Archives for Common Ground Radio

Common Ground Radio 10/4/13

Host: Cheryl Wixson
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Backyard Orchards

Key Discussion Points:
a) preparing the soil
b) varieties and types of fruit
c) pests & diseases

Guests:
A) C.J. Walke MOFGA
B) Phil Norris Clayfield farm orchardist

Common Ground Radio 9/6/13

Host: Melissa White Pillsbury
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Celebrating Local AND Organic Farms, Foods and Products in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) variety and availability of Maine organic foods
b) local farms and food businesses growing and developing
c) challenges associated with committing to buying/using/eating Maine organic foods

Guests:
A) Philip McFarland, Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen
B) Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA

Common Ground Radio 6/7/13

Host: Dave Colson
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Homesteading

Program Topic: Homesteading

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of homesteading
b) Training
c) tools and techniques

Guests:
A) Anu Dudley, Local (WALDO County) Homesteader and Farm and Homestead Day Volunteer
B) Joe Dupree, Local (WALDO County) Homesteader and Farm and Homestead Day Volunteer

Common Ground Radio 5/3/13

Producers/Hosts: Chery Wixson, MOFGA
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Spring Gardening Chores

Key Discussion Points:
a) when to plant
b) composting
c)turning the soil

Guests:
Diane Schiveria MOFGA
Jean English MOFGA
Beedy Parker, Camden home gardener

Common Ground Radio 3/1/13

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

Common Ground Radio 2/4/13

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

Guests:
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

Common Ground Radio 1/4/13

Producers/Hosts: MOFGA staff

A tribute to Russell Libby

Common Ground Radio 11/2/12

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

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