The St. John Valley Times previewed the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s upcoming 4-H Sheep and Fiber Festival May 11 in Presque Isle.
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The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine AgrAbility program was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root: Dispatches from Maine’s food sources.” Lani Carlson, Maine AgrAbility project coordinator, spoke about the program that provides services and assistance to support Maine farmers with disabilities and their families so they can continue to have successful agricultural careers.
The St. John Valley Times previewed the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s open house May 6 at its new location on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus.
Jason Bolton, assistant professor and food safety specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about tips to keep in mind when picking and eating fiddleheads to avoid foodborne illnesses. Tips include picking the right variety, making sure they come from a clean environment and thoroughly washing and boiling before eating.
Genna Cherichello, FoodCorps service member with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was featured in a recent Penobscot Bay Pilot article. Last week, Cherichello helped Oceanside East’s High School Foundations Program plant an orchard beside the garden near the Rockland school and helped Medomak Valley High School’s horticulture, life skills and ceramics classes build an Earth oven and pizza garden in Waldoboro.
Foster’s Daily Democrat previewed the upcoming plant sale by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers in York County. The sale takes place May 18 in Springvale.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Maine Harvest for Hunger program was mentioned in a recent “Food and Dining Dispatches” column for the Portland Press Herald. The program is seeking gardeners willing to plant an extra row of produce this year to donate to local soup kitchens and food pantries.
James Dill, pest management specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WABI (Channel 5) about the bed bug epidemic in the U.S. Dill offered tips on how to avoid and get rid of the pests.
A Boston Globe feature on Sharon Kitchens, a former city dweller who now lives off the land in Maine, mentioned the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Volunteers Program. Kitchens, who also writes the Portland Press Herald blog “The Root,” expects to complete the program this year and to begin the volunteer requirements.
The Village Soup previewed an upcoming event to be led by University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator Ellie Libby. Libby will speak about regional school garden programs and their effect on the local food movement at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden on April 30.