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Outdoor Safety

Outdoor Safety

Outdoor Safety by Hazel Stark If we don’t feel like the outdoors is a safe place, we’re not going to spend much time there. This is a simple concept, but one that is worth unpacking as being able to spend time in nature is a necessity. So let’s consider some of the...

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News Center Maine visits Incredible Edible Milbridge

News Center Maine visits Incredible Edible Milbridge

Hannah Yechivi of News Center Maine made an impromptu visit to the Incredible Edible Milbridge gardens this week. Clarification from Susan: IEM produces approximately 4,000 pounds of veggies a year in approximately 25,000 square feet of garden space!...

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Making “Scents” in the Outdoors: Hygiene Tips

Making “Scents” in the Outdoors: Hygiene Tips

Making Scents in the Outdoors: Hygiene Tips By Hazel Stark When we spend extended time outdoors, we get stinky, especially if we’re doing high intensity activities like backpacking. Getting clean outdoors not only keeps us more comfortable and helps us sleep better,...

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July Report for Incredible Edible Milbridge

July Report for Incredible Edible Milbridge

It's was a very dry July. As the month closed, the heat built as well! But THANKS to several members of the Pleasant River Garden Club, the Incredible Edible Gardens at the Milbridge Commons are thriving. Volunteer garden club members have organized a watering...

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Meeting your Needs Where There are No Toilets

Meeting your Needs Where There are No Toilets

Meeting your Needs Where There are No Toilets! written by Hazel Stark I’ve had several living situations where I did not have running water. Those scenarios, combined with my love for multi-day backcountry adventure, has given me lots of experience with meeting my...

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Hello Sunshine!

Hello Sunshine!

Hello Sunshine! Five Myths About That Golden Summer Tan Myth #1.  “Getting a base tan protects skin from damage.”  TRUTH: There is no evidence that a “base tan” provides any protection from burns or general skin damage. The best way to prevent sunburn is to use a...

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June Report for Incredible Edible Milbridge

June Report for Incredible Edible Milbridge

In these uncertain times, we are especially grateful for the bounty from nature. The Incredible Edible Milbridge (IEM) gardens are thriving like never before! Please read on for a monthly update on everything Incredible Edible. Gardening fever has hit Downeast! This...

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Welcome to The OWL Nest: Spending Time Outdoors as a Female

Welcome to The OWL Nest: Spending Time Outdoors as a Female

Welcome to the Outdoor Women Lead blog: The OWL Nest! This blog will complement the videos that teach outdoor and naturalist skills as part of the OWL series. OWL is a collaborative project between Women for Healthy Rural Living (WHRL) and Maine Outdoor School, L3C...

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How to Make a Toad House

How to Make a Toad House

Gardening for wildlife is a great way to encourage biodiversity! There are thousands of ways to encourage birds, bees, toads, butterflies, salamanders and more to visit your garden. Having toads in the garden is VERY beneficial. A toad will not eat your garden plants...

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