Archives for organic farming

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 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

Common Ground Radio 5/6/11

Producers/Hosts: Cheryl Wixson, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

Topic: Public Policy

How does the public (consumer) participate in the process? What can citizens do to protect themselves from toxics? What is the civics process of bills in the legislature?

Guests:
Andy O’Brien, State Representative, District 44; Jim Gerritson, Wood Prairie Farm, Bridgewater; Heather Spaulding, Associate Director, MOFGA

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