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Eating locally: buckwheat flour pizza crust

Did you know buckwheat is not related to wheat at all but is actually a seed in the rhubarb family? It’s therefore…

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How to get the most out of your heat pump

Fall is a great time to prepare for the upcoming heating season, and many Maine homeowners are now relying on…

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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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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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