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 can strengthen UMaine Extension’s 4-H, diet and gardening packages, and supply extra pathways for county residents to have interaction with the college.
“We’re thrilled to be shifting our individuals and packages to the guts of the UMaine Machias campus,” says Hannah Carter, affiliate provost for on-line and persevering with training, and dean of Cooperative Extension. “We sit up for constructing on the good partnerships and collaborations that exist already and in search of new methods to satisfy the wants of the individuals of Washington County.”
The brand new location at UMaine Machias will give Extension entry to extra various areas to host 4-H youth growth packages and likewise present volunteer alternatives for college college students enrolled in out of doors recreation and management. Adults and youth concerned in Extension’s many in-person packages will achieve new publicity to the Machias campus, studying firsthand about persevering with training courses, diploma packages and analysis initiatives.
Group members can nonetheless go to the Extension workplace for useful resource data, akin to a useful tick truth sheet, or to enroll in youth packages, decide up a soil pattern package, reserve a 4-H STEM toolkit, get assist figuring out vegetation and pests, inquire about volunteer alternatives or take a look at stress cooker gauges. Extension workplace employees can present on-site help and likewise entry a community of specialists statewide on matters, together with diet for kids and younger households, residence gardening, industrial agriculture, volunteerism, meals security, small enterprise growth and local weather change adaptation. Extension specialists additionally conduct analysis on lots of Maine’s agricultural crops, together with native wild blueberries, and work instantly with growers to share up-to-date data and finest practices.
“We’re excited to welcome the county UMaine Extension workplace to campus. It is a great alternative to get extra college college students concerned locally by volunteering and internships. This transfer will strengthen mutual relationships between UMaine Machias and UMaine Extension so we are able to 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 along with UMaine Machias later this fall with extra particulars to return in August. For extra data, contact Extension Program Administrator Lisa Phelps at 207-356-3851 or [email protected]; or UMaine Machias Assistant Director of Advertising and Communications Jackie Leonard at 207-255-1327 or [email protected]