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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Library program examines how farmers, consumers connect through CSAs
Village Soup - 3/17/2009.
Polly Shyka and Prentice Grassi of Village Farm in Freedom and Tom Griffin of Hope’s Edge Farm in Hope will discuss community supported agriculture at the Camden Public Library on Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m. They will explain their hopes to connect farms, farmers and consumers throughout the Midcoast.
Readers peck away at chicken issues
Portland Press Herald - 3/16/2009.
Letters – While I was delighted to see Staff Writer Ray Routhier's article on raising chickens ("Bawk this way," March 1), I was very disappointed to see the story end with a recommendation that people buy chicken feed with antibiotics in it.
Seed sales sprouting in Maine
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Even as sleet and snow still pelt frozen Maine, sales at the state’s seed companies and distributors are shooting through the roof. They are being pushed by two forces: the growing consumer demand for locally grown food and economic hard times. “Home garden sales are off the wall,” Joann Matuzas, who runs the retail store at Johnny’s Selected Seeds, said Wednesday. “We are up 50 percent, and obviously, the economy has something to do with it.”
Farm keeps alive tradition of tapping trees
Bangor Daily News - 3/16/2009.
By Abigail Curtis – The subfreezing cold one afternoon last week slowed the flow of sap from the Aldermere Farm maple trees, but it couldn’t keep the smile from Kazan Kibler’s face.
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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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