Brent Loy

Creating coastal vegetable varieties

Talent GreenPumpkinPhotographed by Lisa Nugent, UNH Photographic Services Loy's experimental vegetable varieties under development.

Growing vegetables from seed is one of the most rewarding gardening experiences. Not only can you choose from many exciting varieties, but what could be healthier for body and spirit than eating what you know you planted yourself? For best results, it pays to grow vegetables that suit your climate. Enter plant breeder Brent Loy, who develops plants adapted to the needs of regional seed companies and gardeners.

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Standing Tall

Ed Hopkins looks to nature in his work as an arborist

Talent Ed Hopkins
Trees, shrubs and landscapes surround us. Here in New England, lush greens, bold crimsons and barren branches frame picturesque seasonal views. Ask Ed Hopkins, president of Urban Tree Service, A Tree Health Company Inc. of Rochester, New Hampshire about nature, though, and you’ll get a bit of a different perspective. 

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Dover’s Historic Washington Street Mills Comes Alive

Funky Rock Designs Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Buffer It! JoomShareBar A Diverse Gathering of Businesses Under One Roof Written by Crystal Ward KentIn the 1800s, the Washington Street Mills harnessed the power of the Cocheco River in Dover, New Hampshire to make textiles. From the mighty mill machinery flowed a river of cloth that was sold around the world. By the 1900s, however, competition from southern cotton mills slowed northern production. Two disastrous fires and the Great Depression sealed the mills’ fate, and the machinery fell silent. By the 1980s, the buildings...

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