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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practice


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

More information

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pesticides again tied to Parkinson’s disease
Reuters - 5/28/2013.
By Andrew M. Seaman - A new review of research links exposure to pesticides with a 58 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease.
Maine fire could be latest in pig barn explosion epidemic
HazardEx - 5/28/2013.
An explosion and fire at Newburgh in Maine on May 24 killed at least 30 pigs but did not cause any human fatalities. The farm owner was able to save some of his livestock, and told local media that heaters in the barn might bear some responsibility for the blast.
House Ag Committee approves organic checkoff
The Country Today - 5/28/2013.
By Anita Zimmerman - The House of Representatives Agriculture Committee has approved an organic checkoff, which means the industry could have its own multi-commodity marketing program if the amendment survives next month’s farm bill debate.
Fiery leader of breast cancer group puts chemical exposures in spotlight
Environment & Energy Publishing - 5/28/2013.
By Kate Jacobs - Jeanne Rizzo of the Breast Cancer Fund focuses on environmental causes of breast cancer and criticizes such groups as Susan G. Komen and the American Cancer Society for not highlighting environmental factors.
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May 6 - MOFGA's Common Ground Call-In Radio Show

May 12 - Slow Money Maine Gathering in Gardiner

May 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Level 1 for Women at Hidden Valley Nature Center

May 24-25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices


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