Maine Representative Chellie Pingree is celebrating the inclusion of several local food and farm provisions in the Senate version of the Farm Bill. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to start work on the bill in July.
Despite the fact that it is enormously expensive and influential, few people understand what the Farm Bill actually does.
We've written before about the Open Waters Theatre Arts Of Farms and Fables project, and its founder, Jennie Hahn. If the storytelling adventure, which combines theater, agriculture, the local food movement, and interactive performance, piqued your interest, you can follow its progress at the Farms and Fables blog ("We're growing stories!" the tagline reads).
In next week's Going Green column, I'll talk about what goes into raising eco-friendly, healthy, pasture-raised, organic meat. Today I met these fellows:
Yup, those are one-and-a-half-week-old piglets! Alice and Rufus Percy, of Treble Ridge Farm, were great hosts and I'm looking forward to writing this piece.