|How yoga teacher Elizabeth Burd became an accidental Christmas tree farmer|
Portland Press Herald - 12/25/2016. By Mary Pols - Elizabeth “Birdie” Burd and her partner run Celebration Tree Farm and Yoga in West Durham. After the paddleboarding and yoga craze broke out, we thought society had reached its peak of namaste mania. Then this place popped up on our Facebook feed and we had to call, if only just to find out how those two things intersect. We learned a few new things, including the fact that Burd, though she’s a “country girl” who grew up in Winthrop and Readfield, never planned to be a Christmas tree farmer. (Yoga she didn’t stumble into.)
|Organic farmers, consumers and businesses receive best Christmas gift ever|
The Ecologist - 12/23/2016. The Soil Association - Organic producers, businesses and people who choose organic produce have received their best Christmas present yet courtesy of scientists working for the European Parliament, which has just published a major study into the benefits of organic food and farming. The report concludes that eating organic food has a variety of benefits for human health, ranging from better early development to reduced risk of disease and more potentially beneficial nutrients.
|‘Make This Place Feed Me’|
Bangor Daily News - 12/23/2016. By Erin Rhoda and Matthew Stone - A simple change could give Maine’s hungry, rural people more food.