Weekend Voices 5/23/09

Executive Producer/Host: Amy Browne
Contributors: Matt Murphy, Meredith DeFrancesco

A show in honor of everyone engaged in the truly grassroots, revolutionary act of growing food for themselves and their community, here in Maine and elsewhere.

Segment 1: Eliot Coleman, from the Four Season Farm in Harborside, speaking at the 2009 HOPE festival, sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center of Eastern Maine, in April 2009. Coleman is the author of several books and articles including The New Organic Grower , Four Season Harvest and the Winter Harvest Manual. His speech was recorded by Matt Murphy. FMI: www.fourseasonfarm.com

Segment 2: Meredith DeFrancesco talks with Florence Reed and Nana Mensah of Sustainable Harvest International, based in Surry, Maine. SHI provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring tropical forests. Florence Reed is the founder and President of Sustainable Harvest International, and Nana Mensah is the Country Director for SHI in Belize. They spoke with Meredith DeFrancesco here at WERU earlier this spring. FMI: www.sustainableharvest.org