Archives for Common Ground Radio

Common Ground Radio 11/6/15

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Maine Heritage Apples

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of Maine heritage apples
b) Efforts to cultivate and conserve heritage apple varieties
c) Basics of fruit exploration

Guests:
John Bunker, Fedco Trees
Todd-Little Siebold, College of the Atlantic

Common Ground Radio 9/4/15

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Solar Energy on Maine Farms

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of renewable energy production on farms
b) Production of solar energy
c) Cultural considerations

Guests:
Bill Behrens, ReVision Energy, Liberty, ME
Anna Demeo, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
Steven Katona, MDI Clean Energy Partners, Bar Harbor, ME

Common Ground Radio 8/7/15

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne (assisted by Annabelle and Stella Walke)

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Growing Rice in the Northeast

Key Discussion Points:
a) Cultivation methods and techniques
b) Fertility requirements and management
c) Processing and storage

Guests:
Laura Hill, Integrated Biological Science Program, University of Vermont
Ben Rooney, Wild Folk Farm, Benton, ME

Common Ground Radio 6/5/15

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke
Engineer: Amy Browne (assisted by Annabelle and Stella Walke)

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Pasture Management and Grazing

Key Discussion Points:
a) Pasture management in Maine
b) Grazing practices for ruminants
c) Forage production

Guests:
Rick Kersbergen, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Orono, ME
Diane Schivera, Organic Livestock Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME

Common Ground Radio 5/1/15

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Soils and Spring Garden Prep

Key Discussion Points:
a) Basics of soil structure and composition
b) Chemical and biological characteristics of soils
c) Building and maintaining soil fertility

Guests:
Eric Sideman, Organic Crop Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME
Bruce Hoskins, Maine Soil Testing Service, U-Maine, Orono, ME

Common Ground Radio 3/6/15

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Biodynamic Farming

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of biodynamics
b) Philosophy of biodynamics
c) Biodynamic practices and techniques

Guests:
Deb Soule, Avena Botanicals, Rockport, ME
Tom Griffin, Hope’s Edge Farm, Hope, ME

Common Ground Radio 2/6/15

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of CSA movement
b) Structure of community supported agriculture
c) Examples of CSA farms and programs

Guests:
Glenon Friedman, Bar Harbor Community Farm, Bar Harbor, ME
Mike Bahner, Bahner Farm, Belmont, ME

Common Ground Radio 1/2/15

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Gleaning and Food Recovery

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of gleaning
b) Grocery store inventory management
c) Organic Recyclers, Healthy Acadia

Guests:
Chris Brown, Organic Recyclers, Brown Family Farm
Tina Keagley, Healthy Acadia volunteer