Media promote Extension’s Garden Chats

The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel and Advertiser Democrat highlighted the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s online gardening discussion series “Garden Chats: Growing Resilience from the Ground Up.” The free, one-hour discussions allow gardeners and UMaine Extension experts to share and discuss gardening tips and ask questions about various subjects, including pruning, seed starting, soil preparation and garden management. Sessions will be held at 9 a.m. on Mondays, noon on Wednesdays and 6 p.m. on Thursdays through April 23. More information, including the topic schedule and instructions for joining the Zoom sessions, can be found on UMaine Extension’s website. The Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel also referenced the series in its report “Seed sales soar as Mainers put down roots at home.” Pamela Hargest, horticulture professional with the UMaine Extension Cumberland County Office, said the first session, held on March 30, attracted 67 participants.