Common Ground Radio 1/9/20: Real Organic Project

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

-Creation of the Real Organic Project
-History of organic farming certification programs
-Current issues within the USDA National Organic Program

Guests:
Dave Chapman, Executive Director, Real Organic Project, Long Wind Farm, East Thetford, VT
Eliot Coleman, Advisory Board, Real Organic Project, Four Season Farm, Harborside, ME
Chris Grigsby, Director, MOFGA Certification Services, Unity, 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.