|Maple Sunday to go on in central Maine even if sap doesn’t|
CentralMaine.com - 3/17/2015. By Craig Crosby - It may be Maine’s sweetest Sunday of the year, even if the syrup isn’t flowing. More than 100 sugar houses across the state will open their doors to the public Sunday as part of the 32nd Annual Maine Maple Sunday.
|Maine is the first state to pay tribute to soils during the International Year of Soils|
No-Till Vegetables - 3/12/2015. By Natalie Lounsbury - The Maine legislature is the first in the nation to pay tribute to soils during the historic United Nations International Year of Soils. The soil beneath our feet is often overlooked, but the adoption of the Joint Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Soils to Maine’s Future Prosperity (HP-584), sheds light on all the ways soils impact our lives.
|Society Notebook: Source Awards honor leaders in sustainability|
Portland Press Herald - 3/12/2015. By Amy Paradysz - The inaugural Source Awards night at Pineland Farms was a time of celebrating the seven award recipients – ranging from individuals to corporations – and the larger community interested in the quality of our food, the sustainability of our land, and the ecological education of the next generation. The award recipients were chosen from a field of nearly 200 candidates by a committee of six judges.
|On the farm, coping with winter, waiting for spring|
Keep Me Current - 3/10/2015. By Larry Grard - Ben Jensen, who grew up on his family’s beef cattle and hay farm in western Montana, is right in his element as the livestock manager at Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport. Jensen answered questions regarding his job at Wolfe’s Neck Farm, and the challenges of this snowy winter, for the Tri-Town Weekly.