Archives for Common Ground Radio

Common Ground Radio 3/4/11

Producers/Hosts: Cheryl Wixson & Russell Libby, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association staff

Topic: Organic. What is the meaning of organic? What is organic certification? Why is it important?

Guests: Mary Yurlina, Director of MOFGA Organic Certification ; Nicolas Lindhom, Hackmatack Farm & Blueberry Hill Berry Company

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Common Ground Radio 2/4/11

Producer/Hosts: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener’s Association (MOFGA) staff, Russell Libby and Cheryl Wixson

Topic: Community Supported Fish

What is “community supported fish”? Why is it important to support this industry? What are other ways to preserve the product?

Guests:
Evie Smith, PERC
Glenn Libby, Port Clyde Fresh Catch

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Common Ground Radio 1/7/11

Producers/Hosts: MOFGA Staff Melissa White Pillsbury, Cheryl Wixson and Russell Libby
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Farmer’s Markets in Maine

How are farmer’s markets addressing transportation issues? What is the role of farmer’s markets in the community? How to improve roads?

Guests:
Tom Roberts, Snakeroot Farm, Pittsfield, Maine snakeroot.net
Mark Guzzi, Peacemeal Farm, Dixmont, Maine, peacemeal@midmaine.com

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Common Ground Radio 11/5/10

Producers/Hosts: Melissa White Pillsbury and Cheryl Wilson, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Topic: Local Food Movement and Local Food Coops

What is a coop model? What roles do coops play in local food? Where do coops source from?

Guests: Chris Grigsby, Belfast Coop; Tony Ortega, Blue Hill Coop

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Common Ground Radio 10/1/10

Common Ground Radio 9/3/10

Producers/Hosts: Melissa White Pillsbury, Russell Libby, Andrew Marshall and Cheryl Wixson of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)

Topic:  Common Ground Country Fair

What are options for getting to the fair?  What special speakers or events are happening at the fair this year?  What volunteer opportunities are there?

Guests:  Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair Director;  Mary Chamberlin, Common Ground Country Fair Volunteer

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Common Ground Radio 8/6/10

Producers/Hosts: Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association (MOFGA) staff: Russell Libby, Melissa White Pillsbury, Andrew Marshall, Cheryl Wixson

Topics:  Organic Gardening/Farming,  Pest Issues Around Tomatoes, Climate Change, Verticillium

Common Ground Radio 7/2/10

Producers/Hosts: Russell Libby, Cheryl Wilson, Melissa White Pillsbury, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardener’s Association

Topic: Food Independence Day!

What is the history of the local food movement in Hancock County and in Maine?  What are the challenges and opportunities for eating more Maine foods year ’round?  What are you going to eat on Food Independence Day?

Guests:  Paul Volckhausen, Owner/farmer, Happytown Farm;  Cary Hansen, co-owner, Cleonice & Table Restaurants

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