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One of eight kitchens on Merryspring's Kitchen Tour

Merryspring’s Kitchen Tour Set for August 7

By Merryspring on July 25, 2013, at 1:11 p.m.
The Merryspring Kitchen Tour will take place on Wednesday, August 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p,m. The Tour features eight beautiful home kitchens with a gourmet tasting from a talented local chef at every stop. Merryspring Nature Center invites you to bring your friends and houseguests to this popular …
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Tending the Perennial Garden in Mid July

By Merryspring on July 17, 2013, at 4:16 p.m.
The summer is getting hotter and perennial gardens are in full bloom. Join Wendy Andresen for the mid-July installment of her Tending the Perennial Garden series on Thursday, July 25 at 12:00 noon. Now that the plants are blooming and getting taller, it is an especially important time to actively …
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Uses for Medicinal Herbs

By Merryspring on July 17, 2013, at 4:12 p.m.
Gardener and herbalist Deb Soule will share her thoughts and experiences of growing and using medicinal herbs at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday July 23 at 12:00 noon. Deb’s presentation will cover the many uses, recipes, and healing effects of medicinal herbs. Her talk will focus on making organic herbs …
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Harbor Seal

Harbor Seals to Make a Splash at Merryspring Nature Center

By Merryspring on July 12, 2013, at 2:04 p.m.
Marine researcher Martha Bell will lead a presentation on harbor seals at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, July 16 at 12:00 pm. Bell’s talk will focus on the natural history of harbor seals in the Gulf of Maine. She will cover the range, distribution, diet, and adaptations of harbor seals, …
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Photo Credit:  Lisa Tewksbury

Principles of Integrated Pest Management

By Merryspring on July 03, 2013, at 9:13 a.m.
Entomologist Kathy Murray will lead a presentation on the principles of integrated pest management at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, July 9 at 12:00 noon. Integrated pest management seeks to understand pests and outsmart them with practical methods that favor keeping nature in balance and creating attractive gardens at the …
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Tending the Perennial Garden in July

By Merryspring on June 27, 2013, at 9:24 a.m.
Wendy Andresen will present a July installment of her lecture series “Tending the Perennial Garden” at Merryspring Nature center on Tuesday, July 2 at 12:00 noon. As the perennial garden continues to grow, more work needs to be done. Andresen will demonstrate pruning, thinning, and management methods for the July …
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Glenn Jenks

Annual Rose Talk at Merryspring

By Merryspring on June 21, 2013, at 1:39 p.m.
Camden rosarian Glenn Jenks will lead the annual Rose Day celebration at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 25 beginning at 12:00 noon. A Merryspring tradition for over 20 years, Rose Day is an afternoon filled with talks, tours, and roses. Beginning outdoors in the Hexagon, Jenks will start Rose …
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Glenn Jenks will lead a rose talk and tour at Merryspring on Tuesday, July 2 at 12:00 noon.

Rose Day Talk at Merryspring

By Merryspring on June 21, 2013, at 1:35 p.m.
Camden rosarian Glenn Jenks will lead the annual Rose Day celebration at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 25 beginning at 12:00 noon. A Merryspring tradition for over 20 years, Rose Day is an afternoon filled with talks, tours, and roses. Beginning outdoors in the Hexagon, Jenks will start Rose …
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Summer Fairy Festival at Merryspring

By Merryspring on June 19, 2013, at 9:04 a.m.
Children, families, and mythical creatures are invited to Merryspring’s first Summer Fairy Festival on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. In commemoration of International Fairy Day, this free event will feature a variety of family and fairy-friendly activities and crafts. Guests will be able to build their …
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Green Spirituality and Environmental Activism

By Merryspring on June 14, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.
Lucie Bauer and Frank Mundo of the First Universalist Church in Rockland will present a special talk on the moral impetus behind environmental action, as well as on the formative actions of the Church’s Green Sanctuary, at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 18 at 12:00 noon. Bauer and Mundo …
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Chemical-Free Lawn Care at Merryspring

By Merryspring on June 05, 2013, at 3:34 p.m.
Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will lead a talk on chemical-free lawn care at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 11 at 12:00 pm. Many pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers commonly used in home lawn-care are toxic, expensive, and dangerous to local watersheds and ecosystems. Jacobs’s presentation …
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Chemical-Free Lawn Care at Merryspring

By Merryspring on June 05, 2013, at 3:31 p.m.
Rebecca Jacobs of Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District will lead a talk on chemical-free lawn care at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 11 at 12:00 pm. Many pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers commonly used in home lawn-care are toxic, expensive, and dangerous to local watersheds and ecosystems. Jacobs’s presentation …
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Tending the Perennial Garden in June

By Merryspring on May 31, 2013, at 2:29 p.m.
Gardener Wendy Andresen will present the first installment of her semimonthly lecture series “Tending the Perennial Garden” at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, June 4 at 12:00 noon. A Merryspring summer tradition, this series will demonstrate techniques and tips to help your perennial garden thrive throughout the year. June is …
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Talk on Backyard Raspberries

By Merryspring on May 23, 2013, at 10:46 a.m.
Local gardener and author Lynette Walther will lead a presentation on growing raspberries in the backyard at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, May 28 at 12:00 noon. Raspberries can be a thorny subject among gardeners, from plants not producing fruit to the bushes quickly taking over the backyard. Walther’s talk …
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Foraging can be interesting and fun for the whole family.

Wild and Native Food Foraging Workshop at Merryspring

By Merryspring on May 16, 2013, at 9:24 a.m.
Wild food expert Tom Seymour will lead a Wild and Native Food Foraging Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Guests will join Seymour on a walking lecture around the Merryspring grounds for a foraging scavenger hunt for native and wild edible …
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Growing, Preserving and Cooking with Lavender

By Merryspring on May 16, 2013, at 9:14 a.m.
Herbalist Betsy-Ann Golon will lead a presentation on growing, preserving, and cooking with lavender at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 noon. Lavender is among the most popular flowering herbs, renowned for its aromatic and culinary uses. Golon will teach guests the best cultivation methods for this …
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Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'

Merryspring Plant Sale Just In Time for Mother’s Day

By Merryspring on May 08, 2013, at 2:29 p.m.
The Merryspring Plant Sale will be held just before Mother’s Day this year with the Members Only Sale this Friday, May 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. An annual “rite of spring,” the Merryspring Plant Sale offers midcoast garden-ers …
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Photo:  Chrysanthemum 'Harmony' by Syngenta Flowers-Yoder Mums

Annual Plant Sale A Merry

By Merryspring on May 03, 2013, at 11:54 a.m.
The Merryspring Plant Sale will be held on Friday, May 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday’s sale is for Members Only, but you can become a Merryspring member at the sale or by calling 236-2239. Saturday’s sale is open …
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John Piotti

Preserving Farmland for Maine’s Future

By Merryspring on May 01, 2013, at 4:24 p.m.
John Piotti of the Maine Farmland Trust will lead a presentation on preserving farmland for Maine’s future at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, May 7 at 12:00 noon. This lively discussion will address the state of farming in Maine and how preservation programs like the Maine Farmland Trust can help …
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Growing Importance of School Gardens To Be Discussed at Merryspring

By Merryspring on April 26, 2013, at 8:23 a.m.
Ellie Libby will lead a presentation on regional school garden programs and their impact on the local food movement at Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday, April 30 at 12:00 noon. In addition to being the perfect setting for learning about growing, harvesting, and cooking local food, school gardens are a …
 
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