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Interesting Information: The Good Life: The Movement that Changed Maine

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Interesting Information:  May 4, 2014

The Good Life:  The Movement That Changed Maine


Friend Marsha Smith (founder of the immensely successful Citizens for a Green Camden group here in Camden, Maine) sent me this post at least two weeks ago.  I treated myself to reading it this morning.

Lo and behold, the little gem is not just about reading, it’s a very different kind of internet presentation to tell a story.

I knew many of you would enjoy this experience.

It will take you 20 to 30 minutes, depending on how involved you get with the text.  So ENJOY!

This site operates differently–just keep scrolling down, as instructed, and click on each chapter as it comes to you.


The Good Life: The movement that changed Maine.


The story starts with Scott and Helen Nearing–who spawned a back-to-the-land movement back in the 1970s.  They, in turn, helped spawn Eliot and Sue Coleman’s work on an adjacent farm–now known as Four Seasons Farm.  Eliot Coleman went on to pioneer growing/harvesting greens/tomatoes/etc. in hoop houses in the middle of the Maine winter.  That marriage broke up, and Eliot Coleman is now married to the horticulturist Barbara Damrosch, who has written about food for The Washington Post for many years, has written numerous books, and is a mainstay of MOFGA–the Maine Organic Farmers and Growers Association.  I heard her speak a few years back and found her to be an engaging speaker.


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