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Cooperative Extension: Garden & Yard

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s publications & books help “extend” University of Maine resources to the Maine public.


General Gardening




Insect Pests and Plant Diseases



  • Composting Basics
    Learn why you should compost, the processes of composting, and what can and can not be composted.
  • Composting Recipe
    Learn what compost ingredients to use and how much to use along with how to blend, mix and cook your compost.
  • Worm Composting
    Learn how to create an indoor or outdoor worm bin, what worms to use, and what materials are needed.

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Contact Information

Cooperative Extension: Garden & Yard
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System