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May 2020

Grow Your Own Native Plants (online)

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn to work with nature to propagate your own plants from seeds. We will cover how different seeds germinate, where to get seeds, basic seed collection, and some of the proven techniques. Registration is required: Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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Fourth Friday Plant Clinic (via Zoom)

May 29 @ 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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June 2020

Preserving the Maine Harvest: Freezing Rhubarb and Greens (online)

June 2 @ 2:00 am - 2:45 pm

Join University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. In this session, we will: Demonstrate how to freeze rhubarb and greens like spinach, kale, and chard, explain how to use frozen rhubarb and greens, discuss proper storage techniques and answer your questions. $5 suggested donation. Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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Arthritis and Agriculture: The Importance of Protecting Your Joints (webinar)

June 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Maine CITE Coordinating Center is collaborating with the Maine AgrAbility Program to offer this free webinar on how assistive technology can help farmers. Making small changes in farmers’ working routines and using Assistive Technology (AT) can significantly reduce injury to the joints. Join us for a discussion of arthritis, the prevalence of the disease in farmers, and possible modifications to reduce its effects. Click here for more information and to register.

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Raising Backyard Poultry (online)

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Online Zoom Session: Participants will receive Zoom information after registration. Prospective and beginning small-scale poultry egg producers will gain a general understanding of what it takes to raise poultry in their backyard. The program will be lead by Donna Coffin, UMaine Extension Professor and Dr. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist. Topics will include poultry breeds, housing, health, and nutrition. If you need assistance accessing Zoom, contact Becky Gray (see below).

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Introduction to Boiling Water Bath Canning (online)

June 9 @ 2:00 am - 2:45 pm

Join University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. In this session, we will: Demonstrate how a boiling water bath canner works, explain the science of boiling water bath canning, discuss recommended equipment, including canning jars and tools, and answer your questions. $5 suggested donation. Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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Food Preservation Demo (Old Town)

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle Street
Old Town, ME 04468 United States

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great fruits and vegetables grown right here in Maine? Join Cooperative Extension for an overview of current and tested safe practices of food preservation We will review water bath canners, pressure canners, freezing, food-safe freezer containers and dehydrating methods. We will have lots of tips and tricks to make your food preservation safe as well as fun. Laurie Bowen is a Community Education Assistant with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She works…

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Maine Compost School (Highmoor Farm, Monmouth)

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until June 19, 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, June 15 and ending Friday, June 19.

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Preserving Strawberries (online)

June 16 @ 2:00 am - 2:45 pm

Join University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. In this session, we will: Demonstrate preserving low-sugar jam and freezing strawberries, discuss low-sugar pectins and alternative sweeteners, explain how to use frozen fruit in jams and jellies, and answer your questions $5 suggested donation. Registration is required. Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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The Essentials of Accessibility: School and Community Gardens (webinar)

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Maine CITE Coordinating Center is collaborating with the Maine AgrAbility Program to offer this free webinar on how assistive technology can help farmers This presentation discusses planning for school and community gardens for all users including those of all ages and abilities. The presentation includes concepts on making the garden an enjoyable destination and how assistive technology in the form of adaptive garden tools can help. Click here for more information and to register.

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