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Why Maine is the best place to feel far away right at home

On a recent Sunday evening, while sitting around a fire, I was overcome with a feeling of satisfaction. Satisfaction in the simple things. Marinated chicken, beef and a rainbow of vegetables filled skewers that slowly roasted over the open fire. Wine and conversation flowed easily as children climbed in treehouses and played in the dirt, […]

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 […]

Co-sleeping gone wrong (but not in the way you’re thinking)

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When I was pregnant with my daughter, I dreamed of having a family bed. I envisioned the three of us cuddled together, slowly rising with the early sun. With eyes, still heavy with sleep, my daughter would reach up to my face and sign for her “milkies.” I’d nurse her, staring lovingly at her sweet […]

Homestead shows you should be watching right now

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Inspired by my recent realization that AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is actually a show about homesteading, here are a few more homestead-y shows worth your time. Mountain Men: This History Channel show follows the lives of seven men living off the grid and “back to the land” in mountain ranges throughout the US. The wanna-be […]