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MOFGA Grateful for Earth Day Volunteers

June 1, 2018 – In April about 30 people showed up at MOFGA to participate in our annual Earth Day Workday, cleaning the grounds, preparing the gardens and planting more trees and perennials in our Maine Heritage Orchard. We were happy to have one of Maine's gubernatorial candidates come work in the garden as well. Thank you, volunteers! You make a huge difference. We are also grateful to the many MOFGA staff members who helped make Earth Day a success through planning and working with volunteers.

Condolences – Summer 2018

June 1, 2018

Condolences to …

the friends and family of Gerald (Gerry) Colson

the friends and family of Kent Whealy

Meet Chris Grigsby – Director, MOFGA Certification Services, LLC

June 1, 2018 – Chris Grigsby was born in Waterville and raised in Southern Maine. After college he settled in the Portland area, working for seafood and produce distributors before relocating to the Midcoast with his wife and son and beginning work as general manager at the Belfast Co-op. Moving from retail back to his wholesale roots, Chris joined the team at Crown O' Maine as operations director before joining MOFGA Certification Services (MCS) in December 2016. He and his family homestead in Appleton.


Successful Seed Swap and Scion Exchange

Anna Mueller and Annah MacPhee at the 2018 Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange.


And a new seed library at MOFGA

June 1, 2018 – MOFGA, the Maine Tree Crop Alliance and Fedco once again hosted a successful Seed Swap and Scionwood Exchange at MOFGA in April, with 676 people attending. Thanks to the organizers, speakers and demonstrators – and to the volunteers who made parking go so smoothly.