Archives for Common Ground Radio

Common Ground Radio 12/2/16

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine
Program Topic: Farmland Access

Key Discussion Points:
a) Resources available for land tenure
b) Transitioning farmland
c) Agricultural easements

Guests:
Erica Buswell, Vice President of Programs, Maine Farmland Trust
Jo Barrett, Maine Field Agent, Land for Good
Richard Lee, Tender Soles Farm, Richmond, ME

Common Ground Radio 11/4/16

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Certified Clean Cannabis

Key Discussion Points:
MOFGA Certified Clean Cannabis (MC3) trial
Creation of standards
Future goals of trial program

Guests:
John Krueger, MOFGA Board member, Northport, ME
Dawson Julia, East Coast CBDs, Unity, ME (www.eastcoastcbds.com)
Erica Haywood, Love grown Caregiver Services, Farmington, ME (www.facebook.com/lovegrowncaregivers)

Common Ground Radio 10/7/16

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine
Program Topic: Maine Food Strategy

Key Discussion Points:
a) Maine Food Strategy framework
b) Maine food policy
c) Maine fisheries

Guests:
Tanya Swain, Project Director, Maine Food Strategy
Erica Emery, Rustic Roots Farm
Briana Warner, Economic Development Director, Island Institute

Common Ground Radio 7/1/16

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine
Program Topic: Pasture Management and Grazing

Key Discussion Points:
a) Fundamentals of pasture management
b) Grazing habits of various livestock
c) Soil fertility management

Guests:
Diane Schivera, Organic Livestock Specialist, MOFGA
Rick Kersbergen, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Sustainable Dairy and Forage Systems

Common Ground Radio 5/6/16

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Homesteading in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) Philosophy behind homesteading
b) Building skills in resiliency
c) Building sustainable communities

Guests:
Jason Tessier, Tessiers Farm, Skowhegan, ME
Elizabeth Siegal, Heritage Home Farm, Appleton, ME
Kathy Gaskin, homesteader, Morrill, ME

Common Ground Radio 4/1/16

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Soil Management in Organic Farming Systems

Key Discussion Points:
a) Basics of soil structure and composition
b) Chemical and biological characteristics of soil
c) Building and maintaining soil fertility

Guests:
Eric Sideman, MOFGA
Bruce Hoskins, Maine Soil Testing Service
Nicolas Lindholm, Hackmatack Farm and Blue Hill Berry Co., Penobscot, ME
Paul Volckhausen, Happy Town Farm, Orland, ME

Common Ground Radio 3/4/16

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

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Farm to Institution

Key Discussion Points:
a) Farm to institution movement in New England
b) Institutional success stories
c) Challenges of getting more local food into institutions

Guests:
Riley Neugebauer, Farm to Institution New England
Simca Horwitz, Massachusetts Farm to School

Common Ground Radio 12/4/15

Producer/Host: C.J. Walke

Issue: Organic Food and Farming in Maine

Program Topic: Keynote Address, 2015 Farmer-to-Farmer Conference, recorded 11/8/15 at Point Lookout, Northport, Maine

Key Discussion Points:
History of Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
Changes in organic farming over past 40 years

Guests:
Jack Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT
Ann Lazor, Butterworks Farm, Westfield, VT