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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
1033 acres of Bradford farmland saved for new generation of farming
Bangor Daily News - 12/3/2011.
By Nick McCrea – Bradford: After 47 years running a farming and dairy operation in town, Adrian Pray was ready to retire. But first, he had to find a new owner for some of his 2,300 acres of farmland spread across Bradford, Hudson and Charleston. He didn’t want to see the fields broken into parcels for homes, trailer parks or businesses, he said, but wanted pieces of Maine’s farming industries to continue to thrive on his land.
Tips on planning your first vegetable garden
Bangor Daily News - 12/3/2011.
By Reeser Manley – For gardeners throughout Maine, the long wait begins. Garden tools lean against the basement wall as seed catalogs pile up on the writing table. Thoughts turn to the year ahead and, for some, to starting their first vegetable garden.
Panel of scientists back dismal cod assessment
Portland Press Herald - 12/2/2011.
Boston – Scientists have backed a dismal health assessment of Gulf of Maine cod that could have a devastating impact on the local fishing industry. A peer review panel at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Science Center in Woods Hole upheld an initial finding that even if all fishing on Gulf of Maine cod ended, the species was overfished and can't rebuild by a 2014 federal deadline.
Artisanal wheat on the rise
Smithsonian Magazine - 12/1/2011.
By Jerry Adler – Under the warm August sun, the wiry, lushly bearded farmer moves at a slow walk through the field, swinging his scythe in a steady rhythm, the tawny stalks of wheat falling to one side in neat rows.
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