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Keynote Address Cynthia Thayer

In her keynote speech at the 2006 Common Ground Country Fair, Cynthia Thayer talked about the delicious foods produced locally – mostly on her farm – that make up family meals at Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro. English photo. Another Way to Eat For 28 years, the highly diversified Darthia Farm in Gouldsboro has been MOFGA-certified,

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Reviving Bantry Bay Farm

New Brunswick’s historic Bantry Bay Farm is being brought back into production by this intrepid foursome: Mike Hadfield, Luke McLean, Katherine McCord and Brad Aune. Photo by Larry Lack. by Larry Lack A historic saltwater farm in New Brunswick on the St. Croix River  near Calais has a new lease on life thanks to the

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Deep Ecology and the Maine Earth Institute

By Joyce White “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead My deepest, most enduring sadness has come from the destruction of indigenous cultures by “civilized” invaders. Since I began some 55 years ago to understand Native

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Eat Local Eat Seasonal Eat Out

By Jo Anne Bander Copyright 2006 Maine restaurants Fore Street, Primo, Hugo’s, One Ninety Ate and Cole Farms have all been featured in recent articles in The New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Travel and Leisure and other national publications. Not simply restaurant information for travelers or frolicking Mainers, they attest to Maine’s superb,

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Young Farmers Creative Beginnings

Young Farmers, Creative Beginnings   Young Maine farmers Laura Millay, Chris Cavendish and Mark Guzzi entered farming through three distinctly different ways. They shared their successes and a few mistakes at the Farmer to Farmer Conference last November. English photo. Farmland is often too expensive for young farmers to afford. Land that is affordable is

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Connecting with the Terrestrial Ecosphere

By Celine Caron Copyright ©2006 by the author. Spring equinox approaches. What a good time to celebrate our world! Any time is good, really, but picking a significant date can prompt us to slow down and appreciate our ecosphere. Consider hosting an ecosphere celebration. You might, for instance, send the following invitation to friends: Invitation

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Nesenkeag

Eero Ruutila, a featured speaker at the 1999 Farmer to Farmer Conference, talked about fast-growing greens and other ways to maximize profits on an organic farm. English photo. By Jean English “The magical mesclun salad mix from Nesenkeag Coop Farm is consumed at Boston’s fanciest restaurants. It’s also consumed by the homeless and hungry population

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Mark Winne

“A vision of food security makes room at the table for everyone,” said Mark Winne at MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference. English photo. MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference, March 23, 2002, Unity, Maine My involvement with Maine, food and agriculture goes back to my college days at Bates College. Those were the days – the early days

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