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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes
April 8, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
At adult education programs across the state!
Registration fees: $5 to cover handouts



Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners.

Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels.

Class locations and more information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Beyond red lists: the power of community-supported fisheries
Grist - 7/9/2012.
By Twilight Greenaway – As I see it, seafood lists — like many food labels — have a clear, useful function. For the majority of the population, learning that a product is, say, certified organic or certified humane is an important first step.
Graf farm becomes part of land trust
Kennebec Journal - 7/8/2012.
By Susan M. Cover – Fayette: The farming way of life has been good to Berndt and Elaine Graf. On Saturday, as 50 people gathered at the Fayette Baptist Church the couple talked about their decision to work with the Kennebec Land Trust to put their 256-acre dairy farm into a conservation easement.
After all that rain, you say ‘tomato’, I say ‘I hope so’
Maine Sunday Telegram - 7/8/2012.
By Tom Atwell – This might be a tough year for tomatoes – for me and everyone else. It rained in Portland more than tomatoes like -- 8.6 inches according to the National Weather Service, and more than 10 inches according to my rain gauge.
Shocking health effects of commonly used pesticide
Alternet - 7/7/2012.
By Martha Rosenberg – Research from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has presented new evidence of the ability of endocrine disruptors--in this case the pesticide, chlorpyrifos – to harm developing fetuses. Janette Sherman, a pesticide expert and toxicologist, has studied the effects of chlorpyrifos (found in Dow's pesticide Dursban) for many years and spoke with AlterNet about what her research has revealed.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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