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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA

Postponed to Saturday, April 19 - 9 a.m., Unity, rain or shine

Plant 102 heirloom apples and hundreds of companion plants at the Maine Heritage Orchard. Volunteers will be on hand to teach planting. No charge - Everyone welcome! Bring your own lunch. If possible, please bring shovels, rakes and wheel barrows! If you are attending, please RSVP by emailing Anna Libby (alibby@mofga.org) or by calling the MOFGA office (207) 568-4142.

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

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

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