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  • Producers/Hosts: Melissa White Pillsbury, MOFGA
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Ecological Gardening

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) ecological gardening principles
    b) using natives in the garden and landscape
    c) conservation of natural resources

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Peter Beckford, Rebel Hill Farm
    B) Bill Errickson, Singing Nettle Farm and Conscious Elements Permaculture

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  • Producers/Hosts: Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA

    Program Topic: Sustainable Agriculture in Central America

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) What is happening in this area to support sustainable agriculture
    b) Why is this important in this region
    c) How does this fit into the overall food systems

    A) Karen & Paul Volkausen US El Salvador sister cities
    B) Florence Reed Sustainable Harvest International
    C ) Jan Morrill International allies against metallic mining in El Salvador

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  • Producers/Hosts: MOFGA staff

    A tribute to Russell Libby

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  • Host: Melissa White Pillsbury
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Program Topic: Prepping the Garden for Winter

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) orchard management
    b) preparing perennial beds for winter
    c) indoor container gardening

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Izzy McKay, Half Moon Gardens
    B) CJ Walke, MOFGA

    Call In Program

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  • Hosts: Andrew Marshall & Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA
    Engineer: Joel Mann
    Issue: Food & Farming in Maine
    Program Topic: Growing Garlic

    A) cultivation, site selection
    B) varieties & cooking
    C) pests and diseases

    Tom Vigue KiwiHill FArm
    Eric Sideman Maine Organic FArmers

    Call In Program: yes

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  • Producer/Host: MOFGA – Melissa White Pillsbury

    Topic: Teaching Kids about Food and Farming

    Why is it important to educate youth on farming and agriculture?
    What programs & opportunities exist for Maine youth to learn about food & farming?
    What’s happening on Friday at the Common Ground Fair for kids/school groups?

    Ellie Libby, Educator, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair Director, MOFGA

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  • Host: Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA
    Engineer: Amy Browne
    Issue: Food, Farming & Agriculture in Maine
    Program Topic: Food processing
    *safe processes for home canning
    *low acid canning
    *pressure canning
    Jim Baranski Shalom Orchard & Winery
    Felicia Dumont University of Maine cooperative extension

    Call In Program: Yes

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  • Producer/Host: MOFGA- Melissa White Pillbury
    Studio Engineer: Joel Mann

    Topic: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

    What have we learned since Silent Spring? What impact did Rachel Carson have on the environmentalist movement? What are the urgent environmental issues today?

    Kaiulani Lee, writer, actress, “A Sense of Wonder”
    Heather Spaulding, Deputy Director, MOFGA & Environmental Activist

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