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Bangor Flower and Garden Show to be held at Alfond Arena April 20–22, 2018

The Bangor Flower and Garden Show will be held at the University of Maine’s Harold Alfond Sports Arena, April 20–22.

The show will be open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free with adult supervision. Free parking is included.

Members of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Penobscot County and UMaine Horticulture Club, as well as other UMaine environmental horticulture students are expected to participate in the event.

More information is online.

Coming Up in Food & Nutrition! Spring 2018

Spring is on the way and that means that we are getting ready for some amazing upcoming workshops! Get all the details here to have first pick!

Cooking for Crowds

 
Many organizations and community groups rely on volunteers like you for a variety of food events for fundraising, fellowship, food pantries or other service to the community. But cooking for a crowd is tricky! Now there is a workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers.

 

Date: April 24, 2018
Time: 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Gardiner Area High School, 40 W. Hill Rd, Gardiner
Instructor: Deborah Barnett, UMaine Extension Staff
Fee: $15 per person
Registration: Register online

Date: May 2, 2018
Time: 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Location: UMaine Extension Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd, South Paris
Instructor: Karen Toohey, UMaine Extension Staff
Fee: $15 per person
Registration: Register online

Date: May 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location:  UMaine Extension, 138 Pleasant St. Suite 1, Farmington
Instructor: Kathy Savoie, UMaine Extension Staff
Fee: $15 per person
Registration: Register online

Preservation Workshops
 
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. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. Workshops are taught by UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers.

Date: April 24, 2018
Topic: Fermenting Vegetables
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave, Lewiston, ME
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online

Date: May 1, 2018
Topic: Pickling Spring Vegetables
Location: Wells High School, 200 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $35
To register: register online

Date: May 8, 2018
Topic: Canning Salsa
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave, Lewiston, ME
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Price: $15
To register: register online

Date: May 9, 2018
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Location: OOB High School, 40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd, Old Orchard Beach, ME
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online

Date: May 15, 2018
Topic: Preserving Rhubarb
Location: Riverside United Methodist Church, 5 School St, Porter, ME
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online

Date: May 16, 2018
Topic: Preserving Jams and Jellies
Location: Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Dr, Oakland, ME
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Price: $26
To register: register online

Date: May 22, 2018
Topic: Canning Citrus Marmalade
Location: Freeport High School, 19 Kendall Ln, Freeport, ME
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online

Date: May 24, 2018
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Location: Oak Hill High School, 56 School Rd, Wales, ME
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County
http://umaine.edu/cumberland/
207.781.6099
75 Clearwater Dr. Suite 104, Falmouth, ME 04105

fern1 Visit the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s site to see and register for these and other workshops.

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