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Down East Magazine, April 2017

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Garden Party

A group of green-thumbed friends gathers among lush vegetable beds for a laid-back meal at Elizabeth and Marty Lakeman’s cozy potting shed behind their Phippsburg home. By Sarah Stebbins

Mother Hen

With a popular blog and three books, Lisa Steele is spreading the gospel of backyard chicken-keeping. We pay a visit to her Dixmont hobby farm and meet her garrulous brood. By Virginia M. Wright

A Slice of Culture

The time for Maine cheese is now. Whether you prefer it sharp, funky, hard, soft, or even drenched in herbed olive oil, someone makes it just down the road. By Virginia M. Wright

Reaping What They Sow

As traditional fisheries stare down climate-induced disaster, aquaculture could be Maine’s next great industry. So why aren’t more fishermen seafarming? By Mary Pols


Where in Maine?


The Mail

North by East

Opinions, Advisories, and Musings from the Length and Breadth of Maine

Down East Dispatches

News You May Have Missed

Cabin Fever

Maine Camps Meet Reality TV

At the Helm

A Pioneering Boatyard GM

Talk of Maine

Who’s Leading Today’s Land Conservation Movement?


Living the Maine Life


Martha Stewart’s Skylands


Sorrel Soup


Go-To Planting Resources

Making It in Maine

Lunaform’s Garden Urns


Beetlemania: The Bug Invasion

Room With a View


What to Do in Maine This Month


Coda in Southwest Harbor


Under-the-Radar Maine Journals


Martha’s Favorite Maine Merch


MFiddling with PSO Pops

On the cover: Martha Stewart at her Skylands home. By Pieter Estersohn

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