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Barbi Ives
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Does anyone rent chickens or ducks for people not ready to commit?

We have 5 acres out in western Maine, a big organic garden with raised beds and lots of slugs. We also have bees, cats, and a dog. We aren't sure we want to make the investment in chickens or ducks,…Continue

Tags: poultry, ducks, chickens

Started Nov 1, 2013

RFP from the Maine Food Strategy for Outreach Coordination

September 23, 2012Request for ProposalsMaine Food Strategy Public Relations & Outreach ServicesThe Maine Food Strategy, a grassroots planning effort housed at the Muskie School of Public Service…Continue

Started Sep 23, 2013

Economic argument against local food...
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Yowza! Can we have some substantive responses to this article? I have never taken an economics course, but I feel that there are false assumptions here that I can't grasp because I don't have the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Oxford Hills Food Collaborative Jun 23, 2011.

The benefits of Local Food, in a flowchart

I really need to share this graphic. It is a flowchart from the NERCRD that I just found. The full graphic can be seen at…Continue

Tags: State, University, Penn, from, Food

Started Jul 27, 2010

 

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Does anyone rent chickens or ducks for people not ready to commit?

We have 5 acres out in western Maine, a big organic garden with raised beds and lots of slugs. We also have bees, cats, and a dog. We aren't sure we want to make the investment in chickens or ducks, but we hear they're good for the garden and will eat bugs and slugs. Before we invest in infrastructure and risk the increase in predators, we'd like to experiment for a season, knowing that if we decide against keeping them, the birds will have a good home to return to.I've heard of businesses in…See More
Nov 4, 2013
Barbi Ives posted a discussion

Does anyone rent chickens or ducks for people not ready to commit?

We have 5 acres out in western Maine, a big organic garden with raised beds and lots of slugs. We also have bees, cats, and a dog. We aren't sure we want to make the investment in chickens or ducks, but we hear they're good for the garden and will eat bugs and slugs. Before we invest in infrastructure and risk the increase in predators, we'd like to experiment for a season, knowing that if we decide against keeping them, the birds will have a good home to return to.I've heard of businesses in…See More
Nov 1, 2013
Barbi Ives posted a discussion

RFP from the Maine Food Strategy for Outreach Coordination

September 23, 2012Request for ProposalsMaine Food Strategy Public Relations & Outreach ServicesThe Maine Food Strategy, a grassroots planning effort housed at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, seeks proposals for public relations and outreach services to promote the initiative to stakeholders and the public over a 9‐month period starting immediately.The successful candidate will work with the project’s coordinating team to:* Increase awareness of the…See More
Sep 23, 2013
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uncapped larva 2

At the very center is a bee larva just about to be closed in so she can make her final transformation into a baby bee.
Jul 25, 2013
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Greater Portland Food System

This group is to facilitate connections among people and groups working directly in the Greater Portland Food System (farmers, fishermen, activists, food service, agencies, NGO's, businesses/coops, gardeners, processors, distributors/aggregators, retailers, etc.)  This online group is meant to compliment the other connecting work already happening in Greater Portland.See More
May 18, 2013
Barbi Ives and Jamien Richardson are now friends
Nov 5, 2012
Barbi Ives joined Maine Food System's group
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Maine Food System

Welcome to the conversation about how we, the people of Maine, can take cooperative action to sustainably grow as much of our food within Maine as possible - for our environment, our economy & for our health!
Nov 2, 2012
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Barbi Ives at The Italian Heritage Center

October 13, 2012 all day
Maine State Beekeepers Association Annual MeetingSee More
Oct 12, 2012
Barbi Ives posted an event

New Beekeeping Club in Sacopee Valley tri-county area at The old Pease Farm, Cornish

April 18, 2012 from 7pm to 9pm
Sanford, Oxford, and Cumberland clubs too far away?If you're interested in joining a Beekeeping Club and you live in the Sacopee Valley area, please consider starting a club with me. I live in Cornish and I'm willing to host or find a meeting space that works for folks that want to join me.Maine State Beekeepers Association will support a club but we have to organize first. Please get in touch if you're interested. (207) 482-3745 or bgives@roadrunner.com.See More
Apr 11, 2012
Barbi Ives replied to Amanda Beal's discussion Leveraging the Co-op Model for Business Success
"Hi Nikkee, I was there and can share some resources I brought back if you're interested."
Feb 15, 2012
Barbi Ives's video was featured

Grocery Store Wars (2005). Enjoy.

Not long ago in a supermarket not so far away. Help fight the dark side of the farm. Rate the film, favorite the film, comment the film and subscribe to our ...
Feb 7, 2012
Barbi Ives updated their profile
Feb 6, 2012
Barbi Ives posted a video

Grocery Store Wars (2005)

Not long ago in a supermarket not so far away. Help fight the dark side of the farm. Rate the film, favorite the film, comment the film and subscribe to our ...
Feb 6, 2012
Barbi Ives posted an event

Annual meeting Maine state Beekeepers Association at Ramada Inn

October 15, 2011 all day
Annual meeting. See the website for speakers and activities.
Oct 14, 2011
Good Food for Lewiston-Auburn and Barbi Ives are now friends
Oct 7, 2011
Barbi Ives posted a status
"Reviewing the Common Ground Fair schedule to see what's not to be missed this weekend."
Sep 20, 2011

