VERONA ISLAND, Maine — Eric and Annie Woodbury have an international love story that matches the harvest they’re planning at the new East-West Farm on Verona Island. They’re busily putting down roots in Maine, while also planting such exotic seedlings as rice, taro, bitter gourds, hot peppers and sweet potatoes.
“Land is life for us,” said Annie Woodbury, a native of the Philippines. “We value the land. It’s what settles you.”
Eric Woodbury, a lawyer and writing teacher who lived and worked for years in the Boston area, agreed.
“It grounds you. It’s what connects you,” he said recently at their home, an old farmhouse with glimpses of the Penobscot River far below. “It’s your source of life.” Continue Reading…