Are you looking for a new learning experience and a volunteer activity in 2014?
Anyone with produce looks for the best way to store and preserve for the long winter months.
Learn how to preserve foods in a safe and cost effective way.
the “Master Food Preserver” program from mid-June to mid- September
via an application process starting in April of 2014.
Learn more at: Master Food Preserver Info
To be added to the interest listing, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The September, 2013 articles of Maine Home Garden News are now available at:
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
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Maine Home Garden News is published during the Maine gardening season. The May issue is now available at:
To receive this free online gardening newsletter:
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.
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Our 5th Annual Backyard Locavore Day will be held on Aug. 10 in various communities within Cumberland County. Events in Brunswick, Falmouth, Freeport, North Yarmouth, Portland, Raymond, South Portland, Scarborough and Windham begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Registration is $15 in advance, $20 day of event and children under 12 are free. This is a rain or shine event.
Registrants will receive a booklet in July describing each site and a map showing specific locations. Locavore Day is designed to educate members of the public about learn do-it-yourself strategies for becoming a locavore, who is someone who eats food grown or produced locally. Every year more and more people grow, raise, harvest and preserve foods in a sustainable way to meet individual food needs.
Each backyard will have a Master Gardener volunteer to answer your questions on gardening methods, including vegetable and square-foot gardening, backyard composting, root cellars, greenhouses, beekeeping, backyard poultry. Specific food-preservation methods such as drying, hot water bath canning, making herbal vinegars and jam making may be discussed with a Master Food Preserver volunteer. There will be complementary food samples.
This event raises funds for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Cumberland County Food Preservation Programming at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth.
The Maine Home Garden News is now available for the April issue at:
Maine Home Garden News was created in response to a continued increase in requests for information on gardening and includes timely and seasonal tips, as well as research-based articles on all aspects of gardening. Articles are written by UMaine Extension specialists, educators, and horticulture professionals, as well as Master Gardener Volunteers from around Maine, with Professor Richard Brzozowski serving as editor.
In this issue . . .
Reminder: ~ Save the Date for the Cumberland County Backyard Locavore Day event being held on August 10, 2013 between 10 am-4 pm rain or shine.~
Due to great interest, registration for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s spring 2013 Certified Vegetable Gardening Course is now closed.
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In anticipation of strawberry season and preserving these tasty Maine treats, UMaine Cooperative Extension offers resources on using and preserving strawberries and other wonderful Maine grown produce. Feel free to share these resources with your family and friends.
Food Preservation: “How To” videos
Food Preservation Hands-on Workshops
Pressure Gauge Testing Service
Publications including USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, Let’s Preserve fact sheet series and the Canning and Freezing Quick Guides:
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Workshop leaders: Kate McCarty, Food Preservation Program Aide and/or Master Food Preserver Volunteers from UMaine Extension will teach Hot Water Bath Canning method and Freezing at our “Preserving the Harvest” programs.
|June 26||Strawberry Jam|
|July 10||Strawberry Jam|
|July 31||Dilly Beans|
Each workshop will cover the follow food preservation basics:
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $10 per person per workshop. (scholarships are available)
Register: call 207-781-6099 or
FMI email: email@example.com
For More Workshop Dates: