UMaine Extension workshop to focus on extending growing season with greenhouses

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a program on home and small-scale greenhouses 9:30 a.m.–noon April 22 at the UMaine Extension Penobscot County office in Bangor.

Greenhouses extend Maine’s growing season. The workshop includes technical specifications of a greenhouse and key control factors, including temperature, levels of light and shade, irrigation, fertilizer application, and atmospheric humidity, as well as planting schedules and crop selection.

Matthew Wallhead, UMaine Extension ornamental horticulture specialist and UMaine School of Food and Agriculture assistant professor of horticulture, will lead the workshop.

The $10 per person fee includes materials. Register online. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Wendy Robertson, 942.7396, 800.287.1485 (in Maine). More information also is online.