|Flower show nourishes the winter-weary|
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/22/2009.By Tom Atwell – An event like the Portland Flower Show, which closed a five-day run last Sunday, serves a lot of purposes. I enjoyed an early screening last Sunday of filmmaker Brett Plymale's "Hudson: A Chemical Reaction."
|Is a Food Revolution Now in Season?|
The New York Times - 3/21/2009.By Andrew Martin – As tens of thousands of people recently strolled among booths of the nation’s largest organic and natural foods show here, munching on fair-trade chocolate and sipping organic wine, a few dozen pioneers of the industry sneaked off to an out-of-the-way conference room.
|Farmers wary of requiring animal IDs|
Kennebec Journal - 3/21/2009.By Craig Crosby – Maine farmers are keeping an eye on Washington these days as Congress is reviving efforts for a mandatory national animal identification system.
|Fragrant sweet peas are garden’s gift|
Bangor Daily News - 3/21/2009.By Reeser Manley – In the beginning, nearly a decade ago, sweet peas came as summer gifts from Marjorie’s garden, small vases of nodding, slender-stemmed flowers, bouquets of red, pink, purple and white. I would set them in a sunny window of the room where I worked and enjoy the smell of orange blossoms and honey for days.