UMaine Extension offers talks at Northern Maine Fair Aug. 5–8

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer several educational talks and demonstrations Aug. 5–8 at the Northern Maine Fair Exhibition Hall, 84 Mechanic St., Presque Isle.   

Extension Talks” begins at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 with an overview of soil health, followed by dessert-making with an electric pressure cooker at 7 p.m. Other topics include growing hemp, gardening for pollinators, cover cropping for weed control and water bath canning. 

The talks are free; no registration is needed. Pesticide credits are available for some sessions. Find a full schedule on the event webpage

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis, 207.834.3905;