|Maine Fare draws thousands to Belfast’s waterfront|
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 6/29/2015. By Erica Thoms - The waterfront was filled with a wide array of both visitors and vendors taking part in Belfast's annual Maine Fare. This year's event, hosted by Maine Farmland Trust and Penobscot East Resource Center, saw a sharp increase in attendees.
|44 North Coffee grows beyond roasting facility with new cafe in Stonington|
Mainebiz - 6/29/2015. By Lori Valigra - When Melissa Raftery and Megan Wood decided to start a year-round coffee business on Deer Isle, they took a magazine article's advice and sat at the location they were contemplating, counted the number of people who walked by and figured 10% would be potential customers. [44 North Coffee is a MOFGA-certified organic producer.]
|Stupidity and Intelligence: Science, GMOs and Our Food|
Common Dreams - 6/29/2015. By Vandana Shiva - Each of us should know what we are eating, how it was produced, what impact it has on our health. The knowledge we need for growing food is knowledge of biodiversity and living seed, of living soil and the soil food web, of interaction between different species in the agroecosystem and of different seasons. Farmers have been the experts in these fields, as have ecological scientists who study the evolution of microorganisms, plants and animals, the ecological web and the soil food web.
|How to plan a scalable permaculture garden in Maine|
Bangor Daily News - 6/28/2015. By Seth Koenig - The Portland-based permaculture and sustainable living organization Resilience Hub holds more than 60 events every year, ranging from small workshops to expert lectures to full classes, and has twice played host to the popular Northeast Regional Permaculture Convergence events — most recently in 2014.