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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
Physical Address:
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
‘A great spring vegetable’: Ramps, wild leeks season in Maine is on
Bangor Daily News - 5/19/2015.
By Kathleen Pierce - They are abundant, natural and springing up on plates at bistros, farmers market kiosks and on grocers’ shelves. Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are at their peak in mid-May in parts of Maine. Like most things worth waiting for, the season is short, so don’t hesitate for this taste of spring.
White House will unveil strategy to protect honeybee habitat
The Washington Post - 5/19/2015.
By Juliet Eilperin - The humble bee – nuisance, threat, and linchpin of the American food supply – has won over the leader of the free world. And now President Obama is intervening on the bee’s behalf as its habitat dwindles.
White House makes bid to save honeybees but ignores toxic pesticides
The Guardian [UK] - 5/19/2015.
By Rose Hackman - Plan makes millions of acres of federal land more bee-friendly but does not ban the use of neonicotinoids which research shows are closely linked to bee life loss.
OSGATA Membership Overwhelmingly Votes To Oppose Industry's Organic Check-off
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - 5/19/2015.
A just-concluded major referendum by the membership of the organic seed industry leader, Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA), was unanimously opposed to the "Organic Check-off" proposed by the Organic Trade Association (OTA). Significantly, not a single vote was cast in favor of the Organic Check-off and America's organic farmers and seed growers reject the OTA's mandatory tax on organics.
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