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Emily Bosley Awarded 2022 Elaine Hill Nursing Scholarship

Emily Bosley Awarded 2022 Elaine Hill Nursing Scholarship

We are excited to announce Emily Bosley as the 2022 recipient of a $2500 Elaine Hill Memorial Nursing Scholarship. Emily is currently enrolled at the University of Maine Augusta, where she just completed her second semester with a 4.0 GPA. In high school, Emily...

Building a Magical Place to Quiet the Heart

Building a Magical Place to Quiet the Heart

By Francie Shepherd It’s ALMOST spring! I’m so excited, even if it still looks winter-worn here in Milbridge. I see green though, so I know those blooms are coming. How did you weather the winter? I spent it doing a little bit of planning and a lot of shopping! I’ve...

5 Garden Focused Art Projects

5 Garden Focused Art Projects

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose, I would always greet it in a garden.” – Ruth Stout We once again find ourselves in the light of a spring tease. This time of year is plagued by mistrust in Mother Nature. Can it be? Is this random, 55 degree day really a...

Downeast Family Garden Project

Register here for seeds! Our seed collections have a great variety of seeds in them, including bush beans, beets, carrots, chard, cucumber, lettuce, peas, pepper, pumpkin, radish, spinach, tomato, zucchini, edible flowers and herbs. We've prepared all the packets in...

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...

Planning Ahead

Planning Ahead

Written By Francie Shepherd It’s winter. That means icicles, frosty windshields, and frozen ground. Do you find yourself dreaming about the upcoming growing season? Thinking nostalgically about worms, pollinators, and next season’s pickles? Me too. I love the quiet...

When Tragedy Strikes Downeast

When Tragedy Strikes Downeast

Christina's greenhouse nowChristina's greenhouse before the fireA few days ago, Christina Ganz lost her greenhouse in a devasting fire. That greenhouse isn’t just her livelihood, it’s her life. Many of you know Christina as the “Posie Lady” the always-smiling woman...

The Face of the Elaine Hill Memorial Scholarship: Lanie Brenton

The Face of the Elaine Hill Memorial Scholarship: Lanie Brenton

Returning to further her education and being part of the first nursing cohort at Beal College in Bangor, Lanie Brenton considered herself a “non-traditional” scholarship awardee. She was already raising her family when she decided to expand her career horizons. Lanie...

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,...

Encourage Feathered Friends

Encourage Feathered Friends

Winter is a great time to encourage feathered friends to the garden! One easy way to do this is to install bird feeders around your garden and property. Looking for some simple bird feeder ideas? Why not a pine cone feeder? If you know where there are some pine trees,...

Winter Gardening Tasks

Winter Gardening Tasks

Winter Gardening Tasks   Grow a bulb in a pot inside-- like an amaryllis or white narcissus--it brings color into the winter months! Grow bean sprouts to get some good vitamins in the winter. You can sprout alfalfa seeds, mung beans, wheat berries, and lentils....

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...

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