Cooperative Extension

Extension Sewing Program Maintains Cultural Thread for East African Children

Contact: Kristy Ouellette, 353-5550 LEWISTON — Twelve-year-old Naima Arte is making a traditional East African black dress and Naima Odowa, 14, has cut and sewn a black and white scarf with embroidered red hearts. Making clothes with traditional colors “is who we are,” says Odowa, who immigrated to the United States from Kenya with her […]

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Extension Sewing Program Maintains Cultural Thread for East African Children

Contact: Kristy Ouellette, 353-5550 LEWISTON — Twelve-year-old Naima Arte is making a traditional East African black dress and Naima Odowa, 14, has cut and sewn a black and white scarf with embroidered red hearts. Making clothes with traditional colors “is who we are,” says Odowa, who immigrated to the United States from Kenya with her […]

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Maine Grass Farmers Network to Host Thorndike Pasture Walk June 10

Contact: UMaine Cooperative Extension, 1-800-287-1426 THORNDIKE — The Maine Grass Farmers Network is hosting a series of pasture walks during the summer and fall of 2010, the first of which is set for Thursday, June 10 at the farm of Simon Stoll on the Palmer Road in Thorndike. The pasture walk will begin at 5 […]

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UMaine Extension Creates Grow Maine Grow to Help First-Time Gardeners

Contact: Barbara Murphy, extension educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 207-743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482 (in Maine), bmurphy@umext.maine.edu ORONO, ME  — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched Grow Maine Grow, a website for first-time vegetable gardeners looking for easy-to-find local Maine resources and answers to gardening questions. Gardens can provide food, add beauty to the landscape, […]

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Maine College Students to Shadow Women Political Leaders in Augusta March 11

Contact: Joe Carr at (207) 581-3571 ORONO — Six women who attend Maine colleges, all graduates of the 2009 Maine NEW Leadership program, will spend Thursday March 11 in Augusta shadowing women who hold key state government leadership positions. Maine NEW Leadership, a program for college women offered by the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase […]

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Researchers Working to Develop Lobster Probiotic

Contact: Deborah Bouchard, (207) 581-2767 Improving the food quality and safety of lobsters while being stored in the pound is one of the goals of a project spearheaded by Deborah Bouchard of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Bouchard, working with David Basti and Anne Lichtenwalner also of UMaine’s Cooperative Extension, recently was awarded a […]

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UMaine Cooperative Extension Receives Funding for Beach Monitoring Project

Contact: Keri Lindberg, (207) 832-0343 The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has received funding from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection through funds distributed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to continue the Maine Healthy Beaches Program, an effort to monitor water quality and protect public health on Maine’s coastal beaches. Maine is granted $256,000 […]

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Sabattus Youngster Receives 4-H Award

Contact: Kristy Ouellette at (207) 353-5555 LISBON FALLS, Me.– Jordan Davis of Sabattus was presented the Exceptional Accomplishment Through 4-H Award on Friday Nov. 20, 2009. More than 60 youngsters and family members participated in the November award ceremony.  The award presented to Davis is the highest honor awarded to an Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County 4-H member. […]

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Maine Tree Club Planning 2010 Outings

Contact: Amy Witt, 207-780-4205 PORTLAND, ME— Maine residents and visitors can learn more about one of the state’s greatest resources by joining the Maine Tree Club, ane ducational project designed for people of all ages to learn about trees. University of Maine Cooperative Extension, the Maine Forest Service, and the Pine Tree State Arboretum collaborate […]

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