Maine Garden Day returns after five-year hiatus

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host Maine Garden Day on March 14, 8:15 a.m.–4 p.m., at Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave., Lewiston. 

Back after a five-year hiatus, this day-long conference includes 30 hands-on, informational workshops in both half- and quarter-day sessions. Topics include grafting fruit trees, growing hemp in the garden, rewilding the landscape, hunger in the community, growing a gardening business, and raising mushrooms. Keynote speaker Dan Jaffe, author and horticulturist, will discuss the role of native plants in Maine gardens.

The $60 per-person fee ($30 for students) includes lunch; limited financial assistance is available Register online by Feb. 20. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Pamela Hargest, 207.781.6099, More information also is on the conference website. Supporting sponsors include Woodin & Company Store Fixtures, Inc. and the Maine Arts Commission.