Cooperative Extension

Hargest cited in Press Herald ‘Maine Gardener’ column on plant sales, moths

Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in the latest column in the Portland Press Herald “Maine Gardener” series. In the article, “Plant sales no bargain if winter moth is part of the deal,” the author warns the winter moth has been devastating hardwoods in several coastal Maine […]

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Dill speaks with BDN about protection against ticks

Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article, “How to keep ticks out of your yard and off your body.” Options for controlling ticks include spraying synthetic pesticides, dousing areas with natural plant-based repellents, erecting fences to keep out animals […]

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Ellsworth American previews UMaine Extension business planning workshops

The Ellsworth American reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer free business planning workshops in Ellsworth. All of the workshops will run from 9 a.m. to noon and will be held at the Extension office. The schedule includes “Pricing Your Products and Services” on May 14, “Staying Safe: Protecting Your Small Business from […]

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Food insecurity addressed at Farmington summit, Sun Journal reports

The Sun Journal published a Livermore Falls Advertiser article on the second annual Greater Franklin Food Summit in Farmington. The event identified bright spots, challenges and opportunities facing the region’s food system, according to the article. David Fuller, an agricultural and nontimber forest products professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, defined a food […]

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VillageSoup previews Camden presentation on Maine’s changing climate

VillageSoup advanced a presentation on the realities of Maine’s changing climate set for 7 p.m. May 15 at the Camden Public Library. The presentation will be led by Esperanza Stancioff, a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant climate change educator, and Ivan Fernandez, a professor of soil science and forest resources at […]

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Press Herald interviews Fuller about growing, harvesting fiddleheads

The Portland Press Herald spoke with David Fuller, a fiddlehead expert and agricultural and nontimber forest products professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article about some Maine residents choosing to grow their own fiddleheads instead of harvesting them in the wild. The first coiled fronds should start poking up through the […]

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Erich quoted in BDN article on World Naked Gardening Day

Susan Erich, a professor of plant, soil, and environmental sciences at the University of Maine, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article, “Celebrating World Naked Gardening Day could be good for your health.” Exposure to dirt — and all the bacteria, germs and other microscopic life within it — can be beneficial to […]

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BDN interviews Garland about how to save gardens when life gets hectic

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Kate Garland, a horticulturist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “How to keep your garden from falling to weeds when life gets busy.” Sometimes people take a break from their gardens when their life gets hectic, according to the article. “Ungardening comes up for so […]

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Presenters needed for annual 4-H@UMaine

The annual 4-H@UMaine: Connecting Kids to Campus will be held May 18–19 at the University of Maine. Designed to build college and career aspirations for middle and early high school youth, the event last year attracted 75 middle and high school students. Participation by UMaine faculty, students and staff is key to the success of […]

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