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Farming and the future

The announcement of the Maine Farmland Trust's ambitious 100,000-acre preservation goal wasn't the only farming news this month (see " Another row to hoe "). And, some thoughts about what lies ahead on the green front.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 21, 2011

Layers of buying local

When we drink a glass of organic milk, or eat organic pork sausage with our organic scrambled eggs, it’s easy to forget what goes into securing that “organic” label.
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 11, 2010

Hog wild on the farm

Perhaps because it's more difficult to do at home, perhaps because for some it's a question of ethics or squeamishness, perhaps because eating less meat is one of the top things we all could do to help the environment, but we don't talk as often about
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 19, 2010

Ode to fiddleheads

Do you have pteridomania?
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 15, 2009

Inspiring urban growers

Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganz
Just in time for the fresh-food abundance that comes with summer and farmers' markets and pick-your-own adventures, the folks at SPACE Gallery and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host their second Food+Farm extravaganza this week.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 08, 2009
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Pick what you eat

In just a few hours, go beyond the agri-tourism of picking berries or apples, and actually learn something about the land.
Fans of organic food: Stop talking, start weeding
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008


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Digging in

When The Real World goes green, you begin to wonder whether we’ve reached critical mass on this whole environmentalism/eco-chic/rolling-out-the-green-carpet schtick.
Scrutinizing the sustainable-farming message
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 28, 2008
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The Common Ground Fair offers uncommonly good fun

If Maine is the way life should be, then the annual Common Ground Country Fair gives us some reasons why.
Coming up
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 13, 2007
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Mowed down

Libby describes Leahy’s spot on the committee as “good for new England — because without that voice we’d be invisible.”
The federal Farm Bill leaves Mainers in the dust
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 15, 2007
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Brave new organic

In The Omnivore’s Dilemma , journalist Michael Pollan writes that “organic” is being transformed “from a reform movement into an industry.”
Eating global
By ISAAC KESTENBAUM  |  January 11, 2007
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Community culture club

Community-supported agriculture programs produce a way for city folk to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of organic farming, even if their yards are only cement patios or third-floor fire escapes.
Wolf Pine Farm plants seeds in West End
By LISA CRAIG  |  May 31, 2006