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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Renovating Old Apple Trees

Sat., March 17
Three locations:
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert
• Kermit S. Nickerson School, Swanville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their pruners, loppers, saws and a bag lunch.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Why some Maine farmers do not want Obamacare repealed
Bangor Daily News - 1/31/2017.
By Abigail Curtis - Organic farmer Everett Ottinger, a trim, active man who revels in the hard physical labor that is a basic fact of life at Nettie Fox Farm in Newburgh, is among the Maine farmers loudly speaking out in favor of the endangered Affordable Care Act. It has helped his family afford health insurance and life-saving medication throughout his current health ordeal.
Court OKs Roundup cancer warning label
Portland Press Herald - 1/27/2017.
By Scott Smith, Associated Press - Fresno, Calif. - California can require Monsanto to label its popular weed-killer Roundup as a possible cancer threat despite an insistence from the chemical giant that it poses no risk to people, a judge tentatively ruled Friday. California would be the first state to order such labeling if it carries out the proposal.
Arthur H. Whitman Jr.
Sun Journal - 1/27/2017.
Arthur Holmes Whitman Jr., 90, of Belfast passed away Saturday, Jan. 7. Arthur served as executive director of MOFGA from 1980 to 1982.
CDC’s canceled climate change conference is back on – thanks to Al Gore
The Washington Post - 1/26/2017.
By Brady Dennis - It turns out there will be a conference in Atlanta next month about climate change and its effects on public health. It just won’t have the federal government behind it.
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