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Raise a glass to “Ruby Juice”

May 30, 2020 – By Cheryl Wixson, The Ellsworth American – Our slow, cool spring produced a bumper crop of rhubarb for many folks. Although usually eaten as a “fruit,” rhubarb is a vegetable, botanically speaking.


Pervasive shifts in forest dynamics in a changing world

May 29, 2020 – By Nate G. McDowell et al., Science – The authors show that shifts in forest dynamics are already occurring, and the emerging pattern is that global forests are tending toward younger stands with faster turnover as old-growth forest with stable dynamics are dwindling.



What is a “Native” Plant in a Changing World?

May 27, 2020 – By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, Macska Moksha – The term “native plant” has become a common one, and many people probably assume that the definition is clear cut. However, like many other seemingly simple designations, that’s not the case.


Five Reasons to Garden (That Aren't About Food Security)

May 27, 2020 – By Kara Stiff, Low-Carbon Life – As coronavirus blooms, freaked-out people are planting gardens all over the world and I completely understand why. Having access to good nutrition even if there isn’t much at the grocery store (or if I suddenly can’t afford what’s at the store) is definitely a primary reason why I plant a garden.


Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

May 27, 2020 – By Tatiana Schlossberg, The New York Times – Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.


PI Farmers’ Market opens early with enthusiastic community turnout

May 27, 2020 – By Melissa Lizotte, The County – The annual opening of the Presque Isle Farmers’ Market was especially poignant for many vendors and attendees as the event coincided with the gradual lifting of pandemic-related business restrictions in the state.