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Ben Perrin

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ben Perrin of the MOFGA certified organic Burke Hill Farm in Cherryfield. Ben grows lowbush blueberries and garlic. He sells at the Common Ground Country Fair, farmers' cooperatives, farmers' markets, to several wholesale and retail accounts, and from the farm. You can contact Ben at BurkeHillFarm@gmail.com.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
A valuable land resource
Bangor Daily News - 1/3/2009.
Editorial – Many older landowners find it difficult to convince their children to take over the year-round commitment of running a farm. A resource in Maine is making that transition easier by providing a wealth of information to landowners. The Resources First Foundation has links to land trusts, lawyers and estate planners.
2009 gardening resolution: grow heirloom seeds
Bangor Daily News - 1/3/2009.
By Reeser Manley – Seed catalogs arrive in the mail and I start to plan next year’s vegetable garden, an annual ritual as entrenched as those of any holiday. This winter I have a new focus, a resolution to grow heirloom vegetable varieties in Marjorie’s garden. It started with Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, A Year of Food Life.”
Incredible edible food revolution is happening
Treehugger - 1/2/2009.
What happens when two women in a small town realise that vegetables could be planted in the flowerbeds of the local parks and along the edges of the town's cemetery. A revolution, of a planting kind, is born.
‘Invisible’ colours irresistible to bees
The Independent - 1/2/2009.
Bees live in a paintbox world in which flowers take on different colours that are invisible to the human eye. Flower petals use the property, known as iridescence, to attract pollinators, scientists have discovered. Iridescence is not due to a pigment but depends on surface structure, meaning tones change according to the angle the object is looked at.
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November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

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