One Person at the Common Ground Country Fair Not Collecting Signatures to Legalize Marijuana

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common ground country fairUNITY, Maine — Cooking over fire. Building a yurt. Rooftop beekeeping. The Common Ground Country Fair, held Sept. 25-27, is much more than a celebration of all things organic. Run by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, the fair, which attracts 60,000 people to Unity every autumn, transports a distracted society back to earth. Homesteading skills employed by European settlers in the 17th century and practiced today by urban and so-called rurbanistas are front and center. These folk arts, many considered traditional Maine skills such as blacksmithing, go hand in hand with farming and are honored all weekend. “There is no such thing as the rugged individual,” Anu Dudley, the fair’s folk arts coordinator, said. (read more at the Bangor Daily News))

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