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Food waste recycling made easy

Did you know organic waste comprises about 40 percent of what goes into the average Maine trash can, and about…

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Kid friendly recipes (for the kid in all of us)

Erin Covey-Smith Do you have a child in your life who is generally vying for a snack – primarily of…

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Spring cleaning for improved energy efficiency

Now that warm, gentle breezes have finally settled in to replace those long-forgotten, icy, nose-numbing winds of winter, it’s time…

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Building the Buzz: Creating bee-friendly gardens and landscapes

By Avery Yale Kamila Whether a rural homestead or a tiny urban lot, the most attractive gardens and landscapes buzz with…

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Is solar right for your home?

Roughly half the homes that Maine solar installers visit aren’t well situated for installing electric or hot water panels. But…

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Winter Greens

Simple strategies for extending your growing season by Lisa Wolff It’s a Saturday afternoon in July and Eliot Coleman is sitting atop his…

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Renovating a basement into a healthy, energy-efficient living space

Renovating a basement space is a great way to increase the living area of your home. However, transforming a Maine…

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Act now, or those ice dams will be back

By Tim King Forget death, taxes and porta potties, last winter the great equalizer throughout the state of Maine seemed…

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A Sustainable Bookshelf

By Heather Foran, Jonah Fertig, Julie McLeod, Lisa Fernandes & Rachel Lyn Rumson Building community stability requires that we re-skill…

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Start your own vegetable garden: Six Easy Steps

Start your own vegetable garden: Six Easy Steps

1. PICK A SPOT You want your garden to get lots of sun (6 hours is ideal) in an area…

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