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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Beginning Beekeeping
with David Smith
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event.

Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Instructor David Smith is an experienced beekeeper who has maintained over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has served as assistant state apiary inspector, and he owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

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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