Stanley quoted in Pine Tree Watch feature on veteran gardener 

Liz Stanley, community education assistant with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, was quoted in a Pine Tree Watch article on veteran gardener Sharon Turner. Turner teaches three adult education classes and is a resource for midcoast residents who seek to create more wildlife-friendly landscapes, according to the article. Turner’s classes take students into the field, visiting each others’ properties and then having a final get-together at her farm, the article states. Stanley, who coordinates the Master Gardener Volunteer Program for UMaine Extension in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties, said that even for experienced gardeners, the visit to Turner’s place can be transformative. “There’s so much to see: Planting and growing techniques, different methods of weed management, types of season extension, pathways connecting ‘rooms’ of different production gardens, and songbirds to watch and hear,” Stanley said. “On one spring visit, our group couldn’t even converse through the continuous birdsong. And of course there’s always a plant you’ve never seen and must have.”