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

Common Ground Radio 3/2/18

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

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Beginning Farmer Resource Network (BFRN)

a) History of BFRN
b) Availability of service providers and organizations
c) Examples of on-farm implementation of resources

Guests:
Tori Jackson, U-Maine Cooperative Extension
Tom Kielbasa, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Randy Canarr, Souder Station Farm, Winterport, ME

Common Ground Radio 12/1/17

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

Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Keynote Address, 2017 MOFGA Farmer-to-Farmer Conference

-Description of Three Springs Farm
-Process of commenting on USDA/NOSB issues and agendas
-Contemporary challenges to traditional organic farming movement

Speakers:
Jim Gerritsen, Wood Prairie Family Farm, Bridgewater, ME (introduction)
Emily Oakley, Three Springs Farm, Oaks, Oklahoma (keynote address)

Common Ground Radio 10/6/17

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

History of Organic Farming in U.S.

-History of organic farming in U.S.
-Early days of organic certification and current federal regulations
-Contemporary challenges to the historic view of organic farming

Guests:
Jim Gerritsen, Wood Prairie Family Farm, Bridgewater, ME
Eric Sideman, Organic Crop Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME
Diane Schivera, Organic Livestock Specialist, MOFGA, Unity, ME

Common Ground Radio 8/4/17

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

Beekeeping and Honey Production

-History of beekeeping
-Honeybee hive management
-Honey production and processing

Guests:
Peter Cowin, “The Bee Whisperer”, Hampden, ME
Dr. Kourtney Collum, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME