|Frost hits Maine’s berry and apple crops|
Bangor Daily News - 5/12/2010.By Sharon Kiley Mack – Machias: It’s a “nervous time” over at Albert Tate's third-generation strawberry farm in Corinth. Pockets of frost hit much of Maine on Monday night, and another frost was predicted for Tuesday night. With many berry bushes and fruit trees blooming two to three weeks earlier than usual this spring, a dangerous frost could easily wipe out a harvest.
|Orono approves zoning for chickens|
Bangor Daily News - 5/12/2010.By Jessica Bloch – It was egg-cellent news for certain residents. The Town Council voted Monday night to amend town ordinances to allow people who live in areas zoned for medium density residential uses to keep and raise up to six domesticated chickens, a move the council has said is in line with a public interest in locally grown food.
|Book explores gardening from artists’ eyes|
Bangor Daily News - 5/12/2010.By Ardeana Hamlin – “The Inspired Garden: 24 Artists Share Their Vision” is the writerly creation of authors Judy Paolini of Long Island, off Portland, and Nance Trueworthy of South Portland. In their book, they give readers a look at 20 private gardens belonging to artists, and write about the relationship between the artists and their gardens. Ten of those gardens are in Maine.
|World governments fail to halt biodiversity loss|
Reuters - 5/10/2010.By Janet Lawrence – London: World governments have failed to meet a 2010 target to halt biodiversity loss and action must be taken to preserve the species and ecosystems upon which human life depends, a United Nations report said on Monday.