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- Albert Howard, The Soil and Health, 1947
    

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PO Box 170
Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME


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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
Precautionary approach to chemicals best for kids
Kennebec Journal - 4/3/2011.
Op-Ed by Nancy Ross – As a professor of environmental policy, I write in response to Jon Reisman's March 26 column criticizing the policy basis of the Kid-Safe Products Act. Reisman takes issue with a precautionary approach to assessing a chemical's impact on children. He would like to see the burden of proof fall on the public rather than the manufacturer.
Website puts gardening fixes at your fingertips
Maine Sunday Telegram - 4/3/2011.
By Tom Atwell – Gardening season is about two weeks away, and let me tell you right now: You are going to have some problems. I am not psychic, I am not pessimistic, and I am not trying to discourage you. I am being realistic.
Rotating vegetable families through the garden reduces pest damage
Bangor Daily News - 4/2/2011.
By Reeser Manley – What do vegetable farmers do in winter, in that time between harvest and the start of a new growing season? I asked my Horticulture Technology students this question last week, an entry into discussion of vegetable plant families.
US farmers going all out, but grain bins thinner
PlanetArk - 4/1/2011.
By Charles Abbott – U.S. farmers say they will plant some of the biggest corn and soybean crops ever this spring, racing to keep pace with unrelenting global demand that's rapidly depleting stockpiles and driving up food costs.
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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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