The South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Sentry reported Southern Maine Community College’s Horticulture Department has partnered with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to allow students to grow newly developed varieties of vegetables and flowers as part of a national program to introduce new plants to home gardeners. The students are growing the plants from seeds that were made available to the public for the first time this year, the article states. All-America Selections, a nonprofit organization that tests new varieties of seeds, chose UMaine Extension to showcase the plants at its Tidewater Farm display garden in Falmouth. UMaine Extension then asked SMCC to grow the plants in the college’s greenhouse until they’re ready to be transplanted to the display garden.
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In a story on the Portland Flower Show, Channel 2 (WLBZ) advanced the silent and live plant auctions that will take place Sunday at the Portland Company Complex and will benefit the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Demonstration Garden at Tidewater Farm and the Maine Harvest for Hunger Gardens in Cumberland County.