UMaine Extension resumes home and garden newsletter

Posted:  Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 2:30pm

ORONO — University of Maine Cooperative Extension has launched its “Maine Home Garden News” for 2014. 

The “Maine Home Garden News,” released monthly March through October, is designed to equip beginning and experienced home gardeners with research-based information. Each issue includes a reminder list of timely actions in the garden and yard; articles on fruits, vegetables, flowers, lawn care, trees and shrubs; videos; and other informative resources. New in 2014, there will also be articles focusing on food and nutrition specific to a gardener's perspective.

"Growing food and taking care of the yard can be rewarding and satisfying," said UMaine Extension Educator and newsletter editor Richard Brzozowski in a news release. "Gardening is a great way to be outside, exercise and have fun. Gardening can be therapeutic and a great family activity. Home gardeners in Maine are always seeking ways to improve their garden and its production. Improvements might involve extending the season, managing pests effectively or trying something new and different."

To sign up to receive the free newsletter, go online to, or for more information, contact Lois Elwell at or 800-287-1471 (toll free in Maine).