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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
Photo: Well-grounded at Fair
Maine Sunday Telegram - 9/26/2010.
Sam Herter, 12, of Brunswick, snoozes in the sun at the Common Ground Fair in Unity on Saturday.
Pollution: If lobsters are dying, what else is being killed?
Fundy Tides - 9/25/2010.
Campobello Island – Fisheries and aquaculture industries are both awaiting laboratory results on the latest report of a large-scale Bay of Fundy lobster kill.
Environment Canada was informed on Sept. 8, 2010, by area fishers of a possible lobster kill in the Campobello Island area. On Sept. 10, Environment Canada conducted an inspection of the area and collected various samples, including fish, from adjacent aquaculture sites.
Keeping Maine’s eggs safe
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
By Meg Haskell – Orono: Mainers sitting down to the breakfast table this morning shouldn’t worry about the safety of their eggs, say state officials who credit the state’s rigorous testing system with providing an effective defense against the Salmonella bacterium that prompted the largest recall of table eggs in American history last month.
Celebrating Common Ground Photos
Bangor Daily News - 9/25/2010.
A border collie herds Indian Runner Ducks during a sheepdog demonstration at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity on Friday.
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