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Gina Hancock of
Hancock Family Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Gina Hancock of MOFGA-certified organic Hancock Family Farm in Casco, Maine. The Hancocks (Gina, Geof and their two daughters) grow vegetables, vegetable seedlings, cut flowers and herbs, which they sell through their own farm stand, at the Bridgton and Kennebunk farmers’ markets and through their community supported agriculture program. "We believe that building and tending quality soil will translate into healthy, nutritious vegetables; that livestock deserves respectful handling and the opportunity to live out their lives on pasture; and that great farming doesn't happen without community," say the Hancocks. Learn more about Hancock Family Farm on their website and on their Facebook page.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Organic agriculture for biodiversity and pest control
Institute for Science in Society - 7/5/2010.
By Dr. Mae-Wan Ho – Scientists find organic fields have more even distribution of natural enemy species, thereby providing significantly better pest control than conventional fields and promoting plant growth.
Overweight kids: shape of the future
Maine Sunday Telegram - 7/4/2010.
By John Richardson – Maine employers are already coping with rising costs related to overweight and obese workers. But they are in for a lot more if youth obesity rates stay as high as they are now, according to new research by the University of New England.
Fertile imagining
Maine Sunday Telegram - 7/4/2010.
By Ray Routhier – Boothbay: It's easy to see that the folks at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens had fun putting together the new 2-acre children's garden, scheduled to open to the public on Thursday. There's a pond with three bridges leading to two islands with blueberry bushes, which visitors are allowed to pick. Nestled among the bushes is a bronze bear cub from the classic Maine children's book "Blueberries for Sal" by Robert McCloskey, created by Boston sculptor Nancy Schon.
A surprising new way to produce health, local meat
Alternet - 7/1/2010.
By Vanessa Barrington – A funny thing happened on the way to the local food movement. Just as small segments of the population have taken up the local foods cheer, family farms and the infrastructure that supports them continue to dwindle daily. Even as we’ve begun to realize what our addiction to convenience in the form of processed, packaged foods and cheap meat is costing us, we are in danger of losing even more sources of real food.
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