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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The heirloom, pre-Civil War grains at the heart of southern cooking
The Atlantic - 3/18/2012.
By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg – The Perennial Plate, a series about sustainable eating, meets two of South Carolina's growers and chefs who are leading the return to 19th-century seeds and methods. Glenn Roberts began growing his own grain in 1998, after observing that many classic southern recipes can't be cooked with contemporary varieties of grains.
Buying club offers local food online
Kennebec Journal - 3/18/2012.
By Mechele Cooper – Gardiner: Supporting local farmers and eating fresh, locally grown organic food are priorities for Veronique Vendette. Vendette, of Gardiner, is a member of an online buying club for locally grown food, the first big project of a grassroots organization that hopes to open a permanent storefront "food hub" downtown.
Maple madness
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/18/2012.
By Ray Routhier – Maine Maple Sunday has gotten so big that Michael Bryant has to hire a traffic cop to control the congestion caused by the thousands of cars heading to his sugar house in the tiny town of Newfield.
Will pollinators be there when you need them?
Bangor Daily News - 3/17/2012.
By Reeser Manley – Whether this will be your first vegetable gardening season or your 50th, your success with many crops will depend on the timely presence of pollinators. It is hard to imagine a successful gardening season without these industrious insects at work in the garden.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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