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Somerset County Master Gardener November 2012 Newsletter

Really, it’s November already? The older I get, each year seems to fly by faster than the previous one. I have just finished putting my garden to bed and am already starting to receive online garden catalogs for 2013. No wonder things seem to be moving along faster than we would like. I hope this newsletter finds you well and looking forward to spending time with friends and family as the holiday season approaches.

Things to do in the garden

Upcoming Events

Longfellow’s Greenhouse 2012 Art & Artisan Show & Sale

Horse Health Education Conference being held in New Gloucester, ME

Cost for the event is $15 for adults and $10 for students for early registrations received by November 9 (a limited number of scholarships are available; please contact us.) Late and walk-in registrations are $25 for adults and $20 for students.

To register, send check for registration (made out to UMaine Extension) and your name, address, phone, and e-mail to Melissa Libby, 134 Hitchner Hall, UMaine Extension, Orono, ME 04469-5735, 207-581-2788 or 1-800-287-7170 (in Maine) or or Melissa.Libby1@maine.edu. Or register online at umaine.edu/livestock/equine/horse-conf. Bring your own lunch or purchase a lunch ticket at registration desk.

For more information you can also visit the UMaine Events Calendar.

The Maine Harvest Festival

Items of Interest

Thank you!

To Mark Whitney, who worked on cleaning up the raised beds here at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension office in Skowhegan. Also thank you to Sheryl Ruman and Cheryl Perkins for cleaning up the flagpole bed. The raised beds are ready for the 2013 gardening season and the flagpole bed looks the best it has since spring and is ready for an upgrade in the spring of 2013.


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Contact Information

Cooperative Extension in Somerset County
7 County Drive
Skowhegan, Maine 04976-4209
Phone: 207.474.9622 or 1.800.287.1495 (in Maine)E-mail: cesom@umext.maine.edu
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
207.581.1110
A Member of the University of Maine System