Ave., Long Island
Time:
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: 
$15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or
Taught by: Alanna Rich, Master Food Preserver Volunteer

Preserving Dilly Beans – learn canning techniques

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Come learn how to preserve those freshly picked beans and make dilly beans (pickled green beans!)

Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers are offering a hands-on canning class. Bring a pot holder with you as the take home product will be warm to the touch.

Umaine ExtensionUmaine ExtensionPhoto Credit Edwin Remsberg USDA

Make this your year to learn how to preserve all of your garden produce!

Follow Kate throughout the gardening season at: preserving workshops

 

Date: July 23, 2013

Topic: Preserving Dilly Beans (Pickled Green Beans)
Location: 
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth 
Time: 
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: 
$15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

Date: July 30, 2013
Topic: 
Preserving Dilly Beans (Pickled Green Beans)
Location: 
UMaine Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County Office, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls 
Time: 
5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: 
$15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

 

May 2013 issue Maine Home Garden News available now!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Colorful vegetables from the gardenremsberg_11081030369Photos by Edwin Remsberg

 

 

 

 

 

Maine Home Garden News is published during the Maine gardening season. The May issue is now available at:

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

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For more information, contact us at 1-800-287-1471.  UMaine Extension no longer designs “for print” publications, except for as needed by clients who don’t have online access including e-mail.