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Organic Farming: Principles and Practices
March 18 and 25, 2015
Viles Arboretum, Augusta



Two-part course designed to provide farmers with a strong background in soils, weeds and pest management, enabling them to make good management decisions. Lectures by Eric Sideman, MOFGA's organic crop specialist. Guest lecturers, including local farmers, will also speak and join the discussion. Information and registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Conflicts in the food, energy, land and water nexus
Resilience - 2/18/2015.
By Gunnar Rundgren, in Garden Earth - There is growing concern over future food production and increas­ing competition for resources in the food, energy and water nexus, reflected in a new investments in land and water.
Over half the experts in Argentine GMO regulatory body have conflicts of interest with industry
GM Watch - 2/18/2015.
People with links to Monsanto, Syngenta and Dow evaluate the safety of the GMOs submitted for approval by these same companies.
Despite Corporations Trying to Silence Our Voices, A New Wave of Democracy
Common Dreams - 2/18/2015.
By Andrew Kimball - President's Day is an appropriate time to reflect on the state of our U.S. democracy. And there is some very good news across the country about the spread of local democracy, but you have not heard or read much about it in the mainstream media.
Reclaiming Puerto Rico’s Food Paradise
The New York Times - 2/17/2015.
By Jeff Gordinier - Chef Jose Enrique, 37, is a leader in a movement of loosely affiliated Puerto Rican cooks, farmers and activists who have arrived at the same realization over the last few years: There’s a juicy gastronomic paradise at their fingertips, and all they have to do is reach out and grab it.
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March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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