Profile Information

Where in Maine do you live and eat?
Cornish and Portland
What issues are you or your group interested or expert in?
farmland protection, organics, health/nutrition, food justice, farm to school, school gardens, home gardens, community gardens, hunger and local foods access, farm to institution, farm to restaurant, CSAs, farmers' markets, local foods marketing and distribution, other
Are you a food producer? If so, what types of food do you produce?
vegetables, berry fruit, other
If you produce foods of some sort, please choose one of the following:
I produce foods only for my own and my family's consumption
Other info about Me (please mention any food, fishing, agriculture, or community groups you are affiliated with):
I work at the New England Environmental Finance Center, where I administer the websites Maine Food Trader and Maine Ag Trader. I am going to put a link to your site from ours and hope you will do the same for us. We are funded by the US EPA and this project is an effort to support food security and lower the carbon footprint of food production.

As I renew the Food Trader contract for 2012, I hope to increase use of the site for actually trading of food. Got an overabundance of a crop? Trade for it!

The Maine Ag Trader site is a free classified advertiser for anything required to make the agriconomy run: land, animals, equipment, knowledge, people... if it helps your business prosper, you may list what you need as well as what you have for free.
Website (if any):
http://www.meagtrader.org
Website 2 (if any):
http://www.mefoodtrader.org

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At 1:18pm on November 15, 2010, Geoffrey Ives said…
Better now that I placed a brand new poly top on it. I'm set to attempt to grow cold weather crops through the winter in Maine.
 
 
 

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Free screening of "American Meat" in Belfast at Belfast Free Library

April 29, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
On Tuesday, April 29 at 6pm in the Belfast Free Library, located at 106 High Street in downtown Belfast, there will be a free screening of "American Meat", a pro-farmer look at chicken, hog and cattle production in the U.S.  Beginning with a history of our current industrial system, the feedlots and confinement operations are unveiled, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and…See More
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Exeter High School

April 12, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.See More
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

April 5, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Eggs! We have a number of vendors bringing all sorts of eggs and will have a local egg Q&A with display area for…See More
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"Our Fresh Start Farms CSA sign-ups are in full swing! Visit http://cultivatingcommunity.org/csa/fresh-start-farms-csa.html"
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New England Food Policy Report Released!

Dear Colleague, Thanks to your efforts and those of many local, state and regional food system advocates, New England is creating a more sustainable and resilient food system. Together, we can further advance our work by promoting innovative and supportive public policies. Toward that end, American Farmland Trust, Conservation Law Foundation and the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group are excited to let you know about our new report, …See More
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Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market at Wentworth Greenhouses

March 22, 2014 from 10am to 2pm
Farmers, fishermen and food producers will be indoors  selling their vegetables, meats, cheeses, milk, eggs, fish and shrimp, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, take-home meals, and more! You can find a full list of participating vendors and the products they will be selling at www.seacoasteatlocal.org.• Featured Food: Maple Syrup! There will be all sorts of delicious maple offerings including maple sugar, maple cream and candy, maple…See More
Mar 19
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Mar 15
Caren Mulford posted an event

WERU Community Radio On-Air Farm & Garden Auction at WERU-FM Community Radio

June 3, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
An on air auction benefit for WERU Community Radio offers more than 70 certificates donated by local farms, farmers markets, fisheries and garden suppliers. During the fast-moving, live auction each item is described on air and bidders call in their bids for farm produce, dairy and cheeses, meats, seafood, bales of hay, useful tools, organic compost, and garden amendments, all produced locally. Auction items will be listed in advance at www.weru.org, along…See More
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Maine Food System

Welcome to the conversation about how we, the people of Maine, can take cooperative action to sustainably grow as much of our food within Maine as possible - for our environment, our economy & for our health!
Mar 14
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Food Council Network hosts Mark Winne on March 21st at St Mary's Nutrition Center

March 21, 2014 from 8:30am to 12pm
The Maine Network of Community Food Councils will be hosting a morning with Mark Winne on Friday, March 21st at St. Mary's Nutrition Center in Lewiston.Mark is a national Food Policy Council guru and author of the new book: Food Rebels, Guerrilla Gardeners, and Smart Cookin’ Mamas: Fighting Back in an Age of Industrial AgricultureJoin us at 8:30 for breakfast (donation appreciated), followed by Mark talking about his book, and then a discussion of food councils, focused especially on the Food…See More
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Land Search

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Maine Farmers' Markets

For discussing issues around farmers' markets in Maine, for veterans, newbies, those in between and those thinking about starting or attending a farmers' market.Start by signing up or signing in to ask a question by starting a discussion.See More
Mar 12
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Maine Food Hubs

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Mar 12
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2014 Maine Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Unity (Weekend Format) at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

May 16, 2014 at 9am to September 7, 2014 at 5pm
For full course details and to RSVP and hold a spot, use the web site link above!A one-weekend-per-month format for the internationally-recognized full Permaculture Design Certificate Course, running May through September 2014 in Unity, Maine.  Co-sponsored by MOFGA and held at the Common Ground Education Center.This course is recommended for home-owners and renters, farmers and gardeners, landscape professionals, planners, architects, engineers,…See More
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