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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

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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