Cooperative Extension

BDN interviews Garland about winter gardening

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “From York to St. John Valley, winter can’t stop gardeners.” A growing number of Mainers are pushing the region’s gardening season to produce fresh vegetables year-round, according to the article. “People are certainly doing it,” […]

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Falkland Island News Network publishes report on Follow a Researcher

The Falkland Island News Network carried a WLBZ (Channel 2) report about the University of Maine’s Follow a Researcher program. For a second year, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering the program that aims to connect K–12 students in Maine and around the country to UMaine researchers in the field. From Jan. […]

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UMaine Extension bulletin provides tips on plant creation

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a new bulletin about creating new plants that covers seed production and storage, soil conditions, transplanting and dissemination by cuttings and divisions. “Plant Propagation in Maine” was edited and revised by David Sorensen, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension educator emeritus, and Kate Garland, UMaine Extension horticulturist. For […]

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Hopkins speaks with MPBN about early sap flow

Kathy Hopkins, a maple syrup expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, WABI (Channel 5) and Portland Press Herald for reports about maple sap running early due to warmer weather. Early sap runs have been sporadic in the state and region at this point, according to the […]

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BDN interviews Jemison about cultivating hemp for food, fiber in Maine

The Bangor Daily News spoke with John Jemison, a soil and water quality specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “Cultivating hemp for fiber, food getting close to legal.” According to Jemison, Maine farmers who want to grow industrial hemp should start writing letters to their representatives in Congress. Jemison is […]

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Fosters.com advances beginner beekeeping school in Springvale

Fosters.com reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine State Beekeepers Association will offer a five-week Beginner Bee School, 6–8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 2–30, at Anderson Learning Center in Springvale. Participants will learn about bee colonies, hive construction, pests and diseases, and honey production. They also may observe area hives and gain hands-on […]

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Tanglewood 4-H Center to host February vacation camp

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Lincolnville will host a February vacation day camp for children ages 5–12 that celebrates the outdoors. Participants will snowshoe, identify animal tracks and explore winter ecology through games and hands-on learning from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. […]

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BDN reports on return of Camp North Woods

The Bangor Daily News reported young fans of the Animal Planet TV show “North Woods Law” will have the chance to learn some outdoor skills from their favorite Maine Game Wardens again this summer at Camp North Woods. The University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond will host two sessions of […]

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