Tag Archives: gardening

Fathers, ghosts, weed, and other gateways to gardening

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My wife and I started getting the garden up and running last weekend and we will finish up this Saturday or Sunday. I started working the plot a while back, expanded it, built a new raised bed, fertilized and tilled over the past handful of weeks. A good friend of mine is going to help […]

Was the Back-to-the-Land “movement” a failure or a success?

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Portland-based author Joseph Conway wrote Get Back Stay Back, a book about the evolution of the back-to-the-land movement and its relationship with Maine. He tells the stories of 13 families based here in the state. Through his multi-generational conversations, particularly his exchanges with the children of the movement who are now running farms themselves, he […]