Tag Archives: sustainability

Saving seeds for next year’s garden?

Fall is a busy time of year for farmers who need to harvest the last of the season’s crops and work on preparing the soil for next year. But Roberta Bailey of Seven Tree Farm in Vassalboro is occupied with something else, too: saving seeds from this year’s crop.

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Protecting the Royal River

Canoeing on the Saco River is a ritual for many Mainers. Yet a summer paddle on one of southern Maine’s largest rivers is frequently described with words like: crowds, parties and beer.

The portion of the Royal River that flows from New Gloucester to Yarmouth is described in a far different way by local paddlers. Keep reading

Meeting with State Rep Ellie Espling about natural resources bills April 30th

The 127th Maine Legislature is in full swing in Augusta, considering several bills that would impact, for better or for worse, Maine’s clean air, water, land, and wildlife. In the coming weeks the Legislature will vote on critical issues including metallic mining rules, boosting in-state solar power, and helping to fund home weatherization projects.

Your State Representative Ellie Espling will cast important votes on these and other environmental issues. She needs to hear from you, voters in her district, who support strong protections for Maine’s environment. On that note… Continue reading