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We love hearing from you! Here is some info we wish to pass along, enjoy!
Thinking of growing tomatoes this season? Here may be some inspiration for you! Jess Miller emailed to share a blog post you might like. It’s a detailed, up-to-date 7,000 word guide on 15 health benefits of tomatoes according to science, and includes 8 delicious tomato recipes. Here is the link to the blog post: https://www.jenreviews.com/tomatoes/
Miss VanAllen, a mentor for a group of middle school students who are planning a garden project found some fantastic resources on our website. The kids wanted to suggest and share an additional resource that has some excellent info on earthworms and soil: www.improvenet.com/a/beginners-guide-to-earthworms
Kat Coriell, our own MSGN board member, shared an article from Garden Club Federation of Maine (http://www.mainegardenclubs.org/)
that is well suited for a student project. The Rusty-patched Bumble Bee has been added to the endangered species list, the first time a bumble bee has been given this designation. The bee is also on Maine's list of endangered species as noted by the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas Project which is being run as a partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the University of Maine at Orono and Farmington. The demise of the bee has been linked to the use of farm pesticides, household herbicides, human development, disease and climate change. To see a captivating video on the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, click this link
to the video "A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee" by Clayton Bolt.
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