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Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Apple Trees
Sat., March 17
Four locations:
• Harpswell
• Bethel
• Mount Desert
• 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.

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By Diane Atwood - Our tips for making your own jams and jellies come from Roberta Bailey. She and her husband Rob run Seven Tree Farm in Vassalboro, Maine, mostly raising seed crops. Roberta also works for Fedco Seeds in Clinton, Maine and is a regular contributor to The Maine Organic Kitchen & Farmer, a newspaper published by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).
Maine spice company will make blends for food TV star Andrew Zimmern
Portland Press Herald - 8/29/2017.
By Meredith Goad - A Maine spice company MOFGA-certified organic Gryffon Ridge Spice Merchants] is developing and producing seven special spice blends for food TV personality Andrew Zimmern’s online store, all based on Zimmern’s recent travels.
Experts Release U.S. Policy Roadmap to Reduce Antibiotic Use in Food Animals
George Washington University - 8/29/2017.
Milken Institute School of Public Health - Leading physicians, veterinarians and other experts outline key steps for policymakers, food companies and food purchasers, and medical groups to help tackle the antibiotic resistance crisis.
Unprecedented Levels of Nitrogen Could Pose Risks to Earth’s Environment
Duke University - 8/29/2017.
By Tim Lucas - Human production of fixed nitrogen, used mostly to fertilize crops, now accounts for about half of the total fixed nitrogen added to the Earth both on land and in the oceans, according to a new study by researchers at North Carolina State University and Duke University.
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