Talk: Growing strawberries and raspberries in Maine

Jan 11, 2017
David Handley

Learn how to grow mouth-watering strawberries and raspberries in your own backyard at a free talk Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 2 p.m. in Belfast Free Library.

Expert David Handley will describe the where and how of selecting the best varieties for Maine, choosing a site, preparing the soil and other more. Bring your interest and your questions to the presentation.

Handley is a vegetable and small fruit specialist and a cooperating professor of horticulture for the University of Maine. He has been based at the Highmoor Farm Agricultural Experiment Station since 1983, where he carries out applied research regarding berry and vegetable variety evaluation, production techniques and pest management strategies.

The public is invited to the talk, hosted by the Belfast Garden Club. For more information, visit or call club president Corliss Davis at 930-3562.


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