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Maine, Thankfully: Craig Hickman, Farmer, Fighter of Hunger, and Legislator

Hickman with the Hen

For this installment of the Maine, Thankfully series, I talked with Craig Hickman. Hickman is a writer, poet, community activist, farmer and Maine State Legislator. Out of Annabessacook Farm, Hickman grows food that he shares with the community, and those efforts have broadened and expanded over the years. “We are kind of a food center,” […]

Was the Back-to-the-Land “movement” a failure or a success?

getbackstayback

Portland-based author Joseph Conway wrote Get Back Stay Back, a book about the evolution of the back-to-the-land movement and its relationship with Maine. He tells the stories of 13 families based here in the state. Through his multi-generational conversations, particularly his exchanges with the children of the movement who are now running farms themselves, he […]

Celebrity Chef Scott Conant and Marc Maron talk Aroostook County

Many who know me know that I am a devout WTF with Marc Maron fan. On today’s show, Marc talked with celebrity chef and author Scott Conant, who grew up in Connecticut but has ties to Northern Maine. He and Maron touched upon his father, potatoes, and live in The County. Note: In the photo […]

Portland Weekend Goings-On, October 5-7th (and a few local music suggestions)

These things are happening this weekend. Get out of the house and/or apartment and/or office and do some of them. My Picks: Feastland is a food/music/arts event I am all sorts of bummed I am not going to be able to make it to. Presented by SPACE Gallery, there will be seasonal food, site-specific art […]