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Top 7 comments from World Naked Gardening Day

Last week on a whim I shared a nugget of web gold. World Naked Gardening Day. Celebrated every May on the first Saturday of the month, World Naked Gardening Day celebrates fresh food, fun and of course, appreciation for the human form in all its glory. You all took it in stride and I had […]

Buffalo, turkeys, alpacas, oh my! Capturing faces of ‘special livestock’

Photo courtesy of Catherine Frost

Freeport-based photographer Catherine Frost is spending the year traveling to various Maine farms looking for and photographing ‘special livestock.’ Think:  alpacas, turkeys and yes, even water buffalo. She’s calling it “The Faces of Farms.” “I’m looking for special and unique stories, it’s not really focused on the farm per se, I’m more trying to find […]

Inch by Inch: Thawing out the rotting banana peels and decomposing egg shells

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Ahhhh! The sweet smell of rotting vegetables. Actually, it’s the sweet smell of rotting glass clippings, egg shells leaves, vegetables and more than enough coffee grounds. Our compost pile is finally starting to thaw after months of living underneath inches (er—feet) of snow. He … do compost piles identify with traditional gender roles? … Anyway, […]

Seedlings and Somali refugees: An unlikely, but sustainable partnership

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Little bitty seedlings are bringing two communities — separated by 100 miles — together to help alleviate hunger and increase access to local food in Maine. During the coming months, students in the sustainable agriculture program at Unity College will grow seedlings for Cultivating Community, a Portland-based nonprofit that helps teach farming sustainable living to […]