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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Biodynamic Farming

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of biodynamics
    b) Philosophy of biodynamics
    c) Biodynamic practices and techniques

    Guests:
    Deb Soule, Avena Botanicals, Rockport, ME
    Tom Griffin, Hope’s Edge Farm, Hope, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of CSA movement
    b) Structure of community supported agriculture
    c) Examples of CSA farms and programs

    Guests:
    Glenon Friedman, Bar Harbor Community Farm, Bar Harbor, ME
    Mike Bahner, Bahner Farm, Belmont, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Gleaning and Food Recovery

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of gleaning
    b) Grocery store inventory management
    c) Organic Recyclers, Healthy Acadia

    Guests:
    Chris Brown, Organic Recyclers, Brown Family Farm
    Tina Keagley, Healthy Acadia volunteer

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: Cheryl Wixson
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Cooperatives (Co-op)

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of cooperative business models
    b) Working examples of cooperative models
    c) Challenges and success

    Guests:
    Allen White, President, Island Employee Cooperative, Deere Isle, ME
    Betsy Garrold, FEDCO
    Jonah Fertig, Cooperative Development Institute

    Political Broadcast: No

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Maine Heritage Apples

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of Maine heritage apples
    b) Efforts to cultivate and conserve heritage apple varieties
    c) Basics of fruit exploration

    Guests:
    A) John Bunker, Fedco Trees
    B) Todd-Little Siebold, College of the Atlantic

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Antibiotic Use in Livestock Production

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) History of antibiotic use (human and animal)
    b) Concerns for human health
    c) Current policy on antibiotic use

    Guests:
    A) Don Hoenig, Extension Veterinarian, University of Maine
    B) Jennifer Obadia, New England Coordinator, Health Care without Harm
    C) Paul Volckhausen, Farmer, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Land Access for Beginning Farmers

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Beginning farmer resources in Maine
    b) Land access challenges
    c) Creative financial strategies

    Guests:
    A) Ted Quaday, Executive Director, MOFGA
    B) Jo Barrett, Maine Field Agent, Land for Good
    C ) Everett Ottinger, Farmer, Nettie Fox Farm

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Permaculture as a Design Process

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Permaculture as a systems approach
    b) Permaculture ethics and activities
    c) Statewide resources and gatherings

    Guests:
    A) Lisa Fernandes, Executive Director, The Resilience Hub
    B) Jesse Watson, Principle Designer, Mid-Coast Permaculture

    No Comments