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Interior of the Marrett House Barn.

Lecture on ‘The Barns of Maine’

Bangor Daily News on June 11, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
WISCASSET, Maine — Author Don Perkins will talk about his book “The Barns of Maine — Our History, Our Stories” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, in the Nickels-Sortwell House barn, 121 Main St. The entrance is on Federal Street. Barns hold a special place in the lives and memories …
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Plant sale to benefit Wild Gardens of Acadia

Bangor Daily News on June 09, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
Saturday, June 14, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: St. Saviour’s Church, 41 Mount Desert St., Bar Harbor , Maine BAR HARBOR, Maine — A plant sale 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 14, will be held at St. Saviour’s Church, 41 Mount Desert St. Proceeds will benefit Wild Gardens of Acadia. This …
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Summer Exhibition of Beatrix Farrand’s Herbarium: Rhododendrons and Their Relatives

By loisstack on June 09, 2014, at 8:25 a.m.
Thursday, July 10, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, July 17, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, July 24, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, July 27, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, July 31, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.Thursday, Aug. …
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Cooperative Extension to give away tomato plants

Bangor Daily News on June 02, 2014, at 2:49 p.m.
DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Piscataquis County will give away 300 cherry tomato plants as part of the One Tomato Project to increase the number of people growing food. The One Tomato Project, which originated in Ontario, Canada, encourages people to plant, grow and eat more vegetables, …
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Deer Isle Garden Tour to include seven gardens

Bangor Daily News on June 02, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Old Deer Isle Elementary School, Sunset Region, Deer Isle For more information: 207-348-2493 DEER ISLE, Maine — The Deer Isle Garden Tour will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, and will include seven gardens in the Sunset region on …
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Getting an early start! Members and friends of Troop 1046 were eager to work on their site in front of the Maine Discovery Museum.

Downtown Bangor Adopt A Garden Program Big Dig Day May 31

Bangor Daily News on May 30, 2014, at 12:10 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Downtown Bangor’s Adopt a Garden program will host a gardening day on Saturday, May 31, at 8:30 a.m. in Norumbega Park. Throughout the month of May, local businesses, non profits, and community members have adopted small plots of public space throughout downtown in an effort to beautify the area. These volunteers have …
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Day lily sale at Hampden

Bangor Daily News on May 29, 2014, at 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: 207-862-3909 HAMPDEN, Maine — Eighth annual Day Lily Sale, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 7, at Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road. Unique day lilies donated by hybridizer Bill Warman of The Maine Garden, …
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Union Farmers Market to open May 23

Bangor Daily News on May 14, 2014, at 3:39 p.m.
UNION, Maine — The first Union Farmers’ Market will be held 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 23, on the Union Common. Every week will have a special theme–May 23 is “Birds & Bees: it all starts here!” In addition to the  regular lineup of vendors with meat, dairy, woodenware, produce & baked goods, …
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Farmers Market Opening

By swederolf on May 14, 2014, at 8:18 a.m.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Bangor Grange Hall, 1192 Ohio St., Bangor, Maine For more information: 207-973-3976 The Ohio Street Farmers Market will be opening for it’s fourth year on Wednesday, May 21 at the Bangor Grange hall, 1192 Ohio St. in Bangor. Both prior …
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Garden destination offers free Maine Days

Bangor Daily News on May 13, 2014, at 5:01 p.m.
BOOTHBAY, Maine —  From Saturday through Monday, May 24-26, 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. This Memorial Day weekend benefit is thanks to a generous gift …
Mixed green salad with hard-boiled eggs and radish pods.

My gardening skill doesn’t live up to my cooking talent

By Russ Parsons, Los Angeles Times on May 13, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
  One thing I’ve learned for certain since I put vegetable beds in our front yard is that, as a gardener, I’m a pretty good cook. My agricultural shortcomings are not something I’m proud of. I start every growing season with the best of intentions, laying out well-ordered plots that …
This house in Vienna, Virginia, has been sold. So far this year, one in three homebuyers in the U.S. is paying cash.

One in three homebuyers in US paid cash in 2014

By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Washington Bureau on May 10, 2014, at 3:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — One in three buyers of U.S. homes is paying cash, a record high number, according to data made available to McClatchy. The trend is being driven by retiring baby boomers and rich investors, who unlike most first-time buyers can bypass tighter lending requirements to pay cash. They now …
Chef Nancy Cerny of The CVC Catering Group prepares a meal in an Western Promenade kitchen. She cooks this weekend as part of the Portland Kitchen Tour.

Kitchen Tour to offer great design ideas while helping a good cause

By Kathleen Pierce on May 07, 2014, at 9:21 a.m.
PORTLAND | Got kitchen envy? Do six-burner vintage stoves painted in shiny hues make you go all dewy eyed? Well then, this weekend, there’s a tour for you. Food will be served, and it’s for a good cause. The second annual Portland Kitchen Tour, Friday and Saturday, is a …
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Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day greets growing season

Bangor Daily News on April 29, 2014, at 11:52 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Greenhouses, nurseries and garden centers statewide will be celebrating on Saturday, May 3 as the industry kicks off the growing season with Maine Greenhouse and Nursery Day. For the fourth year, several dozen family-owned businesses will hold special events to highlight gardening in Maine. Planned activities for the events …
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Plant sale at UU Church in Rockland

Bangor Daily News on April 15, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland, Maine For more information: 207-594-8750 ROCKLAND, Maine — First Universalist Church will hold a plant sale, featuring organic seedlings from Hatchet Cove Farm, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 17, at the church, 345 Broadway, Route …
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‘Creative Container Gardening’ at Hampden

Bangor Daily News on April 14, 2014, at 12:35 p.m.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Location: Harmony Hall, 24 Kennebec Road, Hampden, Maine For more information: 207-862-3909 “Creative Container Gardening,” a talk by Lisa Colburn, author of The Maine Garden Journal, will be presented by the Hampden Garden Club at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Harmony Hall, …
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Plant sale to benefit Power in Community Alliances

Bangor Daily News on April 14, 2014, at 12:18 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Power in Community Alliances has been taking orders for their plant sale since April 1. Plants will be available for pickup May 17. Choose from more than 65  varieties of organic, field-grown perennials, including many plants native to Maine or New England. Prices match or beat those you’d …
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Organic Livestock Health Care workshop

Bangor Daily News on April 10, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
Saturday, April 12, 2014 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: MOFGA Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine For more information: 207-568-4142 UNITY, Maine — Organic Livestock Health Care Workshop will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Education Center library, 294 …
Michael Gelzinis puts the finishing touches on the diplay by the Newport-based Central Maine Stoneworks before the judging Thursday morning.  The BDN Maine Garden Show will open Friday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.

Get your backyard ready for family fun with the BDN Maine Garden Show

By Aimee Thibodeau on April 03, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
Friday, April 4, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, April 5, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday, April 6, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St, Bangor, Maine Winter’s icy grip is slowly letting go. Slightly warmer temperatures, growing patches of mud and blossoming …

For the urban gardener, the ‘front 40′ is 150 square feet

By Joe Yonan, The Washington Post on March 24, 2014, at 4:49 p.m.
I spent 2012 in southern Maine so I could learn just how my sister and brother-in-law coax so much of their own food from their homestead, and to help them do it. I went because I needed a break, because I wanted to work on a cookbook, and because just …
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