Cooperative Extension

UMaine, UNH Extensions webinar on growing microgreens Jan. 3

University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about growing microgreens indoors from 6–7:15 p.m. Jan 3. “Growing Microgreens” details the ideal conditions for growing high-quality microgreens indoors, and the variety of herb, flower and vegetable seeds typically used. UMaine Extension horticulture professional Pamela […]

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UMaine Extension offers webinar bundles for last-minute holiday gifts

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering bundles of prerecorded webinars about various gardening-related topics for last-minute gift shoppers. The On Demand Webinars series includes bundles of three to four prerecorded webinars about starting and maintaining a home orchard, gardening with native plants, composting and soil health, and seed selection and starting. The webinars […]

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Media advance Fuller’s legacy garlic project

The Bangor Daily News, The Piscataquis Observer and Morning Ag Clips highlighted an effort by garlic guru David Fuller, a retiring nontimber agriculture professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, to rehome 800 garlic bulbs he used in his research. He contacted colleagues and Master Gardener Volunteers who worked with organizers of school and […]

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UMaine Extension offers virtual 4-H Dog SPIN Club

University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a Virtual 4-H Dog SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club. This will be a short-term, special interest club that will meet virtually once a month from January until June. The first meeting is at 9 a.m. on Jan. 22.  The club, which will focus on all things dogs, is […]

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Legacy Extension garlic project keeps growing in Maine gardens

For nearly a quarter-century, Dave Fuller has been teaching untold numbers of people ages 5 to 90 how to grow hardneck garlic. It’s been one of his areas of expertise as a University of Maine Cooperative Extension agriculture and nontimber forest products professional based in Farmington. He has provided hands-on training for commercial growers and […]

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Wiscasset Newspaper, BDN highlight microgreens webinar

The Wiscasset Newspaper and Bangor Daily News advanced a University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension webinar for home gardeners about growing microgreens indoors from 6–7:15 p.m. Jan 3. Learn more and register on the event webpage.

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Media highlight 4-H Dog SPIN Club

The Bangor Daily News, The Piscataquis Observer, the Sun Journal, Centralmaine.com and Morning Ag Clips highlighted University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H’s Virtual 4-H Dog SPIN (SPecial INterest) Club. This will be a short-term, special interest club that will meet virtually once a month from January until June.  For more information on the club or […]

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UMaine Extension offers online updates for agriculture industry Dec. 15

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two online updates specific to the agricultural industry from 7–8 p.m. on Dec. 15.   “Can We Grow Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) Sustainably in Maine” and “Pest Management Considerations with Growing Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.)” will both be presented by UMaine Extension professor John Jemison.   The cost is $5; […]

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