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May 2020

Managing Cut Flower Sales During COVID-19 (online)

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Join Cooperative Extension for a brainstorming session on "Creating Safe and Efficient On-Farm Cut Flower Sales in the Midst of the COVID-19 Outbreak." We will discuss best practices with a few case studies. We will be looking for your input on what you are implementing and planning as well. We’re also hoping to help troubleshoot your operations. If you’d like to talk through your operation with the group, send: photos (or be prepared to screenshare photos), an explanation of your…

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Backyard Ecology 101

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get an introduction to the wildlife and natural processes that have been occurring around us, in some cases for centuries. We will focus on how simple it can be to restore, observe and conserve it. Registration is required: Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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EWDS Webinar 9: The Maine agrAbility Program — Cultivating Accessible Agriculture (online)

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$5

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services, the Maine Department of Labor and Syntiro invite you to join the Employment for ME Employment Services Workforce Development System for the ninth webinar in the 2019–20 series of monthly webinars for the Maine’s workforce community. Click here to register. Visit the website or contact noelle@syntiro.org for additional information.

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Raising Backyard Poultry (online Zoom course)

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free, but registration is required. Register online. 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. This program will be lead by Donna Coffin, UMaine Extension, and Dr. Colt Knight, UMaine Extension Livestock Specialist. Topics will include: poultry breeds, housing, health and nutrition. We will also highlight various waterers and lighting options along with ideas for your do-it-yourself poultry equipment.

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The Birds of Maine (online)

May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn more about the birds that share our landscapes. We will profile some of Maine’s avian residents and visitors, and look at what our landscapes should do for them. Registration is required: Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

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Boots-2-Bushels: Boot Camp for Market Gardeners and Farmers (online)

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Togus VA Medical Center, 1 VA Center
Augusta, ME 04330 United States

Due to COVID-19 concerns, this series will be conducted online.  Note: The class is full and registration is now closed. Learn how to go from seed to salary with this free course for military veterans interested in growing and selling their own farm produce. All classes taught by UMaine Extension and MOFGA subject matter experts. For complete information, including the course syllabus, visit the Boots-2-Bushels website. Classes held twice monthly, Jan. 13–Sept. 20. Times may vary. Consult the website for…

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Postponed: Rhubarb Preservation Demonstration (Bangor)

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St
Bangor, United States

Note: This event has been postponed to June 19.  Rhubarb is one of Maine's earliest crops ready for harvest. Join Cooperative Extension for a demonstration on freezing this delicious and nutritious perennial. Learn about best practices for safe food preservation. We will also review other methods for preserving rhubarb as well as using it fresh. Recipes will be provided to participants. Presented by Laurie Bowen, UMaine Cooperative Extension community education assistant.

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Invasive Plant Ecology and Identification (online)

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Invasive plants can overrun wildlife habitat, strangle trees, and change soil microbe communities in ways that harm forests and other natural areas. You can help by learning to recognize these plants. Come learn: What is an invasive plant, and why are invasive plants harmful? Where do they come from, and how do they spread? How do I recognize the top invasive plants in Maine? This Zoom webinar will feature about 45 minutes of presentation followed by 10–15 minutes of Q&A.…

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Invasive Plant Management (online)

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Perhaps you already know how to recognize invasive plants and why they are harmful. What can we do about invasive plants? This presentation will cover key steps in managing invasive plants such as assessment, prioritization, control, disposal, and monitoring. There are many things you can do to reduce the impacts and spread of invasive plants. This Zoom webinar will feature about 45 minutes of presentation followed by 10–15 minutes of Q&A. All attendees will be eligible to receive a free…

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Preserving the Maine Harvest: Freezing Fiddleheads and Refrigerator Spring Pickles (online)

May 26 @ 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 fiddleheads and make refrigerator spring pickles, highlight the ease and convenience of refrigerator pickles, discuss the storage and use of spring vegetables 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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