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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 …

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 …
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 …
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 …

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 …

Bar Harbor Garden Club Meeting

By marybopdyke on March 02, 2015, at 12:04 p.m.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Bar Harbor Garden Club monthly meeting, 25 Village Inn Road, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207 244-4582; barharborgardenclub.com On March 12,2015, beginning at 1Pm the garden club will be having a meeting at Birch Bay Village in Bar Harbor. …

Seventh annual Community Supported Agriculture Fair to be held March 1

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 25, 2015, at 2:19 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Sea Dog Banquet Hall, 26 Front St., Bangor, Maine For more information: foodandmedicine.org BANGOR, Maine — The seventh annual Community Supported Agriculture Fair will be held 3-6 p.m. Sunday March 1, at the Sea Dog Banquet Hall, 26 Front St. The event …

Camden Garden Club Presents Favorite Plants of 1915

By Sherry Cobb on Feb. 16, 2015, at 2:18 p.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — In honor of the Camden Garden Club’s 100th birthday this year, Hammon Buck of Plants Unlimited will talk and show photos of garden plants our predecessors knew well a century ago. On the final Tuesday of the Winter Horticulture Series, February 24th, he will deliver the talk …
Residents of the "Little City" neighborhood in Bangor came together recently to build a multi-colored igloo in the front yard of Jaime Ballinger and Jerry Gorman.

Bangor residents find community with Multi-colored igloo

By Natalie Feulner on Feb. 13, 2015, at 5:52 a.m.
Red, blue and green blocks of ice illuminated by a single lightbulb, light the night air on Blackstone Street, a beacon radiating joy despite this year’s cold and dreary winter. The multi-colored igloo sits in the front yard of Jamie Ballinger and Jerry Gorman’s home in the Little City neighborhood …
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Knitting myself to peace

By Sarah Smiley on Jan. 18, 2015, at 9:22 a.m.
A year ago, I was struggling with a major episode of anxiety and depression. I’ve dealt with both my whole my life, and I’ve used various methods, some healthier than others, to cope. Last year, however, when my despair came seemingly out of nowhere, I felt like I had drained …
Sarah Morneault and Lindsey Levesque stand outside the future site of their business, Tiller & Rye. The 9,500-square-foot space at 20 South Main St. in Brewer will become a natural foods grocer supplied primarily by Maine farmers. Tiller & Rye is expected to open before the end of February.

New natural foods grocery store setting up shop in Brewer

By Nick McCrea on Jan. 10, 2015, at 5:05 p.m.
By the end of February, Brewer should be home to a natural foods grocery store. Sarah Morneault and Lindsey Levesque, former co-workers at Sea Dog Brewing Co. in Bangor, are hard at work inside 20 S. Main St. in Brewer, formerly a discount furniture store and before …

Children’s Spring Planting Program offered in Limestone

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 08, 2015, at 3 p.m.
LIMESTONE, Maine — The Robert A. Frost Memorial Library’s annual Children’s Spring Planting Program will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the library. The event is sponsored by  The Friends of The Robert A. Frost Memorial Library. For information, call  325-4706, email fml@limestonemaine.org, or visit on Facebook, Twitter and www.pinterest.com/fml3103. This …

Bar Harbor Garden Club

By marybopdyke on Jan. 06, 2015, at 10 a.m.
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Bar Harbor Garden Club, Crrooked Road, Bar Harbor, Maine For more information: 207 244-4582 The Bar Harbor Garden Club will be hosting a meeting on Jan. 8 at 1 pm at Birchbay Village. The subject will be “The Sex-Life of …