Here’s why you need to wash your recyclables

June 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Sam Schipani

Photo by Sam Schipani If you are a good steward of the Earth and conscious of your waste stream, you probably make an effort to recycle. And that’s good news for the Earth, which could use more people recycling: though about 75 percent of American waste is recyclable, only about…

How to find homeschool groups in your area

Seeking homeschool groups to supplement your children's learning at home? Here's where to look and what to consider to find…

June 14, 2019 11:41 am

How to grow and care for cherry trees

Interested in planting fruit trees? Growing your own fruit can be so rewarding — both because of the beauty and…

June 13, 2019 4:24 pm

Best crops to grow to make money

Photo by Troy R. Bennett Growing your own food is rewarding, but if you have been successfully gardening for several…

June 13, 2019 2:01 pm

What are microgreens and why should you eat them?

Arugula microgreens. | Photo by Pamela Hargest With delicate stems and tiny leaves, microgreens are often found sprinkled on salads…

June 12, 2019 4:25 pm

How to make your own vegetable broth out of food scraps

Because I do not compost in my apartment, I have started saving my vegetable scraps from cooking in the freezer…

June 12, 2019 12:10 pm

6 easy upcycling projects for a rainy day

When rain puts a halt to outdoor projects and chores, it’s a great time to get creative indoors. Upcycling old…

June 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Thinking of raising goats? Here’s what you need to know before you do

One-day-old Oberhasli goats at Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, Maine. | Photo by Linda Coan O'Kresik Maybe you visited a…

June 11, 2019 1:40 pm

What’s the right size tractor for your homestead?

Both these tractors have Rollover Protection Systems [ROPS]. The larger one is a 90HP with bucket and weighted tires, the…

June 10, 2019 2:09 pm

What is permaculture?

Apple tree blossoms at the Terrell House in Orono. | Photo by Linda Coan O'Kresik Forget sustainability. For those who…

June 7, 2019 12:32 pm

Why you should put nooch on everything you eat

Nutritional yeast, or nooch, is a pantry staple among vegans. | Photo by Natalie Williams Mention nutritional yeast to the…

June 6, 2019 2:47 pm

Inside the classical method of homeschooling

Photo by Nichole Beaudry The classical method is one of the more well-known types of homeschooling. It’s the stereotype people…

June 6, 2019 9:00 am