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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Beyond pumpkin pie: 10 recipes
The Atlantic - 11/11/2010.
Halloween is past, but its orange symbol is not forgotten in the kitchen. From an exotic Greek pumpkin pie to ravioli and risotto, our collection offers dishes both sweet and savory.
Taste the difference: How our genes, gender and even hormones affect the way we eat
The Independent - 11/11/2010.
By Kate Hilpern – Try it, it's delicious!" I often urge my children, bossily. And although I don't say it out loud, I feel equally baffled when adults are really faddy eaters or don't share my adoration of a particularly tasty morsel. It turns out I'm not a food fascist but contrary to popular belief, there is no one version of delicious.
Revolution at a snail’s pace: how the Slow Food movement is tackling our biggest food problems
Alternet - 11/11/2010.
By Ari LeVaux – At the Slow Food organization's biennial convention in Turin, Italy last weekend, I joined food lovers from around the world as they perused a vast indoor market stocked with some of the tastiest morsels to be coaxed from the land anywhere. Samples were flowing in the great hall, dubbed the Salone del Gusto (Salon of Taste).
Scott’s mutant grass continues to escape
SafeLawns.org - 11/11/2010.
By Paul Tukey - Jim Hagedorn, the CEO of Scotts Miracle-Gro, has admitted publicly on several occasions that the current system of lawn care is unsustainable. We’re applying too many fertilizers, made from fossil fuels, and too much water, an ever-precious resource. He and I actually agree on that point – even if we don’t agree on whether or not the weed and insect killers he sells are dangerous.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

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