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Upgrading cropping systems with precision agriculture the focus of March 8 workshop

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
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Cooking for crowds safely with UMaine Extension

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 2:40 p.m.
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Free face cream-making class slated at Good Tern Coop

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
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Rockland city council stops short of passing food sovereignty ordinance

By Julia Bayly on Feb. 16, 2017, at 2:12 p.m.
Eighteen municipalities across Maine have already adopted food sovereignty ordinances.
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Celebrate National Cabbage Day Feb. 17 at Midcoast Winter Farmers Market

By Dan Sortwell on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.
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Annie Stillwater Gray is the host of the General Store Variety Show in the studio of the Skowhegan-based radio station WXNZ.

Northern Exposure, Maine-style: Solon woman creates world for weekly radio show

By Abigail Curtis on Feb. 15, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
“I like people to feel like they’re escaping, when they come to the general store.”
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A man makes his way down Hammond street during a snowstorm on Monday in Bangor. The recent snowfall could bring some relief to the drought which has persisted for much of the last year.

Winter weather on track to soothe ongoing drought conditions

By Lauren Abbate on Feb. 15, 2017, at 10:42 a.m.
“In order to really see how well it eases the drought, we have to see … how quickly it melts.”
AH THE THINGS I'VE DONE!

Catnip: Are we sending our children mixed messages about drugs?

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
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Seven photos of the Valentine Phantom’s latest work

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:45 p.m.
Cool images of the hearts covering Portland on Valentine’s Day 2017.
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Snow days aren’t like they used to be!

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
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Vintage footage of how kids played in snow in 1938

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
Turns out kids haven’t changed much at all. Check out this fabulous vintage footage of kids playing in the snow in 1938.
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Rolling Acres Farm in Jefferson now serves as Maine Farmland Trust's Joseph A. Fiore Art Center, where four artists each spent a month last summer completing an art residency.

Maine Farmland Trust artist residency program promotes agriculture through visual arts

By Lauren Abbate on Feb. 14, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
“Farmers are makers, and artists are makers, and they seem to have a lot of shared passion for our rural environments and heritage here in Maine.”
LAURA'S HOUSE JOURNEY

Where do I live?

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 12:11 p.m.
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Stephen DeGoosh and Brooke Isham talk in the living and dining area of their home. Forty years ago, a retired Air Force captain and his family built the bunker-like home on a stake of land in rural Sangerville and prepared for the worst. Now DeGoosh and Isham are staying true to the original plans of the home -- a large garden, a greenhouse -- but with transition and food sovereignty in mind instead of survivalism.

Bunker-style home built by survivalists the perfect fit for sustainable duo

By Abigail Curtis on Feb. 13, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
Instead of going it alone in an uncertain and possibly frightening future, they are working on building a community that can survive it together.
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‘It’s like drawing with a hammer’: Maine blacksmith forges art on her anvil

By Abigail Curtis on Feb. 11, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
Over the years that she has been honing her craft, Max has continued to have fun. One of her most popular items stemmed from an experiment.
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Paul Costello, executive director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development, speaks as the keynote speaker to kick off a daylong discussion hosted by Envision Maine that focused on the economy of rural Maine and opportunities to grow it on Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Creating bright futures for Maine’s rural economies relies on collaboration of ideas

By Lauren Abbate on Feb. 10, 2017, at 5:27 p.m.
Communities throughout rural Maine are up against no shortage of challenges.
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Follow these folks for some farm fresh content to brighten up your newsfeed

on Feb. 10, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
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The Artist in the Garden

By Ken Gross on Feb. 10, 2017, at 2:06 p.m.
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Conway House Homestead Talk

By Ken Gross on Feb. 10, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
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Carl Johanson, 26, plays with his dog while talking about the recently installed large solar array at Goranson Farm in Dresden. Johanson's parents own the farm and were the driving force behind the project that is to cover the energy needs at the 80-acre organic farm.

Solar array adds to the sustainable future of a historically progressive family farm in Maine

By Lauren Abbate on Feb. 10, 2017, at 6:57 a.m.
“We’re trying to survive as a family business, while being less dependent on energy sources that are beyond our control. [Solar] seemed an appropriate way to go.”