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Carol Smith Maine’s newest accredited flower show judge

on July 13, 2015, at 3:58 p.m.
Carol J. Smith of the Brewer Garden Club recently completed all of the requirements of National Garden Clubs, Inc. and was named Maine’s newest NGC Accredited Flower Show Judge. This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news →
A woman attends the Northeastern Permaculture Convergence hosted by the Holyoke, Massachusetts,-based Nuestras Raices.

How to plan a scalable permaculture garden in Maine

By Seth Koenig on June 28, 2015, at 7:46 a.m.
The Portland-based permaculture and sustainable living organization Resilience Hub holds more than 60 events every year, ranging from small workshops to expert lectures to full classes, and has twice played host to the popular Northeast Regional Permaculture Convergence events — most recently in 2014. More than 250 people have graduated …

Garden tour in Rockland

By Katharine Farrell on June 10, 2015, at 8:17 a.m.
Sunday, June 28, 2015 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-0310; rocklandlibrary.org Our Neighbors’ Gardens annual garden tour sponsored by the Friends of Rockland Public Library will be held on Sunday, June 28, from 10:00 to 2:00 and features …

Can you eat that mushroom or plant? A Maine forager’s quiz

By Seth Koenig on June 08, 2015, at 2:54 p.m.
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Can you identify these Maine wild flowers?

By Seth Koenig on June 05, 2015, at 4:15 p.m.

Maine Harvest Festival

By news001 on May 29, 2015, at 8:59 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor, Maine For more information: 207- 561-8300; maineharvestfestival.com 5th Annual Maine Harvest Festival Celebrate Farm Fresh on November 14 & 15, 2015, Saturday and Sunday, 10 …

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens Offers Free ‘Maine Days’

By Tory Paxson on May 20, 2015, at 12:17 p.m.
This Memorial Day Weekend, from Saturday through Monday, May 23, 24, and 24, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens will open its doors to Maine residents at no charge. To receive free admission, adults simply need to show a Maine state ID or driver’s license. During Maine Days, thousands of plants will …

Spring plant sale at Winterport Fire Station

on May 15, 2015, at 12:08 p.m.
Saturday, May 23, 2015 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Location: Winterport Fire Station, Main Street, Winterport, Maine WINTERPORT, Maine — The Winterport Woman’s Club GFWC’s spring plant sale will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Winterport Fire Station, Main Street. There will be a selection of perennials …

Brewer Garden and Bird Club’s annual plant sale

on May 15, 2015, at 11:38 a.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Garden & Bird Club’s annual plant sale will be held beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, at Brewer Historical Society, 199 Wilson St., across from Gold Star Cleaners. Plants are dug from members’ gardens, and are clean and healthy. Members will be on hand to give …
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Peony Society of Maine’s annual garden tour

on May 14, 2015, at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 13, 2015 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.Saturday, June 20, 2015 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Ken Liberty, 23 Ohio St., Bangor, Maine BANGOR, Maine — The Peony Society of Maine’s 14th annual garden tour will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June 13 and 20, starting from …
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Rachel Katz of the Terranian Farm in Troy Maine sets out produce for the Orono Famers Market which meets on the side of the Stillwater River in Orono.

3 Maine farmers markets to visit this spring, summer

By Kathleen Pierce on May 03, 2015, at 6 a.m.
As the ground thaws and green shoots thrust through the earth, another rite of spring commences: farmers market season. In Maine, we are awash with a panoply of markets from which to shop for local foods, eat seasonal and support the myriad farmers in our midst. So grab your cash …
Tom Roberts, owner of Snakeroot Organic Farm in Pittsfield, shared tips about starting and keeping a garden recently.

Plant this with that: The science and folklore of companion planting

By Natalie Feulner on April 19, 2015, at 5:25 a.m.
PITTSFIELD | In Iroquois legend, three sisters — namely corn, beans and squash — are inseparable, growing and thriving together. But more than a legend, this hints at something important for growing: Science shows that planting certain crops together can yield more bountiful results and potentially keep pests at …

Organic farmer Tom Roberts shares some tips for spring gardens

By Brian Feulner on April 19, 2015, at 5:23 a.m.
Pittsfield’s Snakeroot Organic Farm owner, Tom Roberts, shares some tips on gardening.

2015 BDN Maine Garden Show on April 11-12

Bangor Daily News on April 02, 2015, at 9:49 a.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Sunday, April 12, 2015 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St., Bangor, Maine For more information: bangorgardenshow.com BANGOR, Maine — The 2015 BDN Maine Garden Show will be held 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, and 10 …

Brewer Garden Club meeting April 15

Bangor Daily News on March 23, 2015, at 1:09 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — The Brewer Garden Club meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Brewer Auditorium, 203 State St., downstairs on the Wilson Street side of the building. Lois Stack from University of Maine will present a program on “Planting Your Perennial Garden.”  Refreshments will be served. This …

United Methodist Army offers repairs in Eliot area May 31-June 6

on March 19, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
ELIOT, Maine — Do you know a homeowner who could use a little help fixing up their house, come Spring? Maybe repairing a leaky roof, steps, handrails, hanging doors, porches, floorboards, saggy floors, window glass, dry wall, stuck windows & doors, window & door screens, shelving, replacing rotten wood? Or constructing wooden or enclosed …

Growing Local Film Screening at the Alamo

By Nikki Fox on March 18, 2015, at 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, April 2, 2015 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street, Bucksport, Maine For more information: 207-667-7171; mainefarmlandtrust.org/films/ Join Healthy Acadia at The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport on Thursday, April 2nd at 6:30 pm for a screening of Maine Farmland Trust’s newest documentary about farming in …
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Husson University assistant professor of biology Jennifer Long (foreground) carefully places a cherry tomato plant as assistant professor of pharmacy Aaron Domina and other volunteers dig holes for the vegetable plantings at Husson University's community garden in Bangor on June 10, 2011.

Garden plots in Maine cultivate sense of community

By Natalie Feulner on March 08, 2015, at 5:53 a.m.
Fresh and local. Two words that have defined the farm-to-table movement have permeated communities, as residents and home-gardening enthusiasts turn urban rooftops, vacant lots and public land into growing spaces. In recent years, the Pine Tree State has led the charge for community gardens that serve individuals without space to …
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Happy to pay $1,400 in advance for carrots

on March 07, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
This year instead of making resolutions, my little family of three decided to adopt a word. More. This past weekend, with community supported agriculture brochures fanned out in front of us, my husband and I took our first steps toward doing more. More fresh. More local. More sustainable. Each farm …
Jen Joerger of Jaiden Landscaping in West Bah installs paving stones at her company's display at the Portland Flower Show on Tuesday. The show opens to the public Thursday.

Rite of spring blooms at Portland Flower Show

By Kathleen Pierce on March 05, 2015, at 12:26 p.m.
Trudge through the heavy industrial doors at Portland Yacht Services, and you smell spring before you see it. Mulch, tulips, grass, dirt. Ahhh, the sensory hints of the season to come are about to bloom for the 18th annual Portland Flower Show, and not a nanosecond too …
 
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