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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

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Pruning Fruit Trees

Sat., March 10
Three locations:
• College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Designed for beginner to intermediate orchardists managing backyard plantings to larger orchards. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Scionwood collection and storage will also be covered. Confirmation and directions will be sent a week prior to the start of the workshop. Please keep in mind that pre-registration and payment are required and this course fills up quickly!

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine Voices: Urge Maine’s senators to stand up to polluters, fight for clean water
Portland Press Herald - 5/30/2015.
By Heather Spalding and Taryn Hallweaver - Maine’s waterways have long defined our state’s identity, supported our livelihoods and shaped our communities. From Moosehead to the Magalloway, to the thousands of ponds, streams and bogs that dot and crisscross our landscape, we have much to be proud of and much to protect.
In Gardiner, a new slaughterhouse boosts Maine’s agriculture infrastructure
Kennebec Journal - 5/30/2015.
By Paul Koenig - The poultry side of the slaughterhouse, the only USDA-inspected poultry slaughterhouse in Maine, opened in March; and the red meat side is expected to open this summer.
New Conservation Reserve Program Sign Ups Unveiled by USDA
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 5/29/2015.
On Friday, May 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made three announcements regarding the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP): first, USDA will hold a general sign up from December 1, 2015 through February 26, 2016; second, producers who have existing CRP contracts expiring in September 2015 can extend their contracts for one year; and third, 800,000 additional acres will be available for enrollment in special wildlife initiatives through the continuous sign up. Unlike the general sign up, producers can enroll through the continuous sign up at any time.
It's time to wean ourselves off the fairytale version of farming
The Guardian [UK] - 5/29/2015.
By George Monbiot - The way that meat, eggs and milk are produced is surrounded by one of our great silences, in which most people collaborate. We don’t want to know, because knowing would force anyone with a capacity for empathy to change their diet.
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