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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
Growing Maize Disaster
ETC Group - 12/13/2012.
Mexico remains on high alert following the attempts of Monsanto and other agribusiness multinationals to win the government’s approval to plant 2.5 million hectares of transgenic maize in Mexico, the center of origin and diversity of maize.
How the Food Movement Is Gaining Strength
Alternet - 12/13/2012.
By Ocean Robbins – More and more people are realizing that our food chain is in crisis. Agribusiness has made profits more important than your health – more important than the environment – and more important than your right to know how your food is produced.
Russell Libby's Death Is Felt In Lincoln County
The Lincoln County News - 12/12/2012.
By Shlomit Auciello – When the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association announced the death of Russell Libby at the age of 56, farmers and local foods advocates throughout Maine felt the loss.
Frozen local: How about it?
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy - 12/12/2012.
By JoAnne Berkenkamp – As I look at the snow outside my window, I have to admit it: The summer’s bounty of sweet corn and tomatoes is long gone, but the demand for local food keeps chugging along – particularly among K-12 schools that are eager to keep their Farm to School program going even after the snow flies.
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