UMaine Extension Cumberland

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UMaine Extension Cumberland

75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105
207.781.6099
1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)
Agriculture: 
Beginner Beekeeping Course
Our Beginner Beekeeping Course is a great opportunity for new beekeepers, prior to their first year of bees, or it can be a great refresher course for beekeepers just now going into their first winter. The course is taught by two Master Beekeepers and provides participants with information on beekeeping equipment, obtaining and preparing for bees, colony activities, seasonal management, pollination, products of the hive, and so much more.
Dates: Tuesdays, February 19th – March 19th, 2019
Time: 6:00pm- 8:00pm
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth, ME
Instructors: Master Beekeepers Jacky Hildreth and Peggy McLaughlin
Fee: $100 per person, includes textbook and notebook
Tractor Safety Course
A course to learn how to handle tractors and equipment safely, how to identify hazards, and how to minimize the chances of accidents. The course is open to all adults and youth interested, but priority will be given to youth ages 14 to 16. This course is required for 14 and 15 year olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. A Federal Certificate of Training will be issued at the completion of the course after successful completion of the written test and driving course and with attendance requirements met.
Dates: TBA (spring)
Email lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu to be put on the interest list and receive notification when registration is open.
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Horticulture: 
Spring is coming, are you ready? The UMaine Extension can provide you with practical, how-to solutions based on university research.
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gardeners with practical information that includes seasonal tips, and research based
articles on all aspects of gardening written by UMaine Extension specialists,
horticulture professionals, and Master Gardeners.

 

Food & Nutrition: 
Cooking for Crowds Workshops
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! How do you store all that food? When is the food completely cooked? How long can you leave food on the buffet table? Now there is a workshop on Safe Food Handling designed specifically for Volunteers.
This class meets the Good Shepherd Food Bank food safety training requirements.
 
Location for all courses listed: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Suite 104, Falmouth
Fee for all courses listed: $15
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Register: https://extension.umaine.edu/register/product/cfc-falmouth-apr042019/
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Food Preservation Hands-On Workshop
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 23, 2019
Topic: Fermented Foods: Let’s Make Kimchi
Location: Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Dr, Scarborough, ME
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

 

UMaine Extension Cumberland
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105
207.781.6099
1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)
  Visit the UMaine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland:   extension.edu/cumberland

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