Cooperative Extension

Learn How to Strengthen Facilitation Skills

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Sea Grant are offering a five-session fall workshop for people interested in improving their facilitation skills. “Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1,” will be held 4–8 p.m. Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 10, Nov. 25 and Dec. 9, at North Berwick Town Hall, 21 Main St., North Berwick. […]

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Moran Talks Apples on MPBN’s ‘Maine Calling’

Renae Moran, a tree fruit specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was a recent guest on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Calling” radio show. The show, titled “Apples, apples and more apples,” included discussion about favorite apple types and recipes.

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Bolton Gives Safe Canning Tips on WVII

Jason Bolton, a food safety specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) about safe canning practices. Bolton said the best part of canning is that it gives your food shelf life. He stressed the importance of using accurate and reliable resources, such as UMaine Extension classes, that are tested […]

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UMaine Extension Bulletin Bolsters Cross-Cultural Communication

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has published a new bulletin about strengthening a community’s capacity for cross-cultural conversation. Jane Haskell, UMaine Extension professor, and Ashley Storrow, assistant program manager with Language Partners and Refugee and Immigration Services of Catholic Charities Maine, co-authored Using Refugee Voices to Improve Cross Cultural Conversations: Research with New Mainers. Researchers […]

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AP Advances Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Conference

The Associated Press previewed the Oct. 23 Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability Conference that will be hosted by the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute (CCI). The conference, which is aimed at preparing for extreme weather events, is for business people, farmers, community planners and other interested residents and will cover subjects such as the […]

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UMaine Extension Whips Up Family Fun Cooking Class

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and FoodCorps announce a free cooking class for families 5–6 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 2–30, at the UMaine Extension Somerset County office, 7 County Drive, Skowhegan. The five-session class is designed for income-eligible families with children living at home. Parents will learn to prepare quick and easy main meals while youth […]

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UMaine Extension Updates Foliage Facts Bulletin

University of Maine Cooperative Extension has updated its classic publication explaining why leaves change color in autumn. While some people believe frost causes the color explosion, some leaves begin to turn red, orange or yellow even before the first frost. In Bulletin 7078, Facts About Leaf Color in Maine, UMaine Extension Professor Kathryn Hopkins explains […]

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Moran Quoted in Press Herald Article on Maine Peaches

Renae Moran, a tree fruit specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a the Portland Press Herald article, “Maine peaches may be tricky to grow, but they’re easy to eat.” Moran said Maine gardeners can have a peach tree in their backyard without using conventional farming practices, such as spraying pesticides […]

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