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A new book describes how food-centric utopian movements have shaped places like Maine

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To mark the beginning of the Common Ground fair, we speak with the author of Foodtopia. It’s the story of five back-to-the-land movements, from 1840 to present day, when large numbers of utopian-minded people in the United States took action to establish small-scale farming as an alternative to mainstream agriculture.

Panelists:
Margot Anne Kelley, author, Foodtopia; former American literature professor, editor, and community development leader

VIP Caller:
Stacy Brenner, organic farmer; board member, Maine Organic Famers and Gardeners Association; Maine State Senator; senior advisor for land access at Maine Farmland Trust

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Jonathan was born in Monsey, New York. A field trip to Washington, DC when he was in 7th grade started him on his circuitous path to a career in public radio. The trip inspired a love of politics and led to his desire to one day call DC home. After graduating from Grinnell College, he worked on a couple of campaigns in Iowa (presidential and congressional) and moved to Washington, DC.