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Aquaponic Tonic Is Here!

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Posted on 05/09/2016 at 10:50 amViewed 1,178 times

A School of Roots Update Aquaponic Tonic is an all natural liquid fertilizer.  It's easy to use, safe, and has no chemicals.  It grows healthy, happy plants.  Aquaponic Tonic is a product developed by the School of Roots students at Herring Gut Learning Center in Port Clyde.  It's been tested, proven, and works great to grow plants greener and...

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables Visits Herring Gut

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Posted on 03/22/2016 at 04:04 pmViewed 1,364 times

Middle school students in Herring Gut Learning Center’s seaweed aquaculture program were recently treated to a visit from Jean Guyette of Maine Coast Sea Vegetables (MCSV), which offers sustainably harvested and certified organic seaweed products. Jean provided an overview of the history of the company, which began in 1971 by Shep Erhart and...

Herring Gut is Now Accepting Applications for Summer Teen Work Experience Program

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Posted on 03/09/2016 at 11:46 amViewed 1,238 times

Herring Gut is now accepting applications for the First Work Experience program, a summer job experience for local teens. Teens will learn to be responsible employees while earning money at the Herring Gut campus in Port Clyde. Eligible teens must be between the ages of 13-15. Throughout the summer, teens will work in the gardens planting,...

Aquaculture Workshop for Teachers a Success

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Posted on 02/29/2016 at 11:47 amViewed 1,214 times

On Feb. 21 ten coastal Maine teachers were given the opportunity to attend a full day workshop on incorporating aquaculture education into their classroom. The workshop was jointly developed by Hurricane Island Foundation, the Island Institute, and Herring Gut Learning Center, and with generous funding from the Maine EPSCoR program. Teachers...

Dulse and Rugosa Visits Herring Gut

Carly and students in the seaweed aquaculture program show off their bath scrubs

Posted on 02/05/2016 at 09:04 amViewed 1,480 times

Middle school students in Herring Gut Learning Center’s seaweed aquaculture program were treated to a visit from Carly Weinberg of Dulse and Rugosa, a Maine-based company specializing in creating bath and beauty products from botanicals and seaweeds. Toting boxes of different oils, botanicals, seaweeds, soaps, and scrubs, Carly talked about...

Congratulations to 2015-2016 School of Roots Officers!

President Caleb and Vice President Hunter

Posted on 02/02/2016 at 11:05 amViewed 1,214 times

School of Roots is a business for kids who come to Herring Gut in the RSU #13 Middle Level Alternative Education program. The business grows and sells lettuce and other produce to the community. All the lettuce is aquaponically grown, meaning we grow all of our plants in nutrient-rich fish water. We raise tilapia and the water from the tilapia...

2nd Annual Maine Aquaculture Summit

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Posted on 01/08/2016 at 09:39 amViewed 1,257 times

Herring Gut staff recently attended the 2nd Annual Maine Aquaculture R&D and Education Summit at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Maine. The Summit, organized by the University of Maine’s EPSCoR program , the Aquaculture Research Institute , and the Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center , brought together over 200 individuals interested in...

Flatbread Fundraiser December 29

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Posted on 12/16/2015 at 10:51 amViewed 1,110 times

Join us on December 29th at Flatbread Co. in Rockport, Maine from 5-9pm for a Herring Gut fundraising night! Flatbread Co. at 399 Commercial St. in Rockport will donate $3.50 for every large pizza and $1.50 for every small pizza sold to benefit Herring Gut Learning Center's marine science and aquaculture education programs.  Come join us from...

Holiday at Herring Gut December 10

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Posted on 11/24/2015 at 08:50 amViewed 1,349 times

Herring Gut Learning Center invites the community to a Holiday Potluck & Open House on Thursday, December 10 from 5-7 p.m. on the Center's campus at 59 Factory Road in Port Clyde.   Please bring a dish to share for our annual holiday party.   This year’s event will feature live music and a special celebration of our volunteers. It is a...

Hunger in Knox County Film and Discussion December 8

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Posted on 11/19/2015 at 09:53 amViewed 1,295 times

On Tuesday, December 8, Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO) Food Pantry, Herring Gut Learning Center, and the Jackson Memorial Library are co-sponsoring a film and discussion about hunger in Knox County. The event will be held at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor from 6-8 pm and will include screenings of the powerful documentary “A...

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