Food

Five Fun Meals Using Seasonal, Winter Veggies

Five Fun Meals Using Seasonal, Winter Veggies

Written by: Larissa Holland   "In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." – William Blake   Let’s face it… no matter how adaptable you are, the winter months test us all. The shorter days paired with extended periods of darkness, the absurdly...

Register for “When You Find My Body”

This book discussion will be centered around D. Dauphnee's novel, "When You Find My Body." Participants will meet at the Thankful Room at WHRL's office building, 87 Main Street, Milbridge, ME 04658. We plan on having these discussions in person; however, everyone must...

Register for “Finding Freedom”

This book discussion will be centered around Erin French's novel, Finding Freedom: A Chef's Story. Participants will meet at the Thankful Room at WHRL's office building, 87 Main Street, Milbridge, ME 04658. We plan on having these discussions in person; however,...

A Review of 2021… in photos!

A Review of 2021… in photos!

A lot happened in 2021! With your support, Incredible Edible Milbridge grew in leaps and bounds. We grew approximately 8000 lbs. of vegetables, flowers, and fruit -- all free to the public. More than 50 participants attended five garden workshops. Through our...

Why Monthly Giving

Why Monthly Giving

by Chris Kuhni Years ago, I got a call from a well-known charity asking me to donate. It was especially well-known to me. They had paid for a large chunk of my nurse practitioner education. This was a cold-call; the caller had no idea about my connection. When she...

The Astonishing New Chapter at the Thankful House

The Astonishing New Chapter at the Thankful House

Here at WHRL, we are counting our blessings. In August, an anonymous philanthropist visited us for a tour of Milbridge Commons and our new 87 Main Street office. In September, they contacted us and set up a call to discuss our most pressing needs. Less than two weeks...

Final Report for the 2021 IEM Season

Final Report for the 2021 IEM Season

Incredible Edible Milbridge Report – November 2021 With chilly nights and many cool days, the 2021 garden season is coming to a close! Milbridge Commons was the site of the last big volunteer push of the season. Gardeners Janis Lesbines and Gail Moorhouse led twenty...

Incredible Edible Milbridge – September

Incredible Edible Milbridge – September

The growing season is winding down at the Incredible Edible Gardens at the Red Barn Motel and at the Milbridge Commons. Daytime temperatures often top out in the upper sixties. Night-time temperatures have dipped into the forties. A fall chill is in the air. With the...

Incredible Edible Milbridge Report – August

Incredible Edible Milbridge Report – August

Throughout August, the lush Incredible Edible Gardens at the Red Barn Motel and at the Milbridge Commons continued producing an amazing variety of vegetables to feed our community-- tomatoes, cucumbers, swiss chard, kale, lettuce, ground cherries, summer squash, herbs...

July – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

July – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

We are in the height of the summer! So many vegetables and herbs are ready for harvest at the IEM Gardens at the Red Barn Motel and at Milbridge Commons. If you don't find the vegetable of your choice at one garden, you may well find it at the other one. If you don't...

June – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

June – Incredible Edible Milbridge Update

While May seemed colder than usual, June brought with it the heat! We closed the month with several days in the low nineties and not quite enough rain. Still the IEM Gardens at the Red Barn Motel and the Milbridge Commons are thriving and bountiful. All sorts of...

Incredible Edible Milbridge Update for May

Incredible Edible Milbridge Update for May

May was cold and dry, but we were happy to see rain finally falling at the end of the month! Cold weather has meant that we have held off planting many seedlings that like the warmer weather or that could be killed by a frost. June is bringing us temperatures in the...

April Incredible Edible Milbridge Report

April Incredible Edible Milbridge Report

There are signs of spring everywhere! The grass is green, maples and daffodils are in bloom, and garlic shoots have pushed through their straw blanket. Incredible Edible is emerging from our winter hibernation as well. Once again, the community can look forward to a...

April Gardening Calendar

April Gardening Calendar

April showers bring May flowers. That's what they say, and sure enough, spring rains are important for our gardens. If you didn't get to start seeds in March, then April is the time to begin, and no, you're not behind! My motto with seed starting is "Always better...

Growing to Learn

Growing to Learn

This last year has been tough for every human both young and old. As winter comes to a close, and we hope life moves closer to normal once again, planning a garden experience for you and your children might be the perfect pandemic remedy. You’ve probably heard that...

It’s March, and It’s Seed Starting Time!

It’s March, and It’s Seed Starting Time!

It's best to start seeds that need lots of time to get going, like parsley, celery, onions, and leeks; or seeds that love the cold weather, like broccoli, kale, cabbage, cauliflower and lettuce. Vegetables that love the hot weather can wait a little to be started. You...

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

It's March! And it's mud season. The temperatures are warming, the sun is stronger, and spring officially starts this month. The first harvest of the year is maple sap! In Late February or early March, when the night temperatures are below freezing, and the day time...

All about those Microgreens!

All about those Microgreens!

Winter in Downeast Maine can be cold, grey, and usually, not a time to be sowing seeds; however, you can still have a winter garden experience with microgreens. They are seeds of many commonly grown plants that are harvested as soon as they develop their first real...