Common Ground Radio 11/12/20: Keynote Address – MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference – 2020

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

a) Keynote address given on November 2, 2020
b) Climate resilient farming
c) Climate change impacts on farms and food systems

Speaker: Laura Legnick, Cultivating Resilience, LLC, Asheville, NC

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.

Common Ground Radio 10/8/20: Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

Keynote Address – Common Ground Country Fair – 2020 given on September 25, 2020
Farming While Black: African Diasporic Wisdom for Farming and Food Justice
Uprooting racism and ceding sovereignty in the food system

Speaker: Leah Penniman, Soulfire Farm, Grafton, NY

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.

Common Ground Radio 9/10/20: COVID-19 Impacts on Maine Agricultural Fairs

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

-Structure of Maine Agricultural Fairs
-Decision making process in response to COVID-19
-Impacts on Maine agricultural sector and fair season

Guests:
Sarah Alexander, MOFGA, Unity, ME
B) Missy Jordan, Maine Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Augusta, ME
C) Barry Norris, Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs, Augusta, ME
D) Sandra Savage, Union Fair representative, Union, ME

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.

Common Ground Radio 8/13/20: Keynote Address – Farmer to Farmer Conference – 2012

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

Program Topic: Keynote Address – Farmer to Farmer Conference – 2012

-History of MOFGA and organic farming in Maine
-Growth of organic farming sector in Maine
-Organic farming as we move into the future

Speaker: Russell Libby, MOFGA, Unity, ME (in 2012)

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.

Common Ground Radio 6/11/20: Homesteading in Maine

-Growing your own food
-Homesteading in urban areas
-Homestead community building

Guests:
Karen Marysdaughter, Bangor, ME
Rhonda Welcome, Lubec, ME

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.

Common Ground Radio 5/14/20: Organic Gardening Basics

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

-Soil management and fertility
-Site selection and plant selection
-Cover crops and green manures

Guests:
Caragh Fitzgerald, Associate Extension Professor in Agriculture, Maine Cooperative Extension
Caleb Goossen, Organic Crops and Conservation Specialist, MOFGA

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.

Common Ground Radio 4/9/20: Coronavirus and Maine Farms

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

Impacts of coronavirus on Maine farms
Changes to farm markets and customer interactions
Adjustments to farm operations moving forward

Guests:
Stacy Brenner, Broadturn Farm, Scarborough, ME
Abby Sadauckas, Apple Creek Farm, Bowdoinham, ME
Jake Galle, Apple Creek Farm, Bowdoinham, ME
Christa Bahner, Bahner Farm, Belmont, ME

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.

Common Ground Radio 3/12/20 Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Native Plants in the Landscape

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Joel Mann

-Definition of “native plants” and clarification of confusing terms
-Benefits to wildlife and pollinators
-Habitat restoration and conservation

Guests:
Heather McCargo, Wild Seed Project, Portland, ME
Cathy Rees, Native Gardens of Blue Hill, Blue Hill, ME
Astrid Bowlby, Honey Petal Plants, Brooks, ME

About the host:
C.J. Walke, host of Common Ground Radio, has been involved in Maine agriculture for over 20 years and has worked in numerous capacities for the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) starting in 2006. Since 2012, C.J. has worked as farm manager for College of the Atlantic’s Peggy Rockefeller Farms in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he works with students to grow organic fruits, vegetables and livestock products. He holds degrees in park management/environment education and library science. Common Ground Radio debuted in June of 2010 and C.J. has been the show’s host since 2014.