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Tired of the “same ole, same ole”?

July 6, 2016
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I’m always looking to find new things to try to grow in the vegetable garden. One year it was peanuts, another year it was lima beans and this year it’s sweet potatoes. In March, I went online to research varieties that would do well in my northern location (right on the 6a / 5b line) […]

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Highland Avenue Greenhouse, Farm Market and Cafe

May 2, 2016
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We have been a family owned and operated garden center and farm market since 1949, providing customers with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and shrubs throughout the growing season. From June to October we offer fresh fruits and vegetables from local farmers throughout Maine. We can supply everything you will need for your gardens, […]

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Damariscotta Hardware

May 1, 2016
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At the age of 16, Bob Gardiner began working part-time at Cross Hardware in Skowhegan. Even then, he dreamed of owning his own store. After years of learning and experience, he opened Damariscotta Hardware in 1955 on Main Street, in the old site of Lincoln County Hardware. Customer service and good work ethics as well […]

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Lewisboro Garden Center

April 25, 2016
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Lewisboro Garden Center was founded by Jim Grant in the spring of 1976. At that time, Jim was in college studying horticulture. The opportunity to rent a small, rundown, plastic greenhouse presented itself to Jim and that is how the Lewisboro Garden Center began. This small greenhouse was located on the current site of the […]

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The Ecology School

April 21, 2016
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The mission of Ecology Education, Inc. is to foster stewardship for the Earth by reimagining education through the science of ecology and the practice of sustainability. Philosophy Since 1998, The Ecology School has brought innovative ecology education programs to thousands of children throughout New England and nationwide. In everything we do – leading overnight and […]

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Woodbury Farm Market

April 19, 2016
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 Woodbury Farm Market,located in the picturesque town of Woodbury Connecticut, has been a family owned business for almost 60 years. We strive to set ourselves apart from other garden centers by stocking only the healthiest, most beautiful hanging baskets and mixed containers.Our garden center offers a wide variety and unique selection of high-quality plants and […]

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Feed the soil, not the plants!

March 22, 2016
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By Sue Lavallee As the weather warms and my thoughts turn to starting up the vegetable gardens again, I know that the garden task that’s always on the top of my list needs to be done soon. Topdressing the garden beds with compost! This crucial step replaces the much-needed organic matter that is depleted every […]

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Organically Approved Handcrafted Compost Blends

January 10, 2012
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With the recent proliferation of high cost, handcrafted, organically approved soils in the urban gardening market, gardening consumers are more aware of what ingredients combine to make a healthy environment for plants to thrive. Coast of Maine has been making handcrafted compost blends since 1996 using marine residuals, like lobster shells, that are rich in […]

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The Skinny on Shellfish Allergies and Lobster Compost

April 13, 2011
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We get several calls a year at www.coastofmaine.com from gardeners who are concerned about exposing themselves, or their loved ones, to possible shellfish allergens. People who are allergic to shellfish are actually reacting to a muscle protein, called a tropomyosin, in the shrimp, crab or lobster. It’s not the shells that cause allergies. According to […]

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