Consider buying food from your local farmer’s market. Locally grown produce tastes better and has a smaller carbon footprint. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Encourage your local school cafeteria to purchase locally grown food whenever possible. You may even be able to start a school gardening program, too – encourage them to use organic practices! To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Inmates are growing gardens, and gardens are growing them. Gardens offer so many metaphors for the ups and downs of life, and the inmates at Maine State Prison are getting the chance to experience them first hand. In a partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, a new gardening program gives some inmates the… Continue Reading
Eating seasonally lets you enjoy different foods at their prime. Seasonal food generally cost less, and getting them to your table creates less global warming pollution. To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Maine’s growing season is here! If you’re looking for specific farm-grown products, Search www.localharvest.org to find a farmer in your area growing whatever you are looking for. Maine-grown flour, anyone? To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Small changes can have a big impact on the environment. Pledge yourself to turn down the thermostat, buy locally, reuse and recycle, and make other daily changes. You’ll thank yourself and so will the planet! To view more tips, click here. To subscribe to our Tip of the Day RSS feed, click here.
Stephen Knight says he’s provided more than 15,000 pounds of food to local organizations, including the Augusta Food Bank, since he began gleaning three years ago. by Jason Pafundi, staff writer Central Maine newspapers news story READFIELD — Stephen Knight picked up almost 600 pounds of Macintosh apples from the Kents Hill Orchard Wednesday morning,… Continue Reading
Community gardens are one of the best ways to bring people together around common goals while taking real steps toward a more sustainable future. That’s certainly been the case in Presque Isle during the second year of the Presque Isle Community Garden. The Presque Isle Community Garden, focused on offering sustainable vegetable gardening and habitat for… Continue Reading
Guest post by Jeff Giallombardo For the past two years NAE Academy (Nokomis Alternative Education) students have been designing, building, and operating their own Aquaponics systems. Aquaponics is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a recirculating system where fish waste provides a nutrient source for the plants and in turn the plants provide… Continue Reading