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8 Must-see Maine Gardens

By Lynn Ascrizzi SWEET-SCENTED AZALEAS, bee balm, roses, and phlox. Moss-lined pathways meandering amid green light and shadows. Reflecting pools,…

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Exploring Maine Farms

From berry picking to cheese tasting, and kayaking to cafes, you’ll find no shortage of things to do on Maine…

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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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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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Building the buzz: creating bee-friendly gardens & landscapes

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

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Sustainable Bookshelf

Looking for a good read? We turned to our friends at Royal River Books in Yarmouth and Longfellow Books in…

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Indoor gardening for a year-round harvest

By Erin Covey-Smith THE ABUNDANCE AT the farmers’ markets may be dwindling, and your garden may have hunkered down for…

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Growing Medicinals in Maine

By Christine Fisher MAINE’S FARMERS don’t just grow vegetables or raise livestock. In Midcoast Maine companies like Avena Botanicals and…

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