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Rani and Jack Howe

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Rani and Jack Howe of Skyscraper Hill Farm in Brooks. This MOFGA certified organic farm raises Christmas trees, sold from the farm and through the Marsh River Co-op and the Belfast Co-op. Rani also cultivates beautiful herb gardens, which will be on the Belfast Garden Club Tour next summer. You can contact the Howes at jack.howe@gmail.com.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Bio warfare scientists help solve mystery of dying bees
The Independent - 10/8/2010.
By Steve Connor – The cause of the mysterious decline of the honey bee in the United States – and elsewhere in the world – may have been found in the form of a "double whammy" infection with both a virus and a fungus.
Growing together: food and community
The New York Times - 10/8/2010.
By Christine Muhlke – When I began writing about American farmers and food artisans for this magazine’s Field Report column two years ago, I set out to learn the story behind the people whose ingredients were driving chefs to create great dishes. Little did I know it would become a column about communities – of producers, of customers, of eaters and enthusiasts.
Portland schools may buy building for food service site
Portland Press Herald - 10/6/2010.
By Kelley Bouchard – Portland: Superintendent Jim Morse will ask the School Committee tonight for permission to negotiate the possible purchase of a building to replace the district's aging central food service facility.
Fish experiment pits human health against profits
Portland Press Herald - 10/6/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – A small (and some would say naïve) part of me remains hopeful that the Food and Drug Administration will bar AquaBounty’s genetically engineered Atlantic salmon from entering our food supply and environment, but my rational side is steeling myself against a seemingly inevitable approval.
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