Case study: heat pump water heaters & damp basements

By Steve Caulfield If you need a new water heater and your basement is somewhat humid and musty, you might…

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Island Adventures

  By Carey Kish THE GEOGRAPHIC EXPANSE of Maine’s coastline ranges some 230 miles from Kittery to Lubec as the…

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Craft Cider Revival

Maine’s craft ciders offer a wild taste of history By Caitlin Gilmet JOHN ADAMS DRANK a tankard of hard cider…

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Waterfall Hikes

By Carey Kish JUST AS WE are drawn to the alpine heights of Maine’s windswept mountaintops or the seemingly endless…

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Art of the fire: the transformative nature of clay

By Jessica Skwire Routhier CERAMICS BELONGS TO the “arts of the fire,” so called because, along with glass and metalsmithing,…

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High Performing Home Showcase

What makes a high-performing house? By Chris Briley & Heather Chandler THERE ARE A LOT of loosely defined terms used to…

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It all starts at the bottom: tips for constructing a healthy, energy efficient foundation

AN IMPROPERLY BUILT foundation can be a primary culprit of both indoor air quality and energy problems in homes. Whether…

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Return to nature: outdoor living spaces that restore natural habitat

By Lynn Ascrizzi IT’S GREAT THAT we’re building and upgrading our homes to reduce energy costs and the needless waste…

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The lawn that loves you back

WE REACHED OUT TO A few local organic lawn care experts to find answers to some of lawn owners’ most…

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So you want to be a beekeeper? What you need to know

by Richard McLaughlin Beekeeping is a fun and fascinating hobby. Honey bees live and work together in large, complex societies…

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