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  • MidCoast Currents 7/20/12

    Host: John Zavodny & Sara Trunzo
    Engineer: Amy Browne

    Issue: The Kneading Conference and Grains in Maine
    *Why is bread so important to civilization…and Mainers?
    *What are the opportunities and challenges of growing bread grains in New England?
    *How can the re-integration of grains into the regional economy add vitality to Maine?
    Guests:
    1. Amber Lambke is a co-founder of the annual Kneading Conference in Skowhegan, the director
    of the Maine Grain Alliance, and an entrepreneur behind the innovative transformation of a
    historic former county jailhouse into a food hub in rural Skowhegan, Maine.
    2. Harold “Dusty” Dowse is a U Maine Orono professor. Dusty researches the genetic and
    molecular analysis of cardiac pacemakers; biology of cellular oscillators; mathematical
    analysis and modeling of biological systems… he is also an avid sourdough baker and bread
    experimenter. Dusty is the Director of the Artisan Bread Fair.
    3. Dr. Ellen Mallory is the Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture and an Extension
    Sustainable Agriculture Specialist in the University of Maine system. Ellen is the lead on a four
    year study of bread wheat production in Maine.

    For More Information:
    kneadingconference.com/
    sites.google.com/site/localbreadwheatproject/
    somersetgristmill.blogspot.com/

    Call In Program: YES

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    Published on July 20, 2012 · Filed under: Mid-Coast Currents; Tagged as: , ,
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