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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
Study: Maine codfish bigger
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2009.
By Rich Hewitt – Cod that are spawned in Maine waters tend to stay there, and they grow larger but more slowly than their counterparts in other regions. That was one of the findings of a six-year study designed to track the movements of Atlantic cod in the Gulf of Maine and beyond.
Now is the time to prepare nests for native bees
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2009.
By Reeser Manley – I can count on one hand the number of honeybees that we saw in Marjorie’s garden last year, while native bee species, mason bees and various bumblebees, were abundant. In June the catnip stems were in motion from dawn to dusk as bumblebees danced among the flowers. At first light we would find bumblebees sleeping on sunflower heads where they spent the chilly night dusted with golden pollen.
Probable carcinogens found in infant care products
The Washington Post - 3/13/2009.
By Lyndsey Layton – More than half the baby shampoo, lotion and other infant care products analyzed by a health advocacy group were found to contain trace amounts of two chemicals that are believed to cause cancer, the organization said yesterday.
Is that juicy peach poisonous? EWG dishes out their updated dirty dozen list
Treehugger - 3/13/2009.
By Naturally Savvy – The Dirty Dozen is back. No, we're not talking about the movie – it's the recently released, fifth edition of The Environmental Working Group's (EWG) list of the 12 conventionally grown fruits and veggies with the highest levels of pesticide residue.
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