Common Ground Radio 6/10/21: Homesteading in Maine

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: 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 4/8/21: Organic Gardening Basics

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Organic Gardening Basics

-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 3/11/21: Drawing Strength from the Pandemic

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Power to the People: Drawing Strength from the Pandemic

-Common Ground Country Fair, Keynote Address, Sept 26, 2020
-Home gardening and self sufficiency
-Building community during crisis

Guests:
Barbara Damrosch, Four Season Farm, Harborside, ME
Chrissy Fowler, Moderator, Belfast, ME
Bonnie Rukin, Moderator, Slow Money Maine

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 2/11/21: Native plants in our landscape

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

-Cultivating native plants for healthy ecosystems
-Methods to encourage the growth of native plants
-Methods to control invasive plant species

Guests:
Cathy Rees, Native Gardens of Blue Hill, Blue Hill, ME
Avy Claire, Native Gardens of Blue Hill, Blue Hill, ME
Julie Beckford, Rebel Hill Farm, Liberty, ME
Molly DellaRoman, 5 Star Nursery and Orchard, Brooklin, 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 1/14/21: Campaign to Stop GE Trees – American Chestnut

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

-History of the American Chestnut tree in our eastern forests
-Genetic engineering of American Chestnut trees
-Social and economic impacts of genetically engineered trees

Guests:
Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project
Lois Melican, Massachusetts State Park System (retired)
Denis Melican, Massachusetts State Park System (retired)

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 12/10/20: Keynote Address – Common Ground Country Fair – 2020

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

Keynote address given on September 27, 2020
-Indigenous peoples food culture
-New green revolution

Guests:
Winona LaDuke, White Earth Nation, Minnesota
Sarah Alexander, Executive Director, MOFGA, Unity, Maine
Beth Schiller, Dandelion Spring Farm, Bowdoinham, Maine

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 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.