Extension Programs Mentioned in Newspaper

UMaine Cooperative Extension’s master gardener program was mentioned in a Kennebec Journal feature about gardens being worked by inmates in Kennebec County jail. The inmate garden program is run by three organizers who have all gone through the master gardener program, according to the article. Much of vegetable raised in the gardens are donated to Harvest for Hunger, a Cooperative Extension program that encourages farmers to grow extra rows, or donate gleanings, to supply area food banks.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777