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It’s Harvest Season!

Celebrating Harvest Time After a long and fruitful summer with plenty of heat, sun and humidity, we're hoping you see a great harvest in your veggie gardens! Now is the time to can, preserve, and enjoy the rewards of all your hard work. Need some tips? Check out these Food Preservation Hands-On Workshops from the UMaine Cooperative Extension. You might also enjoy some of these recipes: Tom...
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Grow As A Family With Fun Outdoor Activities In Maine

  by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer The Maine Outdoor Coalition is dedicated to encouraging people to try new outdoor activities and explore their local environment and, through its Winter Kids project, the Coalition has already helped 100,000 Maine kids get active. Spending quality time out in the fresh air has many proven physical benefits and by getting outside as a family to explor...
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Growing Indigenous Trees in Maine

by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer Photo by Héctor Martínez Beginning in January 2018, Maine’s Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry adopted a new set of rules prohibiting the sale of invasive plants in Maine. The legislation is especially important for conserving the growth of native trees, which are vital to insect populations and regional forestry. For gardeners looking...
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Late Summer Planting and Harvesting

Keep On Planting! This is actually a great time of year to keep on planting. Many vegetables will give you another harvest if you plant the right things. In case you missed it, check out our blog post from last summer: Summertime is the Right Time to Keep Planting. Or just jump right to this guide from University of Minnesota Extension:  Planting Vegetables in Midsummer for Fall Harvest. But th...
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Contribute To Climate Control With A Container Garden

Contribute To Climate Control With A Container Garden by Cassie Steele, Freelance Writer Recently, scientists have noticed warmer summers, rising seas and more powerful storms in the North Eastern climate. Maine is committed to maintaining forests in the area, working with the Nature Conservancy on carbon offset projects that will help fight against climate change. You too can help remove ca...
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Summer Planting and Watering Tips

Tips for Efficient Watering We finally got some much-needed rain! Depending on the weather, your garden may need daily watering, and this can be quite a chore. If you'd like some great tips for conserving both time and water, check out these tips: 10 Smart Watering Tips. If you're wondering how often to water your containers, check out this video from our sponsors at Monrovia: If the onl...
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Plant Something Weekend: June 22nd-24th

Join Us for Planting and More Plant Something Weekend is a celebration of everything our campaign stands for: environmental sustainability, personal health, and vibrant communities. Here in Maine, we’re on a mission to move more, fight common diseases, and incorporate physical activity into our everyday life. Gardening — everything from digging a hole to weeding — is the ideal exercise to g...
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Spring Cleaning and Planting

Spring Has Sprung We finally have some spring-like weather! Now is the time to get out in the garden and start cleaning up the yard and prepping your garden beds. You can even do some planting! According to O'Donal's Nursery, it is not too late to plant spring bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, grape hyacinths and more...   You can also get your vegetable garden started by planting c...
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