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Eliot Coleman: Sharing His Experiences with Organic Farming


Eliot Coleman is a pioneer of the organic farming movement. He joins us to discuss the revised and expanded edition of his classic work. He presents the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables and updates practical information on marketing the harvest, small-scale equipment, and farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil.


Eliot Coleman has more than 50 years of experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, greenhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of “The New Organic Grower” (special 30th anniversary edition now available), “Four-Season Harvest,” and “The Winter Harvest Handbook,” as well as the instructional workshop DVD “Year-Round Vegetable Production with Eliot Coleman.” Coleman and his wife, Barbara Damrosch, currently operate a commercial year-round market garden, in addition to horticultural research projects, at Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine.


Jennifer walked into her college radio station as a 17-year-old freshman and never looked back. Even though she was terrified of the microphone back then — and spoke into it as little as possible — she loved the studio, the atmosphere and, most of all, the people who work in broadcasting. She was hooked. Decades later, she’s back behind the radio microphone hosting Maine Public Radio’s flagship talk program, Maine Calling. She’s not afraid of the mic anymore, but still loves the bright, eclectic people she gets to work with every day.