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Grow Hops at Home

Growing hops in the garden at home is the focus of a workshop Tuesday, April 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Nokomis Regional High School, 266 Williams Road, Newport.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and RSU 19 Adult Education are sponsoring the workshop, which will cover the history of hops production in New England, what is needed for hops to thrive in Penobscot County, basics of planting and care, pests that can affect hops and harvesting.

Donna Coffin, Extension educator in Piscataquis and Penobscot counties and statewide resource for the Maine beef and equine industries, will lead the workshop. Cost is $10 for those who register by March 24, $15 for those who register after. To register, call 207.368.3290 or visit the website. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.564.3301, 800.287.1491 (in Maine).

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