Posts Tagged ‘sustainable’

Volunteer Activities with Extension Homemaker Groups

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The opportunity to be a life long learner awaits you.  Volunteer with other creative people doing community projects and service.

Why not signup today to join an existing daytime group near you or start a new evening group in your community?    The University of Maine Extension Homemakers’ (daytime) Groups for 2014 are:  Gray, West Baldwin, Windham/White Rock, and Tri-town.

By extending the University of Maine resources into community through educational  opportunities and service projects, the Extension Homemaker Groups bring  life-long learning home.

  • 2014 area of study is Italy, its food, culture and customs
  • Volunteer activities include creating shelter bag, valentines for veterans, knitting projects for homeless shelters and food pantries
  • Creative group displays at Cumberland Fair bring attention to University of Maine Cooperative Extension programs such as food preservation.

canning jars with corn

Gray Ext Blueberryland2013


Windham White Rock 2013 Amish quilts

For more information please contact:

Cumberland County Extension Homemakers [CCEH]
Phone: (207) 781-6099 or
800-287-1471 (in Maine)
FAX: 207-781-5983



2013 Maine Vegetable and Fruit Schools

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Highmoor FarmThere are still a few openings left for the 2013 Maine Vegetable & Fruit Schools, to be held on Tuesday, March 12 at Seasons Conference Center in Portland and on Wednesday, March 13 at the Bangor Motor Inn.

More information is posted on the Highmoor Farm website. Please register as soon as possible. The cost is $35.00 and includes lunch.

Certified Vegetable Gardening Course

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Man gardening

Please note:

Due to great interest, registration for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s spring 2013 Certified Vegetable Gardening Course is now closed.


Grow Your Own Organic Garden

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term “certified organic” means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in sustainable manner? Join us for an evening workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science and how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. The course will also cover the basics of making and using compost, the principles of crop rotation and how to incorporate green manures and manage nutrients in the garden. Other topics will include how to tell the difference between cultivated plants and weeds, basic weed control strategies, and common insect pests and methods of natural insect control.
Richard Brzozowski has served as an Extension Educator for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension since 1987. He is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating educational programs for farmers and gardeners in Cumberland County. He currently serves on the Maine Master Gardener Development Board.
Thursday, 5/16, 6:00-9:00pm, $10 at Gorham Middle School
To register or for more information, please contact:
Vegetable garden

Photo by David Merritt

Gorham Adult Education
106 Weeks Road, Gorham, ME 04038
(207) 222-1126