Portland Daily Sun Advances Master Gardener Training Course in Falmouth

November 5th, 2013 9:28 AM

The Portland Daily Sun reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will offer a Master Gardener Training Course beginning January 31, 2014 in Falmouth. The training program will take place on 16 consecutive Friday afternoons and will focus on fruits and vegetables.

WABI Reports on Cooperative Extension’s Gleaning Initiative

October 1st, 2013 10:26 AM

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a Hancock County gleaning initiative — the act of harvesting extra crops and sharing with those in need — put on by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Healthy Acadia. Food collected at farms throughout the county are collected by volunteers and redistributed to food pantries throughout Hancock County.

The First Annual Maine Seniors Day is Sept. 14, 2013

September 11th, 2013 8:49 AM

holding hands; photo by Edwin RemsbergThe first annual Maine Seniors Day is Sept. 14, 2013 — a day to recognize the service and contributions of all Maine seniors. University of Maine Cooperative Extension would like to thank its hundreds of participating seniors across the state who are actively involved in its range of programs — from Senior Companion to Master Gardener Volunteers. Today and every day, we honor your involvement and efforts.

Garland Talks to WVII about Maine Harvest for Hunger

September 5th, 2013 10:57 AM

Kate Garland, horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) for the latest installment of its “Backyard Gardener” series. Garland spoke about the Maine Harvest for Hunger program and the importance of giving food back to the community.

SeacoastOnline Previews Four Season Gardening Workshop

August 22nd, 2013 2:09 PM

SeacoastOnline previewed a hands-on Four Season Gardening workshop to be offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners and staff. The workshop will take place Thursday, August 29, 2013 at the Wells Reserve in Wells and will focus on building an inexpensive home garden greenhouse, planting schedules and recommended winter crops.

WABI Covers Art in the Garden Event

August 22nd, 2013 1:26 PM

WABI (Channel 5) reported on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Art in the Garden event held at Rogers Farm in Old Town. The event, which included music, live demonstrations and food, gave the Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners a chance to share with locals their produce and what they learned while in the program.

Sun Journal Covers UMaine Cooperative Extension Cooking Demo

August 12th, 2013 2:05 PM

The Sun Journal reported on an outdoor cooking demonstration on how to steam green beans with dressing, which was hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Oxford County and River Valley Health Communities Coalition. Barbara Murphy, Maine Harvest for Hunger coordinator and extension educator in home horticulture and agriculture, said the demonstration was one of 12 cooking lessons to teach residents “how to be clever with their vegetables.”

Column Cites UMaine Extension’s Harvest for Hunger

July 12th, 2013 3:13 PM

In May, the “Grow It in Maine” column by Carol Howe in Downeast Coastal Press focused on the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Harvest for Hunger program and its benefits to the state.

Cooperative Extension to Offer Gardening Advice, Media Report

July 11th, 2013 8:35 AM

WLBZ (Channel 2) and WVII (Channel 7) reported members of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be offering free hands-on gardening advice this summer. UMaine Extension’s Penobscot County Master Gardeners will be on hand every Tuesday evening at the Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden in Old Town to answer questions for those who may have gardening problems.

Foster’s Daily Democrat Covers Master Gardener Plant Sale

June 19th, 2013 9:38 AM

Foster’s Daily Democrat reported last month’s annual plant sale hosted by the Master Gardener Volunteers with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in York County was a success. The sale, held in Springvale, saw hundreds of customers and generated several thousand dollars for community programs, according to the report.