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Growing Medicinal Herbs

March 16, 2017

Have you always wanted to make your own herbal salve? Do you value plantain as a medicinal rather than a lawn weed to be killed with a toxic, polluting herbicide? Read about Wendy Green’s herb gardens and herbal preparations in Joyce White’s article "Growing a Good Life" in the spring issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.


Eliminate Browntail Caterpillars Now

February 16, 2017

Entomologists from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry say now is the time to eradicate browntail caterpillars in trees that are accessible. Browntail caterpillars cause a rash like poison ivy, and they are spreading across more and more of Maine. Contact with caterpillar hairs can cause severe reactions for some individuals.


Grow Schisandra

August 4, 2016

Schisandra berries are delicious; can be made into juices, wines, teas, sweets and tinctures; can be eaten dried or fresh; and are an adaptogen – that is, they have a broad spectrum of uses for health and they may reduce mental and physical stress. The woody schisandra vine is hardy in Maine. Read all about this valuable plant in Roberta Bailey's article “Grow Your Own Schisandra” in the summer 2016 issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.