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Friday, June 5, 2020
Midcoast Mentors, a program dedicated to working with school-age children in Knox County, has launched a new collaboration to support backyard gardening. Several local organizations are supporting Sprouts, a free gardening ... (Click here for the story)
Midcoast Mentors, a program dedicated to working with school-age children in Knox County, has launched a new collaboration to support backyard gardening. Several local organizations are supporting Sprouts, a free gardening ... (Click here for the story)
  • Midcoast Mentors Helps Gardens Sprout
    Midcoast Mentors, a program dedicated to working with school-age children in Knox County, has launched a new collaboration to support backyard gardening. Several local organizations are supporting Sprouts, a free gardening ...
  • Propagating Perennials Workshop Offered
    Merry- spring Nature Center, located at 30 Conway Road in Camden, will host an outdoor, hands-on workshop on propagating perennials by division and other methods on Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. Gardener John Fromer ...
  • Merryspring Talk on Invasive Plants
    Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District will speak about invasive plant species at Merryspring and around Maine at Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road in Camden, on ...
  • Belfast Garden Club Cancels Annual Plant Sale —
    Belfast Garden Club’s plant sale has been canceled in accordance with state COVID-19 guidelines. A major fundraiser for the club since the 1930s, the plant sale helps support the club’s community programs and scholarships....
  • The Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets reports that farmers’ markets are adjusting their physical layouts, locations, market rules, sanitation measures and social norms to keep the public and vendors safe. More than 120 summer farmers’ ...
  • Merryspring Nature Center, located at 30 Conway Road in Camden, will resume its nature education programs outdoors starting in June. All June programs will be held outdoors in the park’s gardens and Hexagon...
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a number of online resources, including: An updated section for keepers of small ruminants on the dedicated sheep and goat program webpage: extension.umaine.edu/livestock/sheep-and-goats....
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering several upcoming webinars, including: “Invasive Plant Ecology and Identification” from 9 to 10 a.m. and “Invasive Plant Management” from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 21 ...
  • Maine Water, the Saco-based utility serving nearly 32,000 customers in 21 Maine towns, recommends that building owners and property managers flush internal plumbing systems upon returning to any building that may have ...
  • Mulching Tips for Healthy Trees
    The Maine Depart- ment of Agricul- ture, Conserva- tion and Forestry recently issued tips for properly mulching trees, as spring yard work time has arrived. Mulching can benefit trees, but improper techniques can hurt or even kill them....
  • Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Featured in Stamp Collection —
    The U.S. Postal Service has issued American Gardens Forever stamps. The sheet of 20 stamps features 10 photographs from gardens around the U.S., including one from Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. They are now for ...
  • Merryspring Nature Center in Camden is canceling this year’s Kitchen Tour fundraiser, scheduled for August 7, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tour, which features local chefs serving samples of various dishes in ...
  • Maine Woodland Owners is offering a number of Virtual Forestry Information programs in May and one in early June. The programs will provide information on forest management, planning for a woodlot’s future, updates ...
  • Midcoast Conservancy is offering support for homeowners and road associations to fix erosion problems on personal or community property on Damariscotta Lake. Funding can provide 60 percent of the cost of erosion mitigation ...
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a number of free resources online this spring, including ...
  • University of Maine Cooperative Extension has created Seedling Sales Resources During COVID-19, a page on their website for retailers and farmers’ markets about selling plant seedlings to the general public. Resources were ...
  • Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Country Fair will be offered in a virtual format this year. The annual celebration of rural living is held the third weekend after Labor Day and in past years ...
  • Browntail Moths: Awareness 101
    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Preven- tion, Maine Forest Service, and 211 Maine remind the public to take precautions: browntail moth caterpillars are now emerging from their webs in trees. The caterpillars ...
  • The Camden Garden Club has canceled the 73rd Annual Garden & Home Tour, scheduled for July 16. The club began hosting flower shows and open garden days as early as 1940 to raise funds for projects the club undertook....
  • Camden Garden Club Tidies Public Landing
    On April 29, a small group of Camden Garden Club members, dressed appropriately with face covers and gardening gloves, met at the Public Landing and went to work clearing weeds and debris from the Chamber of Commerce ...
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