Posts Tagged ‘workshop’

2014 Master Food Preserver Course Applications available

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Do you enjoy the art and science of food preservation? Would you like to develop expertise in food preservation? Consider becoming a Master Food Preserver.

What is a Master Food Preserver?

Master Food Preservers serve to extend Extension’s education programs in food preservation to adults and youth. The Master Food Preserver serves as a volunteer and resource in the community to provide the public with research-based information from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and USDA.

Complete schedule and APPLICATION FORM are available now.  Application deadline is first Friday in May. Participants are informed of their selection status the 3rd week in May.

If you have questions, please email lois.elwell@maine.edu or call 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in State)

This program was made possible in part by Whole Foods Market.    2whole-foods-market

 

Preserving Tomatoes Canning and Freezing

Friday, August 16th, 2013

If you have tomatoes and need to find a way to store them, this is the class for you.  There is nothing like your own tomato sauce in the middle of a Maine winter simmering on the stove.

Tomatoes canning and freezing techniques will be taught by Kate McCarty of University of Maine. Cost $15 (scholarship available)

Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME on August 27, 2013 at 5:30PM-8:30PM.

Sign up today at:  online registration   or for more information call 207.781.6099

Photo by Amy Witt        

   Bowl of vegetables

Cooking For Crowds, a Food Safety Training for Volunteer Quantity Cooks

Monday, March 25th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Kathy Savoie, offers food safety training to occasional volunteer quantity cooks called “Cooking for Crowds”. These workshops meet the Good Shepherd Food-Bank safety training requirements. If you volunteer at local food fund-raising events, you may want to attend. The cost is $15.00 per person. Register online.

In April 2013 separate workshops are offered at UMaine Regional Learning Center, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 3

Thursday, April 25, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 18

For more information e-mail: lois.elwell@maine.edu or call 781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (toll free in Maine)

 

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

Growing Your Own Fruit Trees

Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Do you want to grow fruit trees, but don’t know where to begin? Join Master Gardener Joel Leak as he provides basic information on how to grow apples, pears and stone fruits (including peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and cherries). He will discuss varieties, planting, pollination, insect pests, diseases and pruning. Joel has been gardening for 40 years and started with a small vegetable garden when he was young .He graduated from the Cumberland County Master Gardener program in 2001.~ He has over 40 fruit trees, 10 grape vines, many berry bushes, and a large vegetable garden.
Wednesday, 3/13, 6:00-9:00pm, $10 at Gorham Middle School
To register or for more information, please contact:
Peach tree

Photo by David Merritt

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

Summer Canning Workshops

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Canning workshops will be taught by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s  Kate McCarty, Program Aide and Master Food Preservers Volunteers.

 

Location:  UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater  Dr.  Suite 104,  Falmouth, ME 04105

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Cost:  $10 (scholarships are available)

To register: call 207-781-6099  or  800-287-1471
June 26, 2012   -  Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Strawberry Jam

July 10, 2012    -   Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Strawberry Jam

July 31, 2012    -  Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Dilly Beans

For more information email lois.elwell@maine.edu

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

Canning and food preservation class at Regional Learning Center