Posts Tagged ‘Master Gardener’

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

Demonstration Garden Open House

Friday, June 6th, 2014

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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)

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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