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June 2018

2018 Maine Compost School

June 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on June 22, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on January 1, 1970 at 8:00am

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$525

The Maine Compost School is the nation’s longest continually running compost education program. Session are offered June 18–22 and Oct. 15–19, 2018, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except Fridays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.) Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches on Monday through Friday, assorted publications, a composting video series, and field trip. To register for either June or September school online, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/2018-maine-compost-school/.

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Dining with Diabetes Down East (Ellsworth)

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
Free

This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Dining with Diabetes Down East makes diabetes meal planning easy by using the plate method. For…

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2018 Maine Compost School

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until June 21, 2018

One event on June 22, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on January 1, 1970 at 8:00am

Highmoor Farm, 52 US Route 202
Monmouth, ME 04259 United States
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$525

The Maine Compost School is the nation’s longest continually running compost education program. Session are offered June 18–22 and Oct. 15–19, 2018, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (except Fridays 8 a.m.–3 p.m.) Registration fee includes all instructional material, refreshments at breaks, lunches on Monday through Friday, assorted publications, a composting video series, and field trip. To register for either June or September school online, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/2018-maine-compost-school/.

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Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop (Belfast)

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belfast Breeze Inn, 192 Northport Avenue
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
$35

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables. Learn from the experts. Fresh produce and canning jars will be provided. Workshops are taught by UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers. Register at extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/

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Growing Great Tomatoes

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Maine Rogers Forage and Crops Research Farm, 914 Bennoch Rd.
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
Free

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) program will host Mark Hutton, UMaine Extension vegetable specialist, to talk about "Growing Great Tomatoes." Participants will learn tips and tricks to improve success in growing one of the most beloved vegetables in the home garden. Hutton will demonstrate tomato trellising, staking and pruning methods. He’ll also discuss important topics such as selecting the right varieties, managing insect pests and minimizing disease pressure. The UMaine Extension Penobscot County MGV Demonstration Garden…

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2018 Sustainable Agriculture Field Day Tour

June 27 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Maine Rogers Forage and Crops Research Farm, 914 Bennoch Rd.
Old Town, ME 04468 United States
Free

The free public event is designed for farmers, crop advisors and people interested in agricultural production who want to learn more about sustainable agriculture research with a focus on small grains, potatoes, soybeans and crop modeling. Topics include undersowing and cover crops for potatoes, weed management in small grains and soybeans, and using green manure as a nitrogen source.

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Preserving the Harvest — Strawberry Jam (Falmouth)

June 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$20

Ever wonder how to preserve strawberries? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing strawberries, including how to use a water bath canner to preserve jam. Learn from the experts. Fresh produce and canning jars will be provided. Participants are requested to bring a pot holder to the workshop.

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Dining with Diabetes Down East (Ellsworth)

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 28, 2018

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
Free

This program is free and open to anyone with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, and their family members and caregivers. Participants will meet once a week for four weeks. You will learn how to select and prepare foods that help to control blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure. There will be an opportunity to taste a variety of main dishes, side dishes and desserts. Dining with Diabetes Down East makes diabetes meal planning easy by using the plate method. For…

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July 2018

Food Preservation Workshop (Fort Kent)

July 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort Kent Community High School, 84 Pleasant St.
Fort Kent, ME 04743 United States
$25

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be offering a food preservation workshop at Fort Kent Community High School from 1–5 p.m. on July 7. This is a “hands-on” class that will cover water bath and pressure canning, freezing and drying.

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Potato Virus Detection Training

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Aroostook Research Farm, 59 Houlton Road
Presque Isle, ME 04769 United States

For inspectors, regulators, growers and anyone interested in learning more about detection of PVY in the field. Field identification of PVY (strains O, N-Wi and NTN) on 18 popular cultivars grown in the Northeast Talk with experts from the USDA and University of Maine The workshop will be held at the University of Maine Aroostook Farm, 59 Houlton Road, US Route 1, Presque Isle. 10 a.m.–12 p.m. — inspectors 2–4 p.m. — growers and field staff Refreshments will be provided.…

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Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop (Freeport)

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Freeport Middle School, 19 Kendall Lane
Freeport, ME 04915 United States
$25

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables. Learn from the experts. Fresh produce and canning jars will be provided. Workshops are taught by UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers.  

