Common Ground Radio 6/7/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

-Homesteading philosophy
-Food preservation
-Livestock on the homestead

Guests:
Rose Whitehead, Homesteader, Waldo, ME
Sy Schotz, Homesteader, Belfast, ME

Common Ground Radio 4/5/18

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Spring Gardens, Spring Soil

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Key Discussion Points:
a) Spring soil preparation
b) Cover cropping for spring
c) Soil tillage or no-till practices

Guest: Caleb Goossen, Organic Crops and Conservation Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME

Common Ground Radio 2/1/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Herbalism and Herbal Traditions

Key Discussion Points:
-Philosophy and practice of herbalism
-Herbal medicine
-Common plants and uses

Guests:
Kathryn Langelier, Herbal Revolution Farm and Apothecary, Union, ME
Lauren Pignatello, Milk and Honey of Swallowtail Farm, Portland, ME
Jillian Twisla, Hyllantree, Hope, ME

Common Ground Radio 1/4/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Keynote Address – MOFGA Farmer to Farmer Conference 2018

Key Discussion Points:
a) Keynote address recorded on November 5, 2018, Point Lookout, Northport, ME
b) Development and evolution of Pleasant Valley Farm over 30 years
c) Farming with the extended family

Guests:
Paul Arnold, Pleasant Valley Farm, Argyle, NY
Sandy Arnold, Pleasant Valley Farm, Argyle, NY

Common Ground Radio 12/7/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Hemp Production for Maine

-Discussion of relevant terminology
-Medicinal uses of cannabis and hemp
-Material science applications of hemp

Guest: Alexander Liebster, Prospect, ME

Common Ground Radio 8/3/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: John Greenman

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: The Good Life Center

Key Discussion Points:
History of Helen and Scott Nearing
Creation of the Good Life Center
Educational programming on the Nearing legacy

Guests:
Warren Berkowitz – Farm Manager – Good Life Center, Blue Hill, ME
Masanobu Ikemiya – Homesteader – Peace Farm, Bar Harbor, ME

Common Ground Radio 7/6/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: John Greenman

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Maine AgrAbility Program

Key Discussion Points:
a) Farming with disabilities
b) Improving on farm efficiencies
c) Resources for accessing programs and funding

Guests:
Richard Brzozowski – Project Director, Maine AgrAbility and UMaine Cooperative Extension Food System Program Administrator, Orono, ME
Lani Carlson – Project Coordinator, Maine AgrAbility, Farmington, ME
Shea Rolnick – Knotty Goat Soapery, Winterport, ME

Common Ground Radio 6/1/18

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne

Homesteading in Maine

-Practices in homesteading
-Food preservation (canning, freezing, drying)
-Educational resources for self-sufficiency

Guests:
Fran Doonan and Dave Mussey, Winter Past Gardens, Stockton Springs, ME
Karina Shorten, Sweet Haven Farm, Union, ME