Cooperative Extension

Foster cited in Country Living about growing lavender

Jonathan Foster, community education assistant with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was cited in an article by Country Living about best practices in growing lavender, noting that aggressive pruning into the woody part of the lavender plant may kill the plant.

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Mount Desert Islander shares UMaine Extension Master Gardener berry workshop

The Mount Desert Islander noted that the 2023 UMaine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers monthly workshop series begins at 10 a.m. April 8 with David Handley, vegetable and small fruit specialist at the UMaine Extension, presenting “Grow Your Best Berries” at the Cooperative Extension office in Ellsworth. Registration is required for this free workshop by […]

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Learn to grow tomatoes, peppers and melons with UMaine Extension vegetable specialists

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners on growing tomatoes, peppers, melons and more from 6–7:15 p.m. on April 4.  Growing Great Tomatoes, Peppers, Melons and More will offer simple tips and tricks to save time and improve yields. Peyton Ginakes, Extension research associate, and Mark Hutton, Extension vegetable specialist, […]

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UMaine Extension offers indoor seed starting workshop in Somerset County

The workshop Seed Starting Indoors will take place at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Somerset County office at 7 County Drive in Skowhegan on Friday, March 31 from 12:30–3 p.m. Brett Johnson, UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture and horticulture professional, will share strategies used to optimize conditions for seed germination, seedling growth and acclimation to […]

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UMaine Extension hosts annual Rural Living Day in Waldo County

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Waldo County Extension Association are hosting the 29th annual Rural Living Day from 9 a.m.–1:45 p.m. on April 1, at Mount View High School, 577 Mount View Road, Thorndike. The event features workshops on a variety of rural living topics, including keeping goats; fungi; creating a cranberry garden; processing […]

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Dill speaks to BDN about babesiosis

Griffin Dill, manager of the University of Maine Tick Lab, spoke to the Bangor Daily News about the rise of the tick-borne disease babesiosis. Cases of babesiosis — a disease carried and transmitted by deer ticks with symptoms that include fever, chills and lethargy — have skyrocketed in Maine from nine reported in 2011 to […]

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Holland speaks to Maine Public about browntail moths

Lynne Holland, horticulture and social media professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a VIP caller on a segment of Maine Public’s show Maine Calling about how to deal with invasive browntail moths this time of year.

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Media share virtual training for UMaine Extension 4-H volunteers

The Bangor Daily News, Turner Publishing and CentralMaine.com shared that University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a two-part online training for adults interested in becoming 4-H volunteers from noon–1 p.m. on March 28 and April 4. A second round of the training will be offered from 6–7 p.m. on April 19 and 26. Register on the […]

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Media boost UMaine Extension healthy gardens webinar

The Penobscot Bay Pilot and Sun Journal shared that University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar to help home gardeners select healthy plants for their garden, March 28 from 6–7:15 p.m. Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive the recording link.

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