Common Ground Radio 1/14/21: Campaign to Stop GE Trees – American Chestnut

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke, MOFGA

-History of the American Chestnut tree in our eastern forests
-Genetic engineering of American Chestnut trees
-Social and economic impacts of genetically engineered trees

Anne Petermann, Executive Director, Global Justice Ecology Project
Lois Melican, Massachusetts State Park System (retired)
Denis Melican, Massachusetts State Park System (retired)

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.