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September 2022

Fall in the Garden: Learning Series in Skowhegan (Seed Saving: Variety Selection)

September 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Office, 7 County Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States

This is the third program in the Fall in the Garden Learning Series. What is even better than growing that perfect garden tomato? Learning how to save seed and grow it again next year. This workshop will provide a basic understanding of the genetic considerations involved in plant selection and seed saving, as well as, the importance of seed sanitation. Presenters: Brett Johnson, UMaine Extension Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Professional, Somerset County Nick Rowley, UMaine Extension Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture…

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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Canning Fruit Preserves

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maine Adult Education Association, 12 Williams Avenue
Kittery, ME 03904 United States

Canning Fruit Preserves Kate McCarty, Food Systems Professional University of Maine Cooperative Extension Ever wonder how to preserve all that great fall fruit? Come learn from University of Maine Cooperative Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers, how to safely can and freeze fruit. Then get hands-on, making roasted garlic pear preserves, a unique, flavor-filled condiment. Techniques can also be applied to preserving other fruits and vegetables. Participants will learn about recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest…

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Fall in the Garden: Learning Series in Farmington (Preparing Next Year’s Garden this Fall)

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Franklin County, 138 Pleasant Street, Suite 1
Farmington, ME 04938 United States

This is the fourth program in the Fall in the Garden Learning Series. While the growing season in Maine may be short, there are many tasks you can do outside of this time to help prepare, improve and promote success in your future gardening endeavors. Come learn about fall preparation for next year’s garden, no better time than now. Cover cropping, reduced tillage and fall maintenance will be discussed. Presenters: Brett Johnson, UMaine Extension Sustainable Agriculture and Horticulture Professional, Somerset…

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Wild Blueberry Production: A Five Week Course for Beginning Farmers and UMaine Students (online)

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2022

This course is an introduction to growing wild blueberries in Maine. The course covers field selection, agronomics, integrated pest management, pollinators, climate change challenges, economics, and an introduction to how this industry functions. The course includes one field trip during class time to observe an established blueberry field. This class is open to current students, beginning and established farmers. PSE 270: Wild Blueberry Production (1 credit) Dr. Lily Calderwood, Dr. Phil Fanning, Dr. Seanna Annis, Dr. Yongiang Zhang, and guest…

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October 2022

Cooking for Crowds, Oct. 3

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Dr, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD, in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds,…

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Back to Basics: Building Routines for Success (online)

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This free event is for Parents and Caregivers that are managing the chaos of life and seeking tips and tricks to help balance it all. The six different presentations will provide an opportunity for questions for the presenters at the end of the session. Registration is free, however you must register to receive the Zoom link to attend these sessions. When registering, choose one date or choose them all. Register online: extension.umaine.edu/parenting/maine-families-waldo/back-to-basics-building-routines-for-success/ For more information contact Alicia Greenlaw, Maine Families…

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Fall in the Garden: Learning Series in Skowhegan (A Plant Out of Place: Weeds in the Fall Garden)

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Office, 7 County Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States

This is the fifth program in the Fall in the Garden Learning Series. Are your out-of-place plants outcompeting your veggies? Join Cooperative Extension for a survey of perennial, biennial, and cool-season annual weeds that are commonly found in Maine gardens. Learn the basics of botany and how to use a key to identify your own weeds. Strategies to manage problem plants based on plant characteristics and methods of plant survival will also be explored. Presenters: Brett Johnson, UMaine Extension Sustainable…

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Cooking for Crowds, Oct. 5 (online Zoom)

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Professor Kathy Savoie, MS, RD, in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds,…

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Cooking for Crowds, Oct. 6, Kennebec County

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cooperative Extension Kennebec County, 125 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers for a variety of food events such as fundraising, fellowships, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky. How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Join UMaine Extension Community Education Assistant Debbie Barnett in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive Cooking for Crowds,…

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