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October 2020

Maine Compost School (Highmoor Farm, Monmouth)

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2020

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
$575

Maine Compost School is the longest-running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This course takes place over one week starting Monday, Oct 19 and ending Friday, Oct 23.

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Maine Compost School (Highmoor Farm, Monmouth)

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until October 23, 2020

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
$575

Maine Compost School is the longest-running Compost School in the United States. The Maine Compost School offers both classroom and laboratory hands-on activities. For people interested and/or involved with medium and large-scale composting operations. This course is a certificate program and trains personnel to be qualified compost site operators. This course takes place over one week starting Monday, Oct 19 and ending Friday, Oct 23.

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The Maine Hunger Dialogue Webinar

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Free

Join students and staff from colleges across Maine via Zoom to: Explore best practices for campuses to address student food insecurity and responses during Covid-19 Learn the results of a state-wide Maine college student food and housing insecurity survey Learn of food preservation resources and techniques Apply for $500 Food Insecurity Mini-Grants to build action-oriented programs on your campus Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: October 2020 Series — Preserving Cranberries (online)

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Registration is required. $5 suggested donation per class. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extensive.

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Nip Livestock Disease in the Bud: Create Your Own Contact Tracing Program — Beef (online)

October 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Co-sponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry — Animal Health Division (DACF) to help livestock producers lay a strong foundation for disease control ahead of any infection that may be introduced or imported to your herd or flock of swine, sheep, goats or beef. Veterinarians and livestock staff from the UMaine Extension and DACF will go over the basic elements of livestock biosecurity, introduce suggested record-keeping and official animal identification…

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Virtual Coffee Break: 4-Week Series for Parents and Caregivers of Young Children (online)

October 29 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Bring your coffee or tea and join host Alicia Greenlaw for a coffee break. Whether you stay for 20 minutes or 60, this time will be an opportunity to connect with other parents from across Maine to ask questions and focus on timely topics. This event will take place on four consecutive Thursdays, starting Oct. 29 and ending Thursday, Nov. 19. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.    

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Fourth Friday Plant Clinic (via Zoom)

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 27, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on April 24, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on May 29, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on June 26, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on July 31, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on August 28, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on September 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on October 30, 2020 at 10:00 am

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Piscataquis County Office, 165 Main St
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 United States
Free

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event is now being conducted via Zoom. Visit the website for the Zoom link. Piscataquis County horticulture staff are going on the road. We will be answering your gardening questions throughout Piscataquis County. Stop by and say hello, and let us know how we can help. Bring a diseased plant or tree branch for diagnosis, a bug for identification, and share your gardening questions and successes. This year our Fourth Friday Plant Clinics are a…

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November 2020

Fall Gardening Series: Backyard Composting (webinar)

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Home composting is fun and easy if you understand the basic principles and concepts. Join UMaine Extension Educator Mark Hutchinson for this webinar to learn about best practices for managing a successful backyard compost pile. Register here. $5 suggested donation for this webinar. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training (online)

November 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 6, 2020 at 8:30 am

$20

The two-part course will provide a foundation of farm food safety best practices and co-management information, FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan. Includes training manual, Produce Safety Alliance (PSA)/Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) course completion certificate. This training takes place over two consecutive days, Thursday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 6. Click here to register. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

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Virtual Coffee Break: 4-Week Series for Parents and Caregivers of Young Children (online)

November 5 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 19, 2020

Bring your coffee or tea and join host Alicia Greenlaw for a coffee break. Whether you stay for 20 minutes or 60, this time will be an opportunity to connect with other parents from across Maine to ask questions and focus on timely topics. This event will take place on four consecutive Thursdays, starting Oct. 29 and ending Thursday, Nov. 19. Click here to register and receive the Zoom link. Sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.    

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