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2018 Fall Office Hours
Mon- Thu: 8:30 am - 4:30pm (mostly)
Fri: 9:00am - 2:00pm

* We try hard to be in the office between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Mon-Thu, but please call ahead to be sure!

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Rockport, ME 04856


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    Environmental Book Club - Sign up for Fall!


    This spring Rebecca Jacobs, Knox-Lincoln SWCD, and Julie Sells, Appleton Library, hosted an environmental book club featuring publications that offered different perspectives on invasive and native plants and how the choices we make in our daily lives affect ecological systems.The meet-ups were held at Deer Foot Farm Cafe in Appleton and the group read and discussed Beyond the War on Invasive Species by Tao Orion and Bringing Nature Home by Doug Tallamy.

    If you would like to receive notification of the Fall Book Club, please send your request to cathrine@knox-lincoln.org or call 596-2040.

    Spring 2018 Books:

      Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A permaculture approach to ecosystem restoration by Tao Orion

    Orion holds a degree in agroecology and sustainable agriculture from UC Santa Cruz and teaches permaculture design at Oregon State University &  Aprovecho, a 40-acre nonprofit sustainable-living educational organization.


    Bringing Nature Home: How you can sustain wildlife with native plants by Doug Tallamy

    This book became an instant classic on its original release in 2007. Tallamy is professor and chair of the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware, where he conducts research on how the interactions between insects and plants determine the diversity of animal communities.



    A limited number of copies are available for loan: Call the Conservation District at 596-2040 or the Appleton Library at 785-5656.