Fiddleheads: Maine’s Premier Magical Springtime Delicacy

Fiddlehead season is upon us!   But first, we had to get through tax season. And now with crocus finally daring to breathe above the earth’s surface to herald the promise of spring, I’m finally able...

Old Savannah Food Traditions Reawakened and a Shiny New Penny

As I write, I am vacationing in the warmer climate of two of America’s great Southern states, North Carolina and Georgia. My husband and I have discovered that taking a vacation in March to where we...

The Charm and Whimsy of Demitasse Spoons

Some of the best things in life really do come in small sizes. I was reminded of this when my friend Theresa posted a photo of the utensils left for her use at her temporary home in Australia. She...

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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We Feel Because We Are Alive

We Feel Because We Are Alive

Welcome to #31daysofselfcare2018   This morning the words "como se siente" came into my head. I had barely opened my eyes to greet the day. A good time indeed to get my attention before my head clutters with other news of the day. What is curious about this phrase is...

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The Hand that Milks the Cow

The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...

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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