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Farming and the future

Going green
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.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 19, 2011

Layers of buying local

Going green
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.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 09, 2010

Hog wild on the farm

Going green
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 organic, eco-friendly livestock farming.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 17, 2010

Ode to fiddleheads

Going green
Do you have pteridomania?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 13, 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 extravaganza this week.
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 06, 2009
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Pick what you eat

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

Scrutinizing the sustainable-farming message
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.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 28, 2008
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The Common Ground Fair offers uncommonly good fun

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

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

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

Wolf Pine Farm plants seeds in West End
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.
By LISA CRAIG  |  May 31, 2006

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