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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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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.
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Amy Bradstreet and Barbi Ives are now friends
Apr 30
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COOPERATIVES

Let's talk co-ops!  Co-ops are a great model for building a democratic food system rooted in community!  Co-ops can take many forms - food co-ops, workers, producers, processors, farmers, fishermen, buying clubs, credit unions, marketing, & more!
Apr 30
Barbi Ives's discussion was featured

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
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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 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
Barbi Ives posted a photo

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
Barbi Ives joined LisaF's group
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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

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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