SOUTH PARIS, Maine — The Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County will host a workshop on reviving and managing wild apple trees March 16, from 9 a.m to 12 p.m. at Colebrook Farm, 783 Paris Hill Road South Paris.
Many properties in Maine have abandoned and untended apple trees and, while their apples may not be enjoyable to humans as food, they provide a valuable resource for wildlife. If allowed to become overgrown, these trees may no longer bear fruit but, with some care, their productivity and health can be improved. Joe Dembeck, Executive Director of the Somerset Soil and Water Conservation District, will discuss and demonstrate methods used to revive these wild trees. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather.
The program is $15.00 per family; preregistration is required. To register, for more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jean Federico at the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District: 207.744.3119; firstname.lastname@example.org. Preregister by March 14th.
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.
Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District:
The mission of the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District is to provide leadership, learning and technical knowledge in the management and conservation of agriculture and natural resources by integrating and disseminating local, state and federal resources.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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