Introducing Organically Speaking

What is this blog about?

It’s about wishing to live in a clean and healthy place.

What does that mean?

It means banning using toxic chemical pesticides and herbicides on lawns and gardens. We are a town with many motels; a number of these have lawns where kids play and adults stretch out enjoying the ocean and their summer freedom.

We are a small town where anything people put on their lawns and gardens eventually finds its way down to the sea. Thus, everyone’s home or business is, in a sense, a waterfront place.

Bill Baker - Organically Speaking

Bill Baker – Organically Speaking

How did we do that?

That is one question. Others I will look at are:

How do we protect our popular barrier beach and ensure its cleanliness for beach goers?

How do we protect our fragile wetlands behind our beach?

How do we nourish a healthy lawn and garden without toxic chemicals?

How do we look at the wholeness of a Maine town through the year?

When I became chair of the Ogunquit Conservation Commission, I worked with a talented webmaster and we created a new website where I have been writing weekly blogs for some time.

So how am I looking at ‘organic’ here? I see ‘organic’ as characterized by a harmonious relationship between the elements of a whole.

Tune in weekly – I would appreciate your thoughts and ideas.

Bill Baker

About Bill Baker

Bill's interest in a clean place to live is rooted in growing up in the country – a cornfield across the road and fields, sandstone cliffs and hundreds of acres of woods where he spent many hours.