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Maine Home Garden News

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.~

Vertical Pallet Gardening

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

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.

Fermentation – a technique to preserve food – Oct 6th

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

 

 

Image Description: Brunswick Garden B, photo credit Kelly Ash

Maine Home Garden News September 2013 issue

 

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

 

Image Description: Brunswick Garden A, photo credit Kelly Ash

Image Description: Scarborough Garden, photo credit Kelly Ash

May 2013 issue Maine Home Garden News available now!

Photos 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/

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.

Image Description: Colorful vegetables from the garden

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UMaine Extension Backyard Locavore Event Tickets on Sale

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.

Tickets can be ordered online:  http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/locavore/    More information is available by contacting 207-781-6099 or (800)-287-1471 in Maine, or email: Lois.Elwell@maine.edu.

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.

 

 


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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: extension.cumberland@maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System