Cooperative Extension

UMaine Extension Offers Master Gardener Volunteer Training in Lisbon Falls

Contact: Dana Rickman, 207-353-5550 LISBON FALLS, Me. – University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Lisbon Falls-based staff will offer an eight-week Master Gardener volunteers course starting March 23, 2010. The deadline to request an application is Nov. 13, 2009 and completed applications are due by Jan. 8, 2010. UMaine Extension Educator Tori Jackson will collaborate with […]

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UMaine Extension Watershed Survey Training Set

Contact: Laura Wilson at (207) 581-2971 MILO, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will prove Watershed Survey training on Monday Oct. 19 at the Milo town office.  The training will run from 6-8 p.m. and regirstration is free. Participants will learn to identify and document erosion in the Schoodic Lake watershed.  This watershed survey will take […]

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UMaine Extension Schedules Sheep and Goat Nutrition Seminar

Contact: Richard Brzozowski at (207) 780-4205 Fairfield, ME — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will present a day-long sheep and goat nutrition seminar on Saturday, October 24. The session is scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kennebec Valley Community College’s Carter Hall Auditorium in Fairfield. Sheep and goat numbers are increasing as small farms spring […]

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Potatoes, Apples and Cider: Maine Foods for October

Contact: Kathy Savoie, (207) 780-4205 ORONO, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension recommends its bulletins on in-season fruits and vegetables for consumers looking for information about using, preserving and storing agricultural products such as apples and potatoes. Popular October bulletins such as “Let’s Preserve Apples” and “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Potatoes and Safe Home Cider […]

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UMaine Extension to Sponsor Acadia National Park Trip

Contact: Amy Witt, 207-780-4205, awitt@umext.maine.edu BAR HARBOR, Me.—University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a tree identification tour of Acadia National Park on Friday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Extension Educator Marjorie Peronto will lead the tour of the Wonderland Trail, paying particular attention to the native trees and shrubs that thrive in this coastal […]

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Watershed Stewards Program Offered for Beech Hill Pond

Contact: Laura Wilson, (207) 581-2971, lwilson@umext.maine.edu Otis, ME— University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host the Watershed Stewards Program at Beech Hill School in Otis this fall, focusing on the water quality of Beech Hill Pond. Maine lakes are at risk from development, landscapes, and invasive species. The Watershed Stewards Program trains volunteers to recognize […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Expert Offers Tips to Save What is Left of the Harvest

Contact: Richard Brzozowski, 780-4205 or rbrz@umext.maine.edu The growing season of 2009 has not been a typical one. Weeks of cool temperatures, too much rain, disease and other problems have put a damper on many Mainers’ hopes for a “bumper crop” of produce. Richard Brzozowski of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers the following list […]

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Economists Find Microbusinesses Growing in Economic Importance in Maine

Contacts: Jim McConnon, 581-3165 or Todd Gabe, 581-3307 ORONO — New research by University of Maine economists shows that the smallest of small businesses — micro-enterprises with up to four employees — have a significant economic impact on state and even national economies. And those very small businesses in Maine are leading New England in […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension to Offer “Make Your Own Baby Food” Classes

Contact: Kate Yerxa at 581-3109 (media only), or Nannette Marcinkowski at 581-3445. When most people think of green baby food, pureed peas or string beans come to mind.  But Kate Yerxa, the statewide educator for nutrition and physical activity at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, has a different perspective. The green she sees isn’t […]

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