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Public Policy Teach In

According to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention/Department of Health and Human Services, nearly three out of every five Mainers are obese or overweight. Obesity rates in Maine have risen 100 percent in 17 years. Between one and five people die every day in Maine from causes related to being obese or overweight.

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Sandra Steingraber

Noted author and biologist Sandra Steingraber talked about economic and ecological collapse – and about rescuing a farm – at a teach-in at the Common Ground Country Fair. English photo. By Sharon Tisher What if we paid as much attention to our global ecological crisis as we do to our global financial crisis? With this

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Jim Hightower

Will Sugg, Jim Hightower, Heather Spalding, Rusty Sugg. English photo. In introducing keynote speaker Jim Hightower at last September’s Common Ground Country Fair, MOFGA’s executive director Russ Libby said, “Jim has been out there for the last 25 years talking about agriculture and democracy, and he’s put it into practice. I was sitting with some

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Teach In

Rep. Linda Rogers McKee of Wayne told Fairgoers at a Common Ground Country Fair Teach-In that “preparation is key” to getting a bill before a committee. English photo. Rep. Paul Volenik of Brooklin said that “Maine is one place where you can still make a difference.” English photo. Public Policy Teach-In at Common Ground How

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Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva told fairgoers that she hoped “this country … will be able to go beyond the contemporary slogan of ‘God Bless America’ to ‘God Bless the Earth.’” English photo. Keynote Speech by Dr. Vandana Shiva at MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair September 23, 2001 Introduction by Heather Spalding, Fair Director This is a very

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Chief Barry Dana

Chief Barry Dana of the Penobscot Nation speaks with fairgoers after his keynote address. The simple Penobscot prayer, “All my relations,” symbolizes the Native view of nature, said Dana. English photo. Keynote Address by Chief Barry Dana at the 2001 Common Ground Country Fair Barry Dana, Chief of the Penobscot Nation, grew up on Indian

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Ronnie Dugger

Ronnie Dugger with Doris “Granny D” Haddock, who, when she was 89 years old, walked 3200 miles across the United States to promote campaign finance reform. “Don’t waste your time!” said Granny D to fairgoers. English photo. Keynote Address by Ronnie Dugger, Founder of the Alliance for Democracy On Friday, Sept. 21, Ronnie Dugger, founder

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2001 Teach In

2001 MOFGA Public Policy Teach-In Saturday, 1 p.m., YEZ Tent How does the Maine legislative process work and how can citizens participate most effectively in the process? A teach-in organized by MOFGA’s Public Policy Committee will address these questions on Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the YEZ Tent at the Common Ground Fair

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Parade

The Children’s Vegetable Garden Parade at the Common Ground Country Fair. Shown here: the potato costume. English photo. Twenty Years of the Children’s Garden Parade at Common Ground By Jean English In 1990, MOFGA member Beedy Parker wanted to spread the message that the Common Ground Country Fair “means common ground. There’s a lot of

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CR Lawn Keynote

By CR Lawn, Fedco Founder and MOFGA Treasurer Thank you. I am deeply honored and moved to be here. A quarter century ago, in February, 1975, while I was living in a neighbor’s barn and building my house, I plunked down five bucks to join MOFGA and shared my intentions to start an organic market garden. I’ve

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