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UMaine Cooperative Extension offers virtual classes

Aug 21, 2020

A variety of community and professional enrichment classes are coming up at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

A new training video for pesticide applicators seeking recertification credits, Sprayer Calibration is now available for viewing, along with instructions for accessing the one-credit quiz and other current pesticide applicator recertification training videos. Quiz results are shared with the Maine Board of Pesticides Control.

For more information, contact Kerry Bernard, 581-3884; kerry.bernard@maine.edu.

A webinar on ways to address the physical strain of gardening, will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 31.

Pain-free Gardening, led by Maine AgrAbility specialist Ellen Gibson, will include discussions about ergonomics, tool choices and demonstrations of safely bending, stretching and getting your body ready to garden.

Registration is required; a $5 donation is optional. Register on the event webpage to attend live or receive a link to the recording. This is the fourth in a six-part summer gardening webinar series to be offered every other Monday through September.

For more information, contact Pamela Hargest, 781-6099; pamela.hargest@maine.edu.

Five new food preservation webinars focus on preserving local food with safety and flavor in mind.

Canning relish is the topic from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 1. Other webinars in the series will focus on preserving apples, which will be held Sept. 8; pressure canning soups and stocks, held Sept. 15; fermenting vegetables, held Sept. 22; and dehydrating fruits and vegetables, held Sept. 29.

Registration is required; a $5 donation per session is optional. Register on the program webpage to receive the link and resources. The webinars are recorded. For more information, contact Kate McCarty, 781-6099; kate.mccarty@maine.edu.

For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.

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