BANGOR, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a free online workshop about growing hemp in the home garden 6:30–8 p.m. Thursday, April 2.
John Jemison, Extension professor of soil and water quality, will discuss best practices for growing hemp, as well as how to harvest, dry, cure, and prepare for personal use. Participants may have soil test analyses and photos of plants to share for review.
Registration is required by March 30. Register online. Participants will receive instructions for joining the Zoom workshop by email. For more information, to register by phone or request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.942.7396; 800.287.1485 (in Maine); email@example.com.
About 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.
About the University of Maine:
The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant, sea grant and space grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is the state’s only public research university and among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast. It attracts students from all 50 states and more than 70 countries. UMaine currently enrolls 11,561 undergraduate and graduate students who have opportunities to participate in groundbreaking research with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees, as well as graduate certificates. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide to conserve energy, recycle and adhere to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.
–Donna Coffin, University of Maine