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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
Brooks rail restoration on track
Bangor Daily News - 2/5/2009.
BROOKS, Maine — The former Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad tracks will be carrying excursion trains and bicycles this summer if everything goes according to plan.
Agriculture chief in ‘33 can set example for Obama pick
Kennebec Journal - 2/5/2009.
Barack Obama's selection as secretary of Agriculture, former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack, has some big shoes to fill. The last Iowan to serve as head of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Henry Wallace, was by far the greatest secretary of Agriculture in our nation's history.
Growing organic potatoes
OrganicToBe - 2/4/2009.
If you’ve ever dug up some organic potatoes you’d planted a few weeks before, cleaned them in the kitchen, roasted, fried, or mashed them, and eaten them on the spot, you know how superior they are in flavor compared to store-bought.
California farms, vineyards in peril from warming, US energy secretary warns
Los Angeles Times - 2/4/2009.
California's farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act to slow the advance of global warming, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday.
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