May 2017

It may be a cliche, but we really are celebrating the May flowers this month! From the Home & Garden Flower Show to tips on pollinator-friendly planting for your garden, from great deals on Spring garden supplies to planting the seeds of wellness--and so much more--this month's e-news is chock-full of spring. Enjoy!

For the love of bees

bees and autumn flowers

Want to help the endangered bee population this summer? One thing you can do is plant pollinator friendly flowers in your garden. Learn all about the bee-friendly possibilities for your yardscape here. Or, you could take it one step further and become a beekeeper yourself! Check out Beekeeping 101 for a primer on how to get started and what you need to know. The bees thank you!
This month's e-coupon
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10% off all "teacher gifts" for any order size or purchase.
Home Garden Flower Show: May Fair

We are excited to be a part of this year's Home Garden Flower Show, May 19, 20 and 21 at Fryeburg Fairgrounds. In its 17th year, the Home Garden Flower Show features over 300 vendors throughout seven buildings and spans over 5 acres of outdoor space. Energy efficiency is an important part of the show, along with a "Meet the Chefs" cooking series; "Celebrate Art" demonstrations; a Craft Beer, Wine & Cheese Pavilion; the Garden Marketplace; and the Farmer's Market. There's something for everyone, and for you, a special 2-for-1 deal!

Save on gardening, spring cleaning and more!

For many, Spring is the time for cleaning, home improvement and preparing our yards and gardens for summer. Want to shop local, buy nontoxic and sustainable products for your home, AND save a buck? Remember to bring your SunriseGuide as you supply yourself for your home projects this Spring. Great deals await, including. . .
Rather go out and play and hire someone else to do the hard work for you? Green Clean Maine has got you covered for interior work, with 10% off cleaning service or a FREE deep-clean of your oven or fridge; while Grain arborist services can take care of any tree work for 15% off. 

You'll find all this and so much more in your 2017 SunriseGuide--see all the coupon offers here. Enjoy your Spring, and thanks for taking us along for the ride!

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No Child Wet Behind

The SunriseGuide is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual  "No Child Wet Behind" Diaper Drive and 5k   with Family Fun Run! Presented by the  Maine Doulas , the event brings awareness to the need for diaper donations.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 13th from 9am-noon at Payson Park in Portland.  Click here   for volunteer information or to register.
Attention business owners!

The 2017 Green & Healthy Maine visitor's magazine releases next month. This year marks the 6th anniversary of introducing the best of Maine to visitors who don't want to leave their healthy lifestyles at home when they travel. They are looking for places to eat, things to do and unique shopping and lodging experiences while they are here. Do you own or work with a business that may be interested in reaching this large and growing audience of visitors this summer?The deadline is fast approaching. Contact us today to find out how you can be included!
Join the SunriseGuide Eco-hive-mind!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new Facebook group, The SunriseGuide Eco-hive-mind. The hive-mind intends to create a space to generate sweet ideas for living in health and harmony with the earth through collaboration & idea and resource sharing. The SunriseGuide Eco-Hivemind is a community platform for asking questions and sharing information about living a healthier, sustainable, locally-based life in Maine. Wondering how to start a backyard compost or where to find a yoga retreat? Ask! Have ideas for how to save water in your garden or what to do with the stale bread in your kitchen? Share! This is a space for everyone who wants to engage with the SunriseGuide lifestyle.

The SunriseGuide Eco-hive-mind is a "closed" Facebook group, which means you have to either ask to join or can be invited by a member. Please join us today, and then invite your friends to come along!
SunriseGuide Partner News

Congratulations to Allagash Brewing for being honored with a Hospitality & Tourism Excellence Award from Visit Portland (formerly Portland CVB).

Happy one year anniversary to Sisters Gourmet Deli!

Happy 10th anniversary to Henry & Marty Restaurant!

We are sad to say goodbye to The Yard at the Mill. They closed their doors at the end of April.

Summer Health & Wellness Fair

Maine Supporting Maine is hosting a health & wellness Summer expo event, free and open to the public, on Sunday May 21st from 10:30am-3:30pm at Ocean Gateway in Portland. Join them for a fun-filled and educational day of speakers, chair massages, Reiki sessions, acupuncture, yoga, essential oils, skin care, giveaways, and so much more! Enjoy food and beverages from b. good and Urban Farm Fermentory while celebrating every aspect of physical, social, emotional, occupational, and spiritual well-being.

Maine Supporting Maine strives to bring community together to support and strengthen small, home-based, independent, and local businesses in Maine.
Sustainable Living Events
This list is just a sampling of the many events happening around Maine. Please visit the Local Events section of our website for even more events. 

5/4, 12-2pm, Augusta State House, Augusta

5/8, 5-7:30pm, Morris Farm, Wiscasset
5/9, 5:30-8pm , Location TBA, Portland

5/13, 9am-12pm, Payson Park, Portland

5/13, 11am-3pm, Fork Food Lab, Portland

5/14, 10am-5pm, The Children's Museum & Theater of Maine, Portland

5/16 12-1pm, Merryspring Nature Center, Camden

5/19, all day , everywhere!
5/19-5/21, 10am-5pm, Fryeburg Fairgrounds, Fryeburg

5/20, 9am-1pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport

5/20, 10:300am-1:00pm, Maine Audubon at Gilsland Farm, Freeport

5/20-5/2110 am-6pm, Milk & Honey of Swallowtail Farm, Portland

5/21, 10:30am-3:30pm, Ocean Gateway, Portland

5/21, 8:45am-5pm, UMaine 4H Camp & Learning Center, Bryant Pond

5/22,30-9pm, Space Gallery, Portland

5/25, 6-8pm, Frontier Cafe & Cinema, Brunswick

For a complete list of events, please visit the Local Events section on our website.
Save the date
Mark your calendars for these upcoming sustainable living events!
6/3,  10am-3pm, Wolfe's Neck Farm, Freeport

6/22 , 8am-5pm, Thompson's Point, Portland

Have an event we can help you promote? Please email us the info.