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.
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Idaho Press-Tribune recently published an Associated Press article on common gardening questions. Donna Coffin, an educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, gave advice on how to answer the question, “What’s eating my plants?”
The Machias Valley News Observer spoke with Alan Majka of University of Maine Cooperative Extension about an Extension program based in Machias to establish free summer meal sites for children.
The Portland Press Herald blog, “The Root: Dispatches from Maine’s Food Sources,” mentioned programs and advice offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension on back-to-the-land pursuits.
Leslie Forstadt, child and family development specialist at UMaine’s Cooperative Extension, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) about talking to children who are dealing with tragedy.
James Dill, pest management specialist for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in an Associated Press article about nature’s garden helpers. Foster’s Daily Democrat and the Houston Chronicle were among news organizations to carry the report. Dill advised gardeners to maintain ample spacing to attract beneficial insects such as spiders.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Cooking for Crowds workshop with Kathy Savoie was highlighted in the April 10 Dispatches column of the Portland Press Herald.
Fenceviewer, the community news and information website for Maine’s Hancock County, carried an article about the countywide food drive organized by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Washington Hancock Community Agency.
Organizers called the drive a success after collecting 12,350 items.
Fenceviewer talked to Marjorie Peronto, educator at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County, about the extension’s involvement in the drive.
University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s master food preserver training course was highlighted in the April 3 Dispatches column of the Portland Press Herald.