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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
How a Nutrient Economy Can Save Our Farmers, Our Health and Our Environment
Forbes - 2/27/2013.
By Logan Yonavjak - Changing the agricultural paradigm will require new approaches. Ashoka Changemakers recently launched a new initiative that represents their evolution in thinking about how the industrial agricultural system should be evolving - democratically, and with a focus on nutrition and wellness, as opposed to maximized production.
Study: Over 100 Million Americans Drinking 'Toxic Trash' Water
Common Dreams - 2/27/2013.
By Andrea Germanos - When you pour yourself a glass of tap water or even take a shower, you may be among over 100 million Americans exposing yourself to carcinogenic, "toxic trash." The Environmental Working Group documents that municipal systems had water polluted with chemicals called trihalomethanes - chemicals caused when chlorine, used as a disinfectant, mingles with rotting organic matter such as farm runoff or sewage.
Maintaining Maine’s scallop fishery
Bangor Daily News - 2/27/2013.
OpEd by Robin Alden - The first year of Maine’s new scallop management is a success story far beyond its economic metrics: landings that will be reported at this week’s Maine Fishermen’s Forum in Rockport will show substantial landings, possibly headed for a season high relative to the recent decade.
Back to the land again: Folk schools teach skills for modern-day survival
Grist - 2/27/2013.
By Lori Rotenberk - At the Driftless Folk School in Wisconsin, 26-year-old Jenny Monfore studied organic food preparation, blacksmithing, and mushroom identification - skills she hopes will augment her income and allow her to live a more independent lifestyle.
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October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

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November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

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November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

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