Most people who go into organic farming do so because they
love to get their hands in the dirt, or they want to play an active role in
producing food. Making a lot of money or
managing a budget doesn’t usually top the list.
But longtime organic farmer and East Montpelier
resident Richard Wiswall says the business side of organic farming can’t be
ignored. He’s written a new handbook on
the financial nuts and bolts of organic farming, called "The Organic Farmer’s
Also, the American Friends Service Committee is closing its
office in Montpelier because of budget
concerns. We talk with longtime
volunteer and staff member Joseph Gainza about the work the organization did,
and what their closing means for the larger peace movement.