Archives for Common Ground Radio

Common Ground Radio 3/7/14

Host: Cheryl Wixson
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Home beer brewing

Key Discussion Points:
a) how to begin, materials
b) growing your own hops and other things
c) bottling and testing!

Dennis Fisher, author & farmer
Joe Fisher, author & farmer
Mia Strong, Strong Brewery

Common Ground Radio 10/4/13

Host: Cheryl Wixson
Engineer: Joel Mann

Program Topic: Backyard Orchards

Key Discussion Points:
a) preparing the soil
b) varieties and types of fruit
c) pests & diseases

A) C.J. Walke MOFGA
B) Phil Norris Clayfield farm orchardist

Common Ground Radio 9/6/13

Host: Melissa White Pillsbury
Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Celebrating Local AND Organic Farms, Foods and Products in Maine

Key Discussion Points:
a) variety and availability of Maine organic foods
b) local farms and food businesses growing and developing
c) challenges associated with committing to buying/using/eating Maine organic foods

A) Philip McFarland, Cheryl Wixson’s Kitchen
B) Jim Ahearne, Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA

Common Ground Radio 6/7/13

Host: Dave Colson
Engineer: Amy Browne

Issue: Homesteading

Program Topic: Homesteading

Key Discussion Points:
a) History of homesteading
b) Training
c) tools and techniques

A) Anu Dudley, Local (WALDO County) Homesteader and Farm and Homestead Day Volunteer
B) Joe Dupree, Local (WALDO County) Homesteader and Farm and Homestead Day Volunteer

Common Ground Radio 5/3/13

Producers/Hosts: Chery Wixson, MOFGA
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Spring Gardening Chores

Key Discussion Points:
a) when to plant
b) composting
c)turning the soil

Diane Schiveria MOFGA
Jean English MOFGA
Beedy Parker, Camden home gardener

Common Ground Radio 3/1/13

Producers/Hosts: Melissa White Pillsbury, MOFGA
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

Program Topic: Ecological Gardening

Key Discussion Points:
a) ecological gardening principles
b) using natives in the garden and landscape
c) conservation of natural resources

Guests by name and affiliation:
A) Peter Beckford, Rebel Hill Farm
B) Bill Errickson, Singing Nettle Farm and Conscious Elements Permaculture

Common Ground Radio 2/4/13

Producers/Hosts: Cheryl Wixson, MOFGA

Program Topic: Sustainable Agriculture in Central America

Key Discussion Points:
a) What is happening in this area to support sustainable agriculture
b) Why is this important in this region
c) How does this fit into the overall food systems

A) Karen & Paul Volkausen US El Salvador sister cities
B) Florence Reed Sustainable Harvest International
C ) Jan Morrill International allies against metallic mining in El Salvador

Common Ground Radio 1/4/13

Producers/Hosts: MOFGA staff

A tribute to Russell Libby