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  • 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

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  • 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

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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

    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

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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

    Guests:
    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?

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

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