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Originally published in Compass, April 11, 2013
Deer Isle Hostel continues summer tradition

Throughout the fifth summer of operating the only hostel on the coast of Maine, the Deer Isle Hostel will host a number of different lectures, workshops and social events, according to a press release.

Among other things, the owners will demonstrate splitting granite, show their gardens, have live music and a dinner event with local farmers being the cooks. The educational program is intended to share the everyday life practices that are used at the Homestead year-round—sustainable, sensible techniques for a self reliant and rich life. The local community is welcome, and encouraged to participate. For more information, visit or call 348-2308.

On April 17, the hostel will present The gardens at Deer Isle Hostel, a slide show and talk by Anneli Carter–Sundqvist about the organic vegetable gardens she established from scratch and maintains using local resources to grow a year-round supply of food. Hosted by the Evergreen Garden Club, the event starts at 4 p.m. at the Deer Isle Town Hall. Light refreshments will be served.