Tours of two vineyards will be included.

BRUNSWICK – Growing grapes in Maine is challenging, but it can be done successfully. Learn about the production cycle of grapes and the pros and cons of grape growing in southern and coastal Maine.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has scheduled a three-session course on “Growing Grapes in Maine” to be held during September. The course is designed for serious gardeners and small farmers.

Extension Small Fruit Specialist David Handley will lead the sessions scheduled for Thursday evenings, Sept. 1, 8 and 15, at the Druckenmiller Science Building, Bowdoin College campus. Tours of two vineyards will be included.

The is $75 a person or couple and includes the textbook, “Northern Wine Works,” or $50 a person or couple without the textbook. All participants will receive a grape production guide.

For more information, see the “Botanically Speaking…Horticulture Courses for People in Maine” Cooperative Extension homepage at or call 1-800-287-1471. The course is limited to 20 participants.

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