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Spring Growth Conference

Seedling Production

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Schedule of presentations

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Will the Promise of Industrial Hemp Deliver?
Civil Eats - 11/16/2015.
By Lisa Munniksma - U.S. farmers and researchers are gaining a clearer picture of just what it takes to grow this “super crop.”
Every Last Leaf
Down East - 11/16/2015.
By Rebecca Martin Evarts - The harvest isn’t over in Hancock County until Hannah Semler gets gleaning.
TPP Fine Print: Biotech Seed Companies Win Again
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy - 11/16/2015.
By Ben Lilliston - After six years of secret negotiations, the dozen countries that make up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have finally made the text public. The full implications of the broad-reaching, 30 chapter, 5000-plus page deal will be analyzed intensely in the coming months leading up to a U.S. Congressional up or down vote. A close look at the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) chapter shows how just a few lines in TPP can turn into a big win for an industry—in this case, the biotech seed industry.
Meet Jenn Legnini, a farmer-chef who opened a cafe at the Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market in Topsham
Portland Press Herald - 11/15/2015.
By Mary Pols - Jenn Legnini has a newish farm and a very new restaurant, but neither quite fit traditional definitions. Turtle Rock, her farm/”craft cannery” in Brunswick, comprises just one-third of an acre for vegetables, although her commercially licensed kitchen is filled with both percolating pots and ideas for value-added products. Her restaurant is a cafe at the Midcoast Winter Farmers’ Market, which opened this month, making the Topsham market the first in the state to have its own cafe (or so Leigh Hallett, executive director of the Maine Federation of Farmers’ Markets believes).
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February 21 - Seasonal Cooking Class: Winter

February 25 – Advanced Business Planning with Julia Shanks

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March 29 - Beginning Poultry


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