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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
FDA Tests Confirm Oatmeal, Baby Foods Contain Residues of Monsanto Weed Killer
Huffington Post - 9/30/2016.
By Carey Gillam - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is quietly starting to test certain foods for residues of a weed killing chemical linked to cancer, has found the residues in a variety of oat products, including plain and flavored oat cereals for babies.
Judge refuses to dismiss USDA organic lawsuit
Capital Press - 9/30/2016.
By Mateusz Perkowski - A federal judge has rejected the USDA’s request to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the agency unlawfully changed how synthetic substances are evaluated for organic production.
FTC, USDA Issue Agenda for Roundtable on Consumer Perceptions of “Organic” Claims
Federal Trade Commission - 9/30/2016.
The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the agenda for their upcoming joint-agency roundtable on consumer perceptions of “organic” claims for non-agricultural products. The event, first announced in August, will be held in Washington, DC, on October 20, 2016.
Belfast Creative Coalition Hosts Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm & Art Tour
Maine Art Scene - 9/30/2016.
By Brenda Bonneville - Belfast Creative Coalition will host the annual Cultivate: Belfast Area Farm & Art Tour on Saturday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free and family friendly tour includes gallery visits, open studios, farm tours and special workshops and demonstrations throughout the day. Join in this celebration of local artists’ studios, farms, and the unique ways in which those two overlap in Belfast and Waldo County. All sites are located within a 45-minute drive from Belfast.
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