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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Excessive Fertilizer Use Decreasing Grassland Biodiversity: Scientists Discover Why
Treehugger - 5/1/2009.
Most TreeHugger readers probably a good handle on the concept that large monocropped fields have lesser biodiversity than more mixed cultivation, and that industrial agriculture uses excessive amounts of fertilizer to push crop yields to their maximum, even at the expense of decreasing soil fertility. But now scientists in Switzerland have identified why all that fertilizer use is decreasing biodiversity more broadly.
Back to the farm: a growing trend — Young college graduates commit to family farming
The Times Record - 5/1/2009.
by Rachel Ganong. You might call it an agricultural revolution. Young people, with college and graduate degrees, are turning to the earth to pursue farming as means of achieving a greater good.
Farms Race: The Obama's White House Garden Has Given Fire to an International Movement
Alternet - 5/1/2009.
by Ari LeVaux. The first garden has spurred a race to plant flags on other high-profile plots and lay claim to various other gardening firsts.
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