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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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Nurseries respond to demand for pesticide-free planting

By Avery Yale Kamila While national chain hardware stores are working to phase out certain classes of pesticides from their…

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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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The littlest “locavores”

By Marie Gardner Have you ever wondered how to instill in your children a curiosity and passion for healthy, nourishing,…

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Home is where the harvest is

Small Scale Homesteading Tastes Just Right By Anna Hewitt Homesteading has historically been considered an act of self reliance typical…

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Grow a healthy lawn

The key to a lush, green lawn is healthy soil. And Yardscaping, a program of the Cumberland County Soil & Water…

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Learn the art & science of growing food in Maine: Four resources to help get you started and expand your skills

By Heather Foran Perhaps you’re a green-thumbed veteran looking to expand productivity, creativity, and diversity. Maybe you’ve had a difficult…

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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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Incredible edibles

Go beyond apples and pears in the fruited landscape By Lynn Ascrizzi People go to great lengths to beautify the…

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Composting 101

Composting is a natural process that transforms discarded kitchen and yard waste into a nutrient rich soil additive for your…

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