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UMaine Extension offers new food preservation webinars in October

ORONO — October closes out the season for growing and preserving Maine foods. Four new food preservation webinars from University of Maine Cooperative Extension begin 2–2:45 p.m. Oct. 6, with the first talk focusing on how to store vegetables through the winter.

Subsequent webinars scheduled for the same time on Tuesdays through Oct. 27 will address storing Maine grains and repackaging bulk items, pressure canning meat and preserving cranberries.

Registration is required; a $5 donation per session is optional. Register on the program webpage to receive the link and resources. Webinars are recorded. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kate McCarty. 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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