Class to focus on growing grapes commercially in Maine

An introduction to growing grapes commercially in Maine is scheduled 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. Jan. 11, at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive.

Designed for growers interested in small-scale grape production, topics include basic site requirements and preparation, plant selection and care, trellising and pruning options, and nutrient and pest management.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension vegetable and small fruit specialist David Handley, and University of Vermont tree fruit and viticulture specialist Terence Bradshaw will teach the workshop.

The $25 fee includes the manual “Growing Grapes in Wisconsin.” Preregister online by Jan. 5. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Pam St. Peter at 933.2100, More information also is online.