Outreach

Media boosts UMaine Extension Midcoast IPM field meeting

The Penobscot Bay Pilot, Morning Ag Clips and Morning Sentinel noted that University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days will continue 4–6 p.m. June 14, at Brodis Blueberries, 87 Jones Hill Road, Hope. The Midcoast IPM field meeting will focus on pest and crop management and large-scale mulching. Register and find more information […]

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UMaine Extension offers facts, recipes for strawberries, peas, leafy greens 

Freezing berries in season and making low-sugar homemade jams and jellies are some of the ways to increase access to a year-round supply of local foods, cut back on sugar and reduce grocery bills.  University of Maine Cooperative Extension educator Kathy Savoie demonstrates techniques for freezing strawberries in an easy-to-follow video, and how to reduce […]

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Online grant writing program offered in July through Hutchinson Center

Registration is open for a five-week professional development program, Grant Writing Essentials, through the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. The fee for the online, instructor-led program is $895. Need-based scholarships are available. Sessions are 9 a.m.–noon on five consecutive Fridays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5. This program is designed to benefit people […]

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Media shares UMaine Extension food preserving workshop

Morning Ag Clips, the Bangor Daily News, Piscataquis Observer and CentralMaine.com shared information about a new series of monthly webinars offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension about preserving Maine foods starting June 16, from noon–12:45 p.m. “Common Home Food Preservation Ingredients and Equipment” topics include recommended equipment and ingredients for canning and freezing, as […]

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UMaine Extension wild blueberry Midcoast IPM meeting June 14 

University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry field days continue 4–6 p.m. June 14 at Brodis Blueberries, 87 Jones Hill Road, Hope. The Midcoast IPM field meeting will focus on pest and crop management and large-scale mulching. UMaine Extension wild blueberry specialist and University of Maine assistant professor of horticulture Lily Calderwood will be joined […]

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News Center Maine reports on UMaine Extension research about crops soaking up PFAS

News Center Maine reported on research conducted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and Maine Farmland Trust in collaboration with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Maine Department of Environmental Protection about crops that may be able to absorb PFAS from the soil. Plants like hemp have been shown to suck the chemicals […]

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Media promotes UMaine Extension gardening wellness event at Tidewater Farm

The Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News, Morning Ag Clips and the Sun Journal shared information about an event to promote wellness through gardening at Tidewater Farm on Presumpscot Point Road in Falmouth, hosted by the Falmouth Community Wellness Committee and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. The June 18 event is from 10 a.m.–noon at the […]

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Field Days at Tidewater Farm June 16

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Field Days at Tidewater Farm will be held from 5:30–6:30 p.m. June 16 in Falmouth. Experience and learn about the gardens at Tidewater Farm, and engage in hands-on demonstrations with UMaine Extension Staff and Master Gardener Volunteers.  Demonstrations begin at 5:30 p.m., and include such topics as dividing perennials and […]

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