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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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