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The Great Maine Apple Day: Learn, Taste, Share, Enjoy!
October 25, noon to 4 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture. The annual Great Maine Apple Day, sponsored by MOFGA, Fedco and the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, takes place on Saturday, October 25, from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers. More information.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
When Goats Join the Restoration Team
Ecological Landscaping Assoc. - 10/16/2014.
By Maureen Sundberg - Six goats remove 2 acres of a nearly impenetrable thicket of multiflora rose, glossy buckthorn, common buckthorn, Asiatic bittersweet, and a smattering of other invasive plants, all blanketed by poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), in Boston. Some poison ivy remained ...
Guinea Fowl: Your Overlooked Backyard Buddy
Modern Farmer - 10/15/2014.
By Hannah Winkler - … if you’re concerned with improving our food system's addiction to pesticides and looking for an alternative 'jack of all trades' barnyard animal, consider the often-overlooked guinea fowl.
Civil Society Blast Northern “Syn Bio Club” for Impeding UN Talks Progress
ETC Group - 10/15/2014.
Pyeongchang, South Korea - Regarded as the next phase of development of the genetic engineering industry, synthetic biology encompasses a range of far-reaching bioengineering techniques that give companies greater control over lifeforms' DNA, which they are re-designing and manipulating for industrial purposes. The first products of synthetic biology, