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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
Maine Event: tapestry of many fibers
Maine Sunday Telegram - 6/5/2010.
The place to be this weekend [June 5-6] for fans of fiber arts – and the animals that produce the raw material – is the 10th annual Maine Fiber Frolic at the Windsor Fairgrounds.
Summer in a bowl: blueberry buttermilk ice cream
Grist - 6/4/2010.
By April McGreger – Ask me about my favorite foods, and I will inevitably list my favorite food experiences – all of which, by no coincidence, are cooked or eaten outside: boiled peanuts, barbecue, fried crappie, roasted oysters, boiled shrimp, watermelon, and homemade ice cream.
Getting the bugs out
Bangor Daily News - 6/4/2010.
Editorial – A new registration system will, for the first time, allow nearby residents easily to ask for notification of when agricultural pesticides will be sprayed in the area. This is a positive step toward better public notification, which, unlike many government initiatives, requires follow-up to see whether the system is working.
Greenwashing corn: industrial ag tries to bolster its tarnished image
Huffington Post - 6/3/2010.
By Donald Carr – Starting this week (June 1) in Washington, DC, the National Corn Growers Association and its affiliated state associations are rolling out a $1 million ad campaign to boost corn's tarnished image. It's targeted at lawmakers in the nation's capital, the people who control corn's fate in terms both of environmental regulation and the lavish and increasingly hard-to-justify federal subsidies for the ubiquitous crop, which have totaled $73.8 billion in taxpayer dollars since 1995.
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