• Conservation District Extends Plant Sale Order Deadline, Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District’s Annual Spring Plant Sale will be limited to pre-orders only with scheduled curbside pick-up at Union Fairgrounds for pre-order customers — there will be no public cash-and-carry sale this year. To accommodate those who were planning to shop cash-and-carry, KLSWC is extending the pre-order deadline to Friday, April 10. The plant list includes fruit trees — apples; cherries (sweet and sour), peaches, pears and plums, as well as blueberries, raspberries (red and black), blackberries strawberries, grapes, asparagus, rhubarb and horseradish. There is a selection of native conifers, deciduous trees, shrubs and perennials for soil stablization, biodiveristy, climate change adaptation and beauty in all landscape conditions. At this time, pre-order pick-up is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3. To limit the number of people on-site at any one time, the District will contact all pre-order customers to schedule curbside pick-up in 15-minute time slots. The District will keep all customers informed of any changes in response to changing conditions. To place a pre-order, go to www.knox-lincoln.org/online-plant-catalog to order online or download a catalog or order form. For any questions about the sale, ordering, pick-up or plants, email hildy@knox-lincoln.org or call 596-2040.
  • Chat Online with Garden Experts, University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering a series of free one-hour online home gardening discussions starting each Monday at 9 a.m., Wednesday at noon, and Thursday at 6 p.m. through April 23. “Garden Chats: Growing Resilience from the Ground Up” will be a chance for gardeners and UMaine Extension experts to share and discuss gardening tips, and ask questions. Topics will include pruning, seed starting, soil preparation and garden management. More information, including the schedule of topics and instructions for joining the Zoom sessions, is online. For information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Caragh Fitzgerald, 622-7546, cfitzgerald@maine.edu.
  • MOFGA, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, has canceled, postponed or made accommodations for remote learning for all of its events through May 1. MOFGA.org has details.