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CSA Fairs Are Coming Up!

Did you know that five Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fairs are happening in Maine in late February and early March? CSA Fairs are an opportunity to meet your local farmers, shop for a CSA share at a farm near you and celebrate local agriculture in Maine. This year's CSA Fairs are in Portland, Bangor, Belfast, Augusta and Hallowell. More information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Back to the land
Bangor Metro - 4/9/2010.
By Craig Idlebrook – With its manicured lawns and upscale summer clientele, seaside Camden isn’t the first place that springs to mind when thinking about raising a flock of chickens. But Peter Lindquist and Sarah Ruef-Lindquist decided to try—to reduce their global footprint and to ensure a safe supply of protein for breakfast. In 2008, they bought a flock of 12 chickens for their half-acre parcel in Camden.
Gender bending chemicals linked to early puberty
Alternet - 4/8/2010.
Girls and boys are now reaching puberty faster here in the US. They have been for many decades.
Conference plants seed for more local food production
Portland Press Herald - 4/7/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – Whether you'd like to learn new mulching techniques to better hedge against Maine's cold winters or you'd like to find out how to save seeds in order to take a practical and political stand against corporate control of the food system, you'll want to attend the Local & Sustainable Food Conference on Saturday and Sunday in Lewiston.
Heirloom apple crops increase
The New York Times - 4/7/2010.
By Florence Fabricant – Spring does not bring to mind apples, but with the start of the growing season a nonprofit group called Renewing America’s Food Traditions (RAFT), which works with Slow Food, has declared this the year of the heirloom apple. It has published a booklet with charts, maps and studies about the loss of apple varieties and what is being done about it.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

February 28 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Portland

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Belfast

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Hallowell

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Bangor

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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