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4-H Summer Kids Can Can Program (Falmouth)

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 8, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$10

Strawberry jam, pickles, and salsa — all of these foods can be made from scratch with fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden. Join UMaine Extension staff and volunteers in this hands-on, interactive program that will teach participants how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin in the Tidewater Gardens as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make jam, pickles, salsa, and more. Then we’ll move to the kitchen and prepare a batch…

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4-H Summer Program, Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse (Falmouth)

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 8, 2018

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$10

Based on Utah Cooperative Extension’s Discover 4-H Clubs Curriculum, this program will teach participants emergency preparedness skills in the setting of a fictional zombie takeover. Members will learn tips for surviving without electricity, how to prepare for common natural disasters, sheltering in place and so much more. All lessons have hands on components including Bingo, making fire starters, creating survival bars, playing Zombie games and more. This event meets once a week on Wednesdays starting  July 11 and ending August 8.

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Native Bees in Maine (Falmouth)

July 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Maine Gardens at Tidewater Farm, Farm Gate Road
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States

What types of bees are found in Maine? Why are some bee species in decline? What can we do to protect the bee populations in Maine? What plants encourage bees into our landscapes? This course will focus on understanding basic bee biology, nesting requirements, and foraging behavior to answer these and many other common questions about bees. This event is free. RSVP to lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu.  

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4-H Summer Fun With Horses Program (Windham)

July 12 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center, 14 Lilac Drive
Windham, ME 04062 United States
$20

This will be an unmounted program focusing on various aspects of horse care. Some classes will be hands on with horses (weather permitting) and some will be learning about horses. Participants will learn about horse behavior, safety around horses, how to groom, braid and bathe a horse, how to halter and lead, how to clean stalls and more. For those that participated last year, these will be different lessons.

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4-H Summer Kids Can Can Program (Wells)

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 3, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on August 31, 2018 at 1:00pm

Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
$5

Strawberry jam, pickles, and salsa — all of these foods can be made from scratch with fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden. Join UMaine Extension staff and volunteers in this hands-on, interactive program that will teach participants how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin at Laudholm Farm as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make jam, pickles, salsa, and more. Then we’ll move to the kitchen and prepare a batch of…

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Food Preservation Workshop (Houlton)

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Houlton Regional Hospital, 20 Hartford Street
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
$25

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will be offering a food preservation workshop at Houlton Regional Hospital from 1–5 p.m. on July 14. This is a “hands-on” class that will cover water bath and pressure canning, freezing and drying.

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4-H Summer Kids Can Can Program (Falmouth)

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until August 8, 2018

Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$10

Strawberry jam, pickles, and salsa — all of these foods can be made from scratch with fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden. Join UMaine Extension staff and volunteers in this hands-on, interactive program that will teach participants how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin in the Tidewater Gardens as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make jam, pickles, salsa, and more. Then we’ll move to the kitchen and prepare a batch…

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4-H Summer Program, Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse (Falmouth)

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 8, 2018

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
$10

Based on Utah Cooperative Extension’s Discover 4-H Clubs Curriculum, this program will teach participants emergency preparedness skills in the setting of a fictional zombie takeover. Members will learn tips for surviving without electricity, how to prepare for common natural disasters, sheltering in place and so much more. All lessons have hands on components including Bingo, making fire starters, creating survival bars, playing Zombie games and more. This event meets once a week on Wednesdays starting  July 11 and ending August 8.

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Cooking for a Crowd

July 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Penobscot County, 307 Maine Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
$15

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer “Cooking for Crowds–Food Safety Training for Volunteer Cooks” June 20, 5 p.m., at the UMaine Extension office, 307 Maine Avenue, Bangor.  The workshop, taught by Extension community education assistant Laurie Bowen, offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare foods safely for large group functions, including at soup kitchens, church suppers, food pantries and community fundraisers. Participants will receive "Cooking for Crowds," a manual specifically designed for volunteer cooks, as well as…

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