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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 […]