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Starting native seeds with UMaine Extension, MOFGA Nov. 18

(Photo by Markus Spiske)

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will offer a webinar about starting native plants from seed noon–1 p.m. Nov. 18.

“Native Seed Starting,” led by UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Ginger Laurits, will discuss how to successfully start native plants indoors in late fall and winter, and how to care for native plants.

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 fall gardening webinar series offered every other Wednesday through mid-December.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Pamela Hargest, 207.781.6099;

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

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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