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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
Clean, Abundant Water and Optimism
Atina Diffley - 11/13/2014.
West Virginia farmers plan to become certified-organic as a tool to educate customers and develop their markets.
Dow Chemical a no-show in court hearing over Bhopal disaster
The Times of India - 11/13/2014.
By P. Naveen - US chemical giant Dow has dodged justice again today by failing to comply with an Indian court summons over the catastrophic 1984 gas leak in Bhopal which left thousands dead and many more with chronic and debilitating illnesses, Amnesty International India said in a official release.
Study: Six toxic flame retardants found in humans
Terra Daily - 11/12/2014.
By Brooks Hays - The vast majority of mass-produced furniture in America is coated in a variety of flame retardants. A new study recently attempted to ascertain what happens to those chemicals when they come into contact with the humans that sit, sleep and eat on the furniture.
Couple signs 50-year lease to work land trust’s Crystal Spring Farm in Brunswick
Bangor Daily News - 11/12/2014.
By Peter L. McGuire - The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is giving farmers working its flagship property a new lease on life.
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