Webinar on ways to extend the growing season offered February 7

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ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension and University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension will offer a webinar for home gardeners about how to extend the growing season from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7.

“Extending the Gardening Season in New England” includes season-extension strategies ranging from targeted use of mulches and row covers to the use of small high tunnels, with in-depth guidance for how to build and implement these tools in home gardens. Frank Wertheim, UMaine Extension educator, and Becky Sideman, UNH Extension sustainable horticulture specialist, will lead the workshop.

Registration is required; a sliding scale program fee is optional. Register on the event webpage (extension.umaine.edu/register/product/gardening-series-extending-the-gardening-season-in-new-england-webinar/) to attend live or receive a link to the recording.

This is the fifth in a six-part winter gardening webinar series offered monthly through March for Maine and New Hampshire gardeners.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Pamela Hargest at 207-781-6099 or extension.gardening@maine.edu.

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