Courtesy of College of Maine at Machias

College of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Washington County Workplace will transfer to its new residence on the College of Maine at Machias later this month. The brand new location within the coronary heart of campus will facilitate collaborations and connections that may strengthen UMaine Extension’s 4-H, vitamin and gardening packages, and supply further pathways for county residents to interact with the college.

“We’re thrilled to be shifting our folks and packages to the center of the UMaine Machias campus,” says Hannah Carter, affiliate provost for on-line and persevering with training, and dean of Cooperative Extension. “We look ahead to constructing on the nice partnerships and collaborations that exist already and on the lookout for new methods to satisfy the wants of the folks of Washington County.”

The brand new location at UMaine Machias will give Extension entry to extra numerous areas to host 4-H youth improvement packages and in addition present volunteer alternatives for college college students enrolled in outside recreation and management. Adults and youth concerned in Extension’s many in-person packages will acquire new publicity to the Machias campus, studying firsthand about persevering with training lessons, diploma packages and analysis tasks.

Neighborhood members can nonetheless go to the Extension workplace for useful resource info, comparable to a useful tick reality sheet, or to enroll in youth packages, choose up a soil pattern package, reserve a 4-H STEM toolkit, get assist figuring out crops and pests, inquire about volunteer alternatives or check strain cooker gauges. Extension workplace employees can present on-site assist and in addition entry a community of consultants statewide on subjects, together with vitamin for kids and younger households, residence gardening, industrial agriculture, volunteerism, meals security, small enterprise improvement and local weather change adaptation. Extension specialists additionally conduct analysis on a lot of Maine’s agricultural crops, together with native wild blueberries, and work instantly with growers to share up-to-date info and finest practices.

“We’re excited to welcome the county UMaine Extension workplace to campus. This can be a great alternative to get extra college college students concerned locally by means of volunteering and internships. This transfer will strengthen mutual relationships between UMaine Machias and UMaine Extension so we will higher serve the communities right here in Washington County and past.” says Daniel Qualls, UMaine Machias Head of Campus.

Extension will maintain an open home occasion at the side of UMaine Machias later this fall with extra particulars to return in August. For extra info, contact Extension program administrator Lisa Phelps, 207.356.3851, lisa.phelps@maine.edu; or UMaine Machias assistant director of promoting and communications Jackie Leonard, 207.255.1327, jacqueline.leonard@maine.edu.

Contact: Lisa Phelps, 207.356.3851; lisa.phelps@maine.edu 

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