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April 2017
$10

Growing Fruit Trees in Maine

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Doris Twitchell Allen Village, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Join Renae Moran and Glen Koehler for a 3-hour workshop covering site selection, pest management, maintenance, and a pruning demonstration for Master Gardener Volunteers.

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May 2017
$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Kennebec and Somerset Counties

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 9, 2017

Union Farm Equipment, Route 17
Union, ME 04862 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. For more information about agricultural educational programs and the Farm Tractor Safety course, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/farm-tractor-safety-kennebecsomerset2017/. Required form: To participate in this event, you must send a signed Release and Assumption of Risk Form (PDF) to UMaine Extension Kennebec County, 125 State…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Waldo County

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 2, 2017

Ingraham’s Equipment, 3 Knox Ridge Road South
Knox, ME 04986 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. Classes will begin on April 11 and continue on successive Tuesdays through May 2. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Saturday, May 9 at 9 a.m. at Ingraham’s Equipment in Knox. Cost: $15–$25.

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Free

2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Kettle Cove

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kettle Cove, Kettle Cove Road
Cape Elizabeth, 04107 United States
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Signs of the Seasons trains citizens to identify and record seasonal changes for plants and animals that are important for understanding Maine’s changing climate. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in recording observations in their own community. No previous experience is necessary and it does not take a lot of time.

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$95

6-Week Intermediate Beekeeping Course, Ellsworth

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Thursday, repeating until May 4, 2017

University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hancock County Office, 63 Boggy Brook Rd.
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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The six week Intermediate Beekeeping course is intended for the beekeeper with at least a season or two of keeping bees. This course covers fewer topics more deeply than the Beginner’s class and concentrates on keeping bees successfully in this area. There will be a private Facebook group for the class to expand on discussions started in class, and for the instructor to post additional articles, video links, etc. This course is for six consecutive Thursdays, starting March 30 and ending May…

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Free

2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Wells

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, 642 Laudholm Farm Road
Wells, ME 04090 United States
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Signs of the Seasons trains citizens to identify and record seasonal changes for plants and animals that are important for understanding Maine’s changing climate. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in recording observations in their own community. No previous experience is necessary and it does not take a lot of time.

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Free

Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association Annual Meeting

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Counties Extension Association (ASCEA) will hold its annual meeting and elect new officers. Dinner catered by New Beet Market of Brunswick will follow the meeting. The ASCEA is actively recruiting new members. In partnership with UMaine Extension staff, the members of each county association assist with providing input on local educational programming needs and oversee the county budget appropriations that support Extension educational programs for county residents.

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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Farm Tractor Safety Course, Kennebec and Somerset Counties

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 9, 2017

Union Farm Equipment, Route 17
Union, ME 04862 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. For more information about agricultural educational programs and the Farm Tractor Safety course, visit extension.umaine.edu/register/product/farm-tractor-safety-kennebecsomerset2017/. Required form: To participate in this event, you must send a signed Release and Assumption of Risk Form (PDF) to UMaine Extension Kennebec County, 125 State…

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$15

Cooking for Crowds Workshop, South Paris

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd
South Paris, ME 04281 United States
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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 Community Education Assistant Karen Toohey in this workshop on safe food handling designed specifically for volunteers. Participants receive "Cooking for Crowds," a…

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$20

Raised Beds and Containers Gardening Series, Somerset County

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Somerset County Office, 7 County Drive
Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States
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Master Gardener Volunteers will teach you how to go from start to finish, or more appropriately, from boards to harvest. In this series you will learn, hands-on, how to build, plant, maintain, and harvest from raise bed square foot gardens and containers. This class is offered one Wednesday each month for five months on May 10, June 14, July 19, August 16 and September 13.

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Free

2017 Signs of the Seasons Training, Boothbay

May 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME 04537 United States
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Signs of the Seasons trains citizens to identify and record seasonal changes for plants and animals that are important for understanding Maine’s changing climate. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in recording observations in their own community. No previous experience is necessary and it does not take a lot of time.

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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$85

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman: Spring Mini

May 21 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond, 17 Conservation Lane
Bryant Pond, ME 04219 United States
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Get outside and brush off the cobwebs from the long winter. Spring mini is being held May 21. This one-day intro will offer participants the chance to complete three workshop sessions of their choice. Topics vary, including sessions in forest ecology, wild game cooking, three different shooting sports, hunting and fishing skills, basic survival skills and many more.

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$15

Buying Local Meat

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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Buying meat directly from local farmers is a way to support the local agriculture community, but it can be confusing, according to Donna Coffin, Extension Professor. At this program you will learn about the different words used to describe how animals are raised and how meat is sold from local farms — natural, grass-fed, organic, dry-aged, pasture raised, free range, humane and prime. Also, how much meat to expect when you buy a side or quarter, where you can purchase directly…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Cumberland County

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 30, 2017

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Tuesdays, starting  May 2 and ending May 30. Venue for most sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray, ME Hall Implement, 1 John Deere Road/Rotary of Rt. 302 and 202 in Windham, ME…

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$15 - $25

Farm Tractor Safety Course, Oxford County

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until June 8, 2017

Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Rd
Sweden, 04040-3003 United States
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Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop and on tractors. This event is for five consecutive Thursdays, starting  May 11 and ending June 8. A written exam and tractor driving test will be held Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m. $15 for Youth/$25 for Adults

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