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  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne (assisted by Annabelle and Stella Walke)

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Growing Rice in the Northeast

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Cultivation methods and techniques
    b) Fertility requirements and management
    c) Processing and storage

    Guests:
    Laura Hill, Integrated Biological Science Program, University of Vermont
    Ben Rooney, Wild Folk Farm, Benton, ME

    No Comments
  • Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
    Engineer: Amy Browne (assisted by Annabelle and Stella Walke)

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Pasture Management and Grazing

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Pasture management in Maine
    b) Grazing practices for ruminants
    c) Forage production

    Guests:
    Rick Kersbergen, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono, ME
    Diane Schivera, Organic Livestock Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME

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

    Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

    Program Topic: Soils and Spring Garden Prep

    Key Discussion Points:
    a) Basics of soil structure and composition
    b) Chemical and biological characteristics of soils
    c) Building and maintaining soil fertility

    Guests:
    Eric Sideman, Organic Crop Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME
    Bruce Hoskins, Maine Soil Testing Service, U-Maine, Orono, ME

    No Comments
  • 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