The Amazon Rain Forest is Burning and This Is the Real Reason Why

We are shown through the world news outlets and social media that the Amazon forest is burning. The vast acreage of the Amazon forest has been burning for a very long time. Yet it took a tweet from...

Salty Sea Air and Sweet, Succulent Lobster

Celebrating the Fourth of July in Boothbay Harbor included lobster and blueberry soda! Our mid-day search for ice cream (which does exist more than a few times in this quaint little seaside resort),...

Choosing an Ear of Corn Without Peeking

Summertime in Maine means lakeside play, ice cream stand visits, and fresh seafood. It also means sweet corn! At Sandy River Farms in Farmington, Maine I picked up my first of the season, dozen ears...

Nourishing the body and soul.

Caregiving is successful when given with love, kindness, and compassion.

The world is a fantastic place. We build community through love, honor, and understanding.

To do something with soul, creativity or love – to put something of yourself into your work.

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Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

Blanketing the World with Denmark’s Hygge

How to survive the rest of winter is today’s question. Mainers know that winter has a way of causing us to be snow schlepping around in fur-lined boots at a time when April showers are elsewhere. In the quest to find something interesting and innovating to take me...

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Conscientious, Optimistic

Lillian Lake is one of the most energetic and enthusiastic people I know. Her irrepressible determination to find and optimize strategies in pursuing any number of worthy issues is an inspiration.  Lil is dependable and conscientious, optimistic and cheerful; she would be great to have on your side in any struggle.

~ Cynthia Hoeh Stancioff 
Local Food Day Fiddlehead Festival Committee Member

Passionate, Involved

Within the first minute of conversation with Lillian Lake, it’s evident that you are speaking with a passionate and involved community member. Lillian works assiduously in both her research of issues and how situations affect the people and environment of her community.  She connects her research in human trafficking and food insecurity between the local and the global, and conveys these connections at speaking events and conferences as a means to educate and advocate for change. Lillian’s sensitivities to the needs of others and her unflagging energies makes a big difference in the lives of many.

~Krisanne Baker

Professor, University of Maine at Farmington