Common Ground Radio 3/12/20 Organic Food and Farming in Maine: Native Plants in the Landscape

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

-Definition of “native plants” and clarification of confusing terms
-Benefits to wildlife and pollinators
-Habitat restoration and conservation

Heather McCargo, Wild Seed Project, Portland, ME
Cathy Rees, Native Gardens of Blue Hill, Blue Hill, ME
Astrid Bowlby, Honey Petal Plants, Brooks, 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.