A new book describes how food-centric utopian movements have shaped places like Maine
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.
Margot Anne Kelley, author, Foodtopia; former American literature professor, editor, and community development leader
Stacy Brenner, organic farmer; board member, Maine Organic Famers and Gardeners Association; Maine State Senator; senior advisor for land access at Maine Farmland Trust