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Mary Margaret and Eugene Ripley

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Mary Margaret and Gene Ripley of Ripley Organic Farm in Dover-Foxcroft. The Ripleys raise more than 50 kinds of vegetables, herbs, cut flowers, highbush blueberries and other perennial landscape plants. They market through their CSA with pickups at the farm and in Bangor; at the Orono Farmers' Market on Saturdays; and to Crown of Maine Organic Cooperative and other wholesale accounts. "We are proud to have our farm inspected on a yearly basis by MOFGA to ensure our compliance with the organic standards," say the Ripleys. Follow the farm on Facebook and on their website.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
In a city garden, schoolkids learn to cultivate community
Kennebec Journal - 6/30/2010.
By Mechele Cooper – Augusta: Nathan Huynh squatted next to a raised vegetable garden on the east side of Farrington Elementary School and searched for slimy critters slithering up the side of a cabbage plant. The 10-year-old, who volunteered to help maintain the sixth grade's vegetable-and-flower garden this summer, was given the task of sprinkling Sluggo, a snail and slug control product, at the base of each plant.
Permaculturalists will gather in Unity this weekend
Portland Press Herald - 6/30/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – For environmentally minded folks, the news these days is grim. The Gulf oil disaster, toxic chemicals in kids’ toys and pesticides poisoning our food – it’s enough to make you lose your appetite. But don’t expect to find people lamenting the less-than-stellar state of the world this weekend in Unity. That’s where the sixth annual Northeast Permaculture Convergence comes to Maine for the first time.
GMO Salmon cartoon
Bangor Daily News - 6/30/2010.

Treat kohlrabi like any raw root vegetable
Bangor Daily News - 6/30/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – Kohlrabi is a funny looking vegetable for sure, a little spaceshiplike turnip thing growing above ground, in green or purple, with leaves sprouting out of a smooth baseball-sized round stalk. It is a member of the cabbage family, and the leaves and the enlarged stalk both are good to eat. We harvested our first ones this week.
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May 27 - Farm Training Project Workshop, Starting with the Soil: Sustainable Soil Management

June 3 - Farm Training Project Workshop – So You Wanna Work with Steel?

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Pest Control

June 9 - "Nourish Dinner" to Benefit MOFGA

June 10 - Pasture and Forage Management Workshop

June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

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