Tag: Green Building

Energy efficient Structures for Agriculture

This energy efficient Quonset-style building in Waldoboro currently houses black soldier fly larvae, which break down organic byproducts. Bins holding organic materials and maggots are on the left; bins on the right hold waste from food processors. Chris Heinig of Acadia Harvest says, “My goal is to see this operation take in waste and have

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Common Ground Center

Illustration by Holland and Foley Building Design. A Real-World Example of Sustainable Building By Sarah Holland and David Foley Holland & Foley Building Design 232 Beech Hill Rd., Northport, Maine 04849 (207) 338-9869 If you have visited the new home of The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association in Unity, you may have seen a

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Fiber and Tesseracts at A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm

Marty Elkin and MaryAnn Haxton’s new Tesseract fiber arts building. Photo courtesy of A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm. By Joyce White   A Wrinkle in Thyme Farm in Sumner, Maine, takes its name from Madeline L’Engle’s book A Wrinkle in Time, which, said co-owner Marty Elkin, was influenced by the emerging knowledge of quantum theory.

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Forrest, 10, Joe, Zephiren, 6, Julia, and Atticus, 3, with Douglas Fur in the foreground and their straw bale house in the background. By Joyce White Beautiful and sturdy, the Gonsalves’ straw bale house fits snugly, organically, into its cleared niche between forest and brook with a sense of permanence and belonging. If the idea

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Farmhouse Earth Oven

MOFGA Journeyperson Kendra Michaud with her earth oven. Photo by Clayton Carter. by Kendra Michaud When the growing season here at MOFGA slowed down last fall, Clayton and I began building a wood-fired oven behind the farmhouse. Our reason was simple … I wanted to make good bread for us and our community. I have

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Country Living at Schoodic Hollow Farm

The Gagne family – Becka, Oceanna, Rowan and Jeff, strive to balance work and play. Photo courtesy of the Gagnes. by Rhonda Tate “Ahh, country living,” laughs Becka Smith Gagne as she prepares lunch for her four-year-old daughter, Oceanna, tells her apprentice Katie where to store onion braids, answers questions on life and the pursuit

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