Local gardeners can take advantage of a new personalized learning opportunity offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension this fall.

The six-part series “Autumn in the Garden” is scheduled to begin on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 20 to October 11 at 4:00 p.m.

Two sessions will be held at 138 Pleasant St. in Farmington, according to a news release from Orono-based UMaine Extension. by Franklin County Extension at Suite #1 and four sessions will be held by Somerset County Extension at 7 County Drive in Skowhegan.

The series is designed to help participants extend their gardening season and save more than what their garden provides. UMaine Extension sustainable agriculture and horticulture specialists Brett Johnson and Nick Rowley will lead the sessions.

Each program will cover a topic that can be implemented this fall, and there will be time for presentations and questions. Topics include:

• Fall Garden Planting (Skowhegan)

• Fall harvest harvesting and storage (Farmington)

• Seed saving: variety selection (Skowhegan)

• Preparing next year’s garden this fall (Farmington)

• Misplaced plant: fall garden weeds (Skowhegan)

• Theme TBD based on participant feedback throughout the series (Skowhegan)

Participants can attend one or all of the workshops. Suggested donation is up to $15 per session. The registration form can be found at extension.umaine.edu.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call or email 207-474-9622 [email protected].

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