Cooperative Extension

WABI covers ‘Signs of the Seasons’ citizen science training

WABI (Channel 5) reported on a free “Signs of the Seasons” training session for volunteer citizen scientists at the Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden. The program, which is offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant, helps volunteers look at life cycle changes of plants and animals, WABI reported. “It’s […]

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UMaine Extension mentioned in Press Herald article on edible garden in Westbrook

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension was mentioned in a Portland Press Herald article about Edible Main Street, a pilot project in Westbrook. The Downtown Westbrook Coalition has installed eight garden planters in Blue Note Park on the city’s Main Street. In May, volunteers will fill them with edible plants such as green beans, cherry […]

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Fitzgerald quoted in Kennebec Journal article on Manchester greenhouse

The Kennebec Journal spoke with Caragh Fitzgerald, an agricultural educator at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Kennebec County, for an article about the 40th anniversary of Longfellow’s Greenhouse in Manchester. The surge of younger gardeners has led the greenhouse staff to become more like growing coaches to their customers, advising them on how […]

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UMaine offers more ‘Signs of the Seasons’ training

Four free “Signs of the Seasons” trainings sessions for volunteer citizen scientists are being offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant. Participants are trained to observe the signs of spring — budding leaves, blooming flowers, peeping frogs, singing birds — that are indicators of a much larger cycle of seasonal changes that […]

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UMaine Extension publishes new plum production bulletin

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a new bulletin on plum production in Maine. With the increased demand for locally grown fresh fruit, some Maine farmers see an opportunity in adding plums to fruit crops already being grown for the consumer market. “Plum Production in Maine” provides information on topics including plum varieties, estimated […]

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UMaine Extension seminar mentioned in Press Herald column on native plants

A daylong seminar for garden professionals was mentioned in the latest article in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Gardener” column. The article, “Native plants may be in short supply in your garden,” cited the event that was held at the Cumberland County Cooperative Extension office in Falmouth. The seminar included a briefing on native plants, […]

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Q106.5 cites UMaine Extension services, Dill in report on ticks

Bangor radio station Q106.5 mentioned services offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in a report about protection against ticks. UMaine Extension offers free tick identification and can store ticks for up to a year. Jim Dill, a pest management specialist with UMaine Extension, advises never pulling or twisting a tick. Instead, he says […]

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Camp North Woods mentioned in Ellsworth American article on game warden’s talk

Camp North Woods was mentioned in an Ellsworth American article on a recent Winter Harbor talk by John MacDonald, a corporal with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. MacDonald spoke to attract recruits and inform the general public now that the popular “Animal Planet” television show that focused on the department is over, […]

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Seacoast Online advances Peronto’s gardening, biodiversity book talk in York

Seacoast Online reported horticulturists Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto, a professor with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will talk about their book, “The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity” at 7 p.m. April 18 at the York Public Library. The authors will describe how to create gardens that will help stem the tide […]

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Press Herald reports UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center, SAD 44 receive grant

The Portland Press Herald reported the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond was awarded a six-year, $600,000 grant from the Lerner Foundation. Eight community organizations, each partnered with a local school district, will receive a grant as part of a larger effort to spur the post-secondary educational aspirations of rural […]

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