Bob is the director of Food for Maine’s Future and a family farmer living in Sedgwick, Maine. He serves on the boards of the National Family Farm Coalition and Family Farm Defenders. As an activist and farmer living near East Penobscot Bay, Bob identifies with peasant and indigenous people worldwide who struggle to maintain access to land on which to grow their food. In his food sovereignty advocacy he has initiated a seedsaving campaign and writes frequently on the need to oppose the patenting of seeds and other life forms. He spends much of his time these days trying to stop state and federal agencies from shutting down farms in his community. This episode is sponsored by Hearst Ranch.
“Rural communities have been feeding themselves for a long time and offering sales to neighbors and markets. . . and that is an important part of the local economy.”
–Bob St. Peter on Greenhorn Radio