WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Kate Garland, horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the latest installment of its “Backyard Gardener” series. Garland demonstrated planting some of the season’s last crops.
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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.
Creating a garden using only plants native to Maine will take center stage at the University of Maine’s Rogers Farm June 18, 2013. The free UMaine Cooperative Extension program begins at 6:00 p.m. It is the fourth in the summer series Public Nights at the Garden, and will be held rain or shine. Soil preparation, plant selection and best planting practices will be discussed and demonstrated by UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers and Kate Garland, UMaine Extension horticulturist, at the Rogers Farm Demonstration Garden, 914 Bennoch Road, Stillwater, Maine. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact the UMaine Extension Penobscot County Office, 207.942.7396.
Foster’s Daily Democrat reports the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners will offer a hands-on workshop titled “Drip Irrigation for the Home Garden” on June 4, 2013 at the Wells Reserve in Wells.
WVII (Channel 7) spoke with Kate Garland, horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the latest installment of its “Backyard Gardener” series. Garland spoke about soil testing and container gardening.
A Bangor Daily News story about growing local interest in beekeeping cites the importance of University of Maine Cooperative Extension expertise.
David Fuller, agriculture and nontimber forest products professional and fiddlehead expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Portland Press Herald about fiddlehead characteristics and this year’s harvest. A video of Fuller and the plants is also featured with the article.
David Fuller, agriculture and nontimber forest products professional and fiddlehead expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network about fiddlehead characteristics and this year’s harvest.
Lois Berg Stack, University of Maine sustainable agriculture professor and Cooperative Extension specialist in ornamental horticulture, was interviewed for the Portland Press Herald article “Help for salt-damaged lawns.” Stack says road salt can cause serious damage to plants and suggests planting salt-resistant varieties and avoiding salt-sensitive trees. She also suggests using raised beds or fences to protect roadside plants and thoroughly watering to rid salts from soil.
Frank Drummond, University of Maine professor of insect ecology and entomology, UMaine Extension professor and bee specialist, spoke with the radio station Q106.5 about the decline of honeybees. Drummond said several factors such as pesticides and a mite that spreads a virus are contributing to the decline.