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OWL: Whooooo’s in for an Exciting Future?

OWL: Whooooo’s in for an Exciting Future?

OWL: Whoooooo's In for an Exciting Future? By Hazel Stark, Co-Founder of Maine Outdoor School, L3C, and Zabet NeuCollins, Assistant Director of Women for Healthy Rural Living When we first started planning the Outdoor Women Lead (OWL) program series during the fall of...

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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,...

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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....

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How Do We Heal From 2020?

How Do We Heal From 2020?

Much has been made of putting 2020 behind us. Wouldn’t we all like to toss our 2020 calendars into a massive heap and light it on fire? There is no doubt about it; it has been a challenging, painful, frightening year-- unlike anything we have ever endured. So is 2021...

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A Year in Review (In Photos!)

A Year in Review (In Photos!)

We officially changed our name to "Women for Healthy Rural Living" in March!       We relocated to a beautiful, historical building in downtown Milbridge. We're now at 87 Main St., right across from the Milbridge Commons.        ...

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Five Ways to Bring Joy to Christmas 2020

Five Ways to Bring Joy to Christmas 2020

1. Comfort and Joy Skip the velvet and reach for the flannel.  You can do your online bidding at WHRL’s CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL while wearing your coziest jammies.2. Deck the Halls It’s time to decorate.  Need ideas?  Check out WHRLs’ CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL for...

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Review what you Grew!

Review what you Grew!

While it’s still fresh in your mind, grab a piece of paper and talk together about what grew well, not so well, pay special attention to what you’d like to try next year - and make a list. This list will come in very handy next spring when you are deciding which seeds...

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How to Grow Garlic Greens and Bulbs

How to Grow Garlic Greens and Bulbs

Adapted with permission from University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Hancock County, photos by Pammy Dyer Stewart Did you know that garlic is one of the healthiest foods out there? It also helps repel vampires -- AND it tastes great on bread. Why wouldn’t you...

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October Incredible Edible Milbridge Report

October Incredible Edible Milbridge Report

We are sad that the 2020 season is winding to a close; however, it is not without an impact! Between the Incredible Edible Gardens at the Red Barn Motel and the Milbridge Commons, an estimated 7,000 lbs of vegetables went out to our community this year. We hope this...

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Fun Facts about Garlic

Fun Facts about Garlic

During WWII garlic was given to wounded soldiers. It was known as 'Russian Penicillin'. The heaviest head (bulb) of garlic was 2 lbs 10 oz. It was grown by Robert Kirkpatrick of Eureka, CA USA in 1985! Talking about records... The Guinness world record for the most...

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