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Children’s garden part of reading program | Lewiston Sun Journal

HANOVER — The summer reading program at the Gardner Roberts Memorial Library has a whole different twist.

Along with reading and doing crafts, the 20 or so youngsters who are taking part have planted and are caring for a community garden.

Each Wednesday an average of six or seven children visit the garden on land owned by Scott and Carol Gould at Howard Pond and Mill Hill roads. It’s just a short walk from the historic library.

“It’s the perfect activity for kids,” said Michele Richardson of Milton Township. “They garden, have a snack, do a craft, then take out a book.”

Click for the rest of the story by Eileen M. Adams in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Aroostook farmers welcoming the weather | Bangor Daily News

Aroostook farmers welcoming the weather – Bangor Daily News

[Potato farming is big in Aroostook County, the county where I grew up. I even picked potatoes one fall break from school — it was cold, wet, muddy, back-breaking work. The local school district generally let kids out for a week or so at harvest time so farmers could have enough hands to pick their crop. Mechanical harvesters pretty much take care of that now, I suspect. — KM]