Month: June 2021

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Daytripping 2021: Farms and Gardens to Visit This Summer

Welcome to the 2021 Daytripping list, an annual feature in The MOF&G. At this year’s farm and garden tours, learn about seed saving, granite splitting, organic vegetable gardening, chicken breeding, growing fruit trees organically, sourdough bread baking and much more. For more farms to visit this summer, please check the event calendar on MOFGA’s website, …

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Book Review: “Floret Farm‘s Discovering Dahlias”

Erin Benzakein is a well-known flower grower, floral designer and award-winning author from Mt. Vernon, Washington. For years she has shared her vast knowledge of flowers through her workshops, books, very accessible and no-cost online videos, and online courses. Her latest book, “Floret Farm‘s Discovering Dahlias,” is a treat from beginning to end.                                                   The …

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Book Review: “The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume V”

“What kind of nourishment prepares us for bravery?” Severine von Tscharner Fleming asks in her introduction to “The New Farmer’s Almanac, Volume V.” As we emerge into summer after a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, social justice uprisings, wildfires and floods, we need to be brave enough to map a new way of being. One that …

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Film Review: “Voices from the Barrens”

Long before wild blueberries came into popular discourse as a nutrient-dense “superfood,” Indigenous people of the Northeast were benefiting from their taste, nutrition and cultural significance. “The blueberry represents a very important source of food. It was really important when all other resources were gone,” says Donald Soctomah, historic preservation officer for the Passamaquoddy Tribe. …

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Book Cover, The Monsanto Papers

Book Review: “The Monsanto Papers”

“The Monsanto Papers: Deadly Secrets, Corporate Corruption, and One Man’s Search for Justice” by investigative journalist Carey Gillam covers the 2018 jury trial of Dewayne Johnson v. Monsanto Company. The plaintiff, known to friends and family as Lee, alleged to have developed a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma as a direct result of using Monsanto’s …

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