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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practice


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Farmers, food-stamp recipients reap benefits of EBT cards
Portland Press Herald - 4/24/2016.
By Gillian Graham and Beth Quimby - Jennifer Lehto plunked down her electronic benefit transfer card Saturday at the Portland Farmers Market and received a stack of wooden tokens back to buy locally produced food for her family. The Yarmouth resident said being able to use her food stamp card at the market makes a big difference in her family’s life.
Maine Seaweed: The Next Super-Food?
Maine Public Broadcasting - 4/22/2016.
By Fred Bever - A growing cadre of entrepreneurs think seaweed could help Maine lead a new revolution in American farming.
New Testing Technique Could Make Identifying Potentially Hazardous Chemicals Easier
North Carolina Health News - 4/22/2016.
By Catherine Clabby - When UNC-Chapel Hill scientists spilled commonly used fungicides onto mouse brain cells, genes inside those cells changed. Activity levels among some of the genes shifted to distinctive patterns observed in the brains of people with autism.
A Permaculture Guide to Choosing Cover Crops
Resilience - 4/22/2016.
By Toby Hemenway, Pattern Literacy - One of my constant refrains is “Permaculture is a decision making tool for arriving at regenerative solutions.” Here I’m going to show how permaculture can help create strategies for deciding what cover crops to use.
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May 12 - Slow Money Maine Gathering in Gardiner

May 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Level 1 for Women at Hidden Valley Nature Center

May 24-25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices


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