Outreach

BDN interviews Savoie about making herbal vinegars  

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Kathleen Savoie, extension educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, about using fresh herbs to produce unique and flavorful vinegars. For more information about using and preserving herbs, watch the UMaine Extension webinar “Preserving in the Maine Harvest.” 

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Media promote Garden Mentorship program 

Several media organizations shared the University of Maine news release highlighting a new gardening mentorship program developed by University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The program matches volunteer Master Gardeners with people seeking technical gardening assistance and coaching. The program is intended to support the rapidly increasing number of home gardeners seeking pandemic-safe activities. Volunteer mentors […]

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Wilson Center offers Summer Fun Boxes for personal reflection

The University of Maine Wilson Center is sharing resources to make the last month of summer productive by supporting fun and personal reflection.  Summer Fun Boxes, which contain coloring sheets and colored pencils, gratitude stones, poems and a candle, among other items, can be picked up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays at 67 College […]

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Sculpture

View what’s new, and old, at UMaine-affiliated museums, gallery 

For people eager to again appreciate art and artifacts in person, three University of Maine museums and a gallery are open, or soon will be.  Admission to the Hudson Museum, Page Farm and Home Museum, Zillman Museum (ZAM) and Lord Hall Gallery is free. Guests are required to wear face coverings and follow all other […]

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Jacobs featured on Guides Gone Wild podcast

Lauren Jacobs was a guest on the Guides Gone Wild podcast. She is a lecturer in kinesiology and physical education and coordinator of the outdoor leadership concentration and minor in the College of Education and Human Development. The interview focused on Jacobs’ personal outdoor journey, from growing up on a lake in Maine, to professional […]

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Dill gives BDN details about tomato-destroying tobacco hornworms

James Dill talked with the Bangor Daily News about the tomato plant-destroying tobacco hornworms. “You look at your garden all summer and nothing is wrong and then one morning there’s this worm eating your tomatoes,” said the University of Maine Cooperative Extension pest management specialist. Overnight, tobacco hornworms, which are bright green with white diagonal […]

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Media mention UMaine in stories about success of Maine Grains

The University of Maine was mentioned in an article that ran in the Portland Press Herald and on CentralMaine.com about sales at Skowhegan-based Maine Grains skyrocketing during the pandemic. Founder Amber Lambke said the business has had a 4,000% increase in online sales. She said the company’s collaborative business model is an example in rural areas. “One of […]

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Printing Services earns platinum award for DMC brochure

The Association of College and University Printers (ACUP+) awarded University of Maine Printing Services a first-place platinum production award (large institution) for its work on a Darling Marine Center trifold recruitment brochure. “I am very proud of our staff for their outstanding work producing this brochure and for identifying this job as a competition worthy […]

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Request a Master Gardener Volunteer to be a mentor 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is starting a program that matches Maine gardeners of all experience levels — from novice to seasoned pro — with a garden mentor for the growing season.  The Garden Mentorship Program will match UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers with gardeners to provide virtual technical assistance and coaching. Garden mentor requests […]

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