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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.
| 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.
| 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
| March 19, 2010
Ode to fiddleheads
Do you have pteridomania?
| 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.
| May 08, 2009
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
| August 20, 2008
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
| April 28, 2008
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.
| September 13, 2007
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
| August 15, 2007
Brave new organic
In The Omnivore’s Dilemma , journalist Michael Pollan writes that “organic” is being transformed “from a reform movement into an industry.”
| January 11, 2007
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
| May 31, 2006
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