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Spring Growth Conference:
Farming in the Face of Climate Change
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (snow date March 8)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity


On-farm nutrient cycling is a key way that farms can build resilience in the face of climate change. At this year's Spring Growth Conference, co-sponsored by MOFGA, Unity College and The Resilience Hub, participants will hear about historical trends impacting Maine's weather patterns and the theoretical opportunities for closing the nutrient loop. The keynote speaker is John Aber from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. MOFGA's organic crop specialist, Eric Sideman, will facilitate a farmer panel discussion of practices on the farm. Details and registration.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Michael Pollan: Health reform will create a dieting revolution
Alternet - 9/14/2009.
By Michael Pollan, The New York Times – To listen to President Obama’s speech on Wednesday night, or to just about anyone else in the health care debate, you would think that the biggest problem with health care in America is the system itself – perverse incentives, inefficiencies, unnecessary tests and procedures, lack of competition, and greed.
Maine Fare: “Telling the Maine Food Story”
Plating Up (Maine Food and Lifestyle) - 9/14/2009.
Maine Fare discussion panels held on Sunday at the Knox Mill in Camden were dynamic. The panel entitled “Telling the Maine Food Story” was moderated by Don Lindgren of Rabelais Books in Portland.
Preserving her roots
Kennebec Journal - 9/13/2009.
By Kathleen Kahler – Troy: Pop. Pop. Pop, pop. The sweetest sound in the world, my sister says. She’s been home-canning for years, and still thrills to the audible ping as the jars’ contents cools enough to suck in the button and seal the rim of the lid to the jar.
Farm life agrees with Ethiopian girl
Kennebec Journal - 9/13/2009.
By Betty Jespersen – Clinton: Ten-year-old Selam Heinrich only has been in the United States for a year, but she has taken to farm life with a passion. On Saturday at the annual Clinton Lions Club Agricultural Fair, this shy girl from Ethiopia was among about a dozen members of the Brass Knobs 4-H Working Steer Club who were putting their young animals through their paces to impress the judges.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

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

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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