Common Ground Radio 5/9/24: Organic Gardening Q&A

Host: Holli Cederholm
Clare Boland

Common Ground Radio is an hour-long discussion of local food and organic agriculture with people here in the state of Maine and beyond.

This month:
This episode of Common Ground Radio is an organic gardening Q&A with MOFGA’s crop specialist, Caleb Goossen. Listeners from around Maine submitted their questions in advance of the show. From soil testing and selecting potting soil for container growing to starting seedlings indoors and out, Goossen covers a wide range of topics related to organic gardening.

List of subjects:
– Organic gardening
– Soil testing
– Soil for container gardening
– Seed starting and planting dates
– Plastic reduction strategies in the garden
– Pest management
– Garlic planting

Caleb Goossen, MOFGA’s crop and conservation specialist

MOFGA’s Seed Planting Calendar —
Starting Garden Seeds Indoors —
Spring Gardening Resources —
Certified organic seedling map —
MOFGA’s Gardener Newsletter —
MOFGA’s Pest Report and Fact Sheets —

About the hosts:
Holli Cederholm has been involved in organic agriculture since 2005 when she first apprenticed on a small farm. She has worked on organic farms in Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, Scotland and Italy and, in 2010, founded a small farm focused on celebrating open-pollinated and heirloom vegetables. As the former manager of a national nonprofit dedicated to organic seed growers, she authored a peer-reviewed handbook on GMO avoidance strategies for seed growers. Holli has also been a steward at Forest Farm, the iconic homestead of “The Good Life” authors Helen and Scott Nearing; a host of “The Farm Report” on Heritage Radio Network; and a lo0ng-time contributor for The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, which she now edits in her role as content creator and editor at MOFGA.