Growing in a greenhouse program

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer two sessions on using small-scale greenhouses to extend the growing season beginning 1-3 p.m. on Thursday March 12, at the UMaine Extension office, 165 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft. The program repeats from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 25 at the Extension office, 307 Maine Avenue in Bangor.


Topics will include selecting crops, scheduling seeding, using plugs, transplanting, watering, common pests, pest control and harvest. Challenges of growing crops with different needs in one greenhouse and year-round production will also be discussed. Extension ornamental horticulture specialist and assistant professor of horticulture Matt Wallhead will lead the workshop.


The $10 fee includes materials; registration is required. Register online. Limited financial assistance is available. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Anette Moulton at 207-564-3301 or


As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

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