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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org
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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.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Prune soon, fruit trees need spring touch ups
Bangor Daily News - 3/15/2012.
By Aislinn Sarnacki – Dig the shears out of the shed and get to snipping. Spring is just around the corner and the window is closing for pruning fruit trees, which are almost ready to wake up and blossom. If you don’t know the art of pruning trees, then set down the gardening tools for a moment. There’s still time to learn before hacking apart your orchard.
Tapped out: water in California’s farm country is dangerously polluted
Grist - 3/15/2012.
By Twilight Greenaway – There is ample evidence that nitrates from synthetic fertilizer pollute the water in California’s farm communities. But a new report released by the University of California-Davis proves the problem is much worse than anyone may have suspected.
California farms get testy over water quality
Miller-McCune - 3/15/2012.
By Melinda Burns – The world’s most pervasive groundwater pollution problem – nitrate in drinking water – is under scrutiny in the richest farming region of the United States.
Food trucks, cook-offs, Maine grains and more
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2012.
By Emily Burnham – In midcoast food news, there’s an exciting development in the world of food trucks – already on the verge of being a regular presence in Portland – with the unveiling of the Taco Libre Taco Truck.
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