Cooperative Extension

Media report on Master Gardener Volunteer training in Cumberland, York counties

Morning Ag Clips and Seacoast Online reported applications are now being accepted for the 2017 University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer training programs in York and Cumberland counties. Morning Ag Clips reported the Cumberland County sessions, which begin Feb. 3 in Falmouth, will place on 16 consecutive Friday afternoons. A Master Gardener is […]

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Stack’s advice cited in Press Herald ‘Maine Gardener’ column

Lois Berg Stack, an ornamental horticulture specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was mentioned in the latest column in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Gardener” series. In the article, “In landscape design, consider function as well as beauty,” the author wrote about attending a two-day session as part of landscape design school. “A […]

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BDN covers second annual Maine Food Network Gathering at UMaine

The Bangor Daily News reported on the annual Maine Food Network Gathering held at the University of Maine. More than 150 people with varying connections to Maine’s local food system came together to discuss a range of topics related to bolstering the state’s food chain, according to the article. This is the second year Maine […]

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BDN features UMaine Extension ‘Growing Maine’ video on family orchard

The Bangor Daily News reported on the latest installment of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s “Growing Maine,” a series of short documentaries highlighting Maine food producers and farm families. The video tells the story of Patty and Gary Treworgy and their children on their second-generation orchard and family farm in Levant. Treworgy Family Orchards […]

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High school freshmen to visit UMaine for overnight, Sun Journal reports

The Sun Journal reported about 45 freshmen from Telstar Regional High School in Bethel will visit the University of Maine for an overnight field trip Dec. 8. 4-H Cooperative Extension is coordinating the visit. Students who are part of The Telstar Freshmen Academy will stay at the Black Bear Inn, eat at UMaine dining halls, […]

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Press Herald shares advice for Thanksgiving rookies from Savoie, UMaine Extension

The Portland Press Herald shared advice from Kathy Savoie, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator and professor, in an article about people who are hosting Thanksgiving for the first time. Savoie’s tips included remembering to remove the giblets and neck from the turkey cavity, delegating tasks, and saving the carving of the bird and […]

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Rebar speaks with Maine Public about Thanksgiving meal price

John Rebar, executive director of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with Maine Public for a report about how this year’s Thanksgiving meal will cost Americans less than it has for decades. However, the price decrease may not be noticed as much in Maine and Vermont, two places that pay significantly more for groceries […]

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Lancaster Farming covers drought recovery, soil protection workshop

Lancaster Farming reported on a recent Regenerative Agriculture Workshop at St. Joseph’s College of Maine. The session covered farm management strategies for conserving soil and water while increasing on-farm productivity and profits, according to the article. “As we are experiencing prolonged dry periods followed by intense rain events, adoption of practices to maximize soil water […]

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Mount Desert Islander advances Peronto’s book launch

Mount Desert Islander reported horticulturists Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto, a professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will launch the book “The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity” at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. Manley and Peronto will talk about how to create gardens that […]

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