Hargest interviewed for Press Herald article on saving money while gardening

The Portland Press Herald interviewed Pamela Hargest, a horticulture professional with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for an article on ways to save money while growing a home garden. The article provides innovative ways to enhance a home garden while keeping costs low, suggesting using repurposed objects in place of expensive products designed for a specific purpose. Hargest said she met a man in Portland during a gardening event who used leftover wood from various sources to create a step garden. “Any leftover wood can work. You would want to be careful about using treated wood, but it doesn’t have to be fancy,” said Hargest. The resulting garden was a “beautiful and peaceful place” in addition to providing food, according to Hargest, who recommends following his example and reducing, re-using and recycling to enhance a garden while saving money.