|Unity College boosts food production with new greenhouses|
Kennebec Journal - 9/25/2015. By Rachel Ohm - The donation of 13 acres and greenhouse space, formerly a commercial business called Half Moon Gardens, has taken on a new life as a farm and research center at the college over the last two years.
|Cultivating blueberries: A better blueprint|
The Ellsworth American - 9/25/2015. By Jody Spear - According to a recent report from MaineSalmonRivers.org, transitioning to organic production of blueberries makes sense for economic as well as ecological reasons. The report, titled "Inheritance of Blue," points out that only 1 percent of Maine's total blueberry acreage is now managed organically. Because 80 percent of commercial growers operate on less than 50 acres – a scale most appropriate for local, organic farms – there is a prime opportunity for niche marketing to be seized.
|Goat design chosen to represent Common Ground Country Fair|
Bangor Daily News - 9/24/2015. By Kathleen Pierce - A praying mantis on a pumpkin patch. A rooster letting it rip. A team of draft bulls dressed to impress. Each year a new design is chosen to represent the Common Ground Country Fair. And like a concert T-shirt, the original artwork is a coveted keepsake emblazoned on posters, shirts and even onesies. They sell out fast.