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Our December Gatheround features author and organic farming pioneer Eliot Coleman in a discussion about nurturing the soil. Coleman has farmed organically for more than 40 years and is a leading global voice for healthy soil practices. His numerous books have been integral to the education, vision and techniques of organic growing and include “The New Organic Grower,” “Four Season Harvest" and “The Winter Harvest Handbook.”
PORTLAND, ME - Coast of Maine Organics provides organic, locally sourced soil amendments to suburban lawns and gardens. Ingredients are drawn from Maine’s abundant agricultural and aquacultural waste, such as blueberry cuttings, lobster shells and farm manures.
MADISON, NC - Over the past five years, Garland McCollum has turned his family’s conventional hog operation into a profitable example of farming that nurtures the soil, animals and community. Massey Creek Farms integrates diversified livestock production practices that support healthy soils by growing mixed grasses, legumes and forbs, along with strategic use of forest mast and animal tillage.
LONGMONT, CO - Mark and Kena Guttridge, the husband-and-wife team behind Ollin Farms, nurture the microbial life of their soil and grow healthy vegetables without any herbicides or pesticides. Additionally, they offer their community a robust CSA and a number of educational programs.