New advisers appointed to Waldo County Committee

Dec 03, 2012

Jean English of Lincolnville and Jon Thurston of Searsmont have been appointed as advisers to the Waldo County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation.

Jean English is a freelance writer and editor from Lincolnville. Her articles have appeared in Horticulture, The Christian Science Monitor, Mother Earth News, Organic Gardening and other publications. She has written a gardening column for local Maine papers since the mid-1980s and has served as the editor of The Maine Organic Farmer and Gardener (MOFGA publication) since 1988.

Jon Thurston of Searsmont is the agricultural coordinator for the Troy Howard Middle School garden project. For 19 years he taught biology, earth science and horticulture at Medomak Valley High School. He was the 1997 and 2005 Maine Agriculture Teacher of the Year. Today he works with students, staff and the local community to provide a laboratory for agriculture-based learning.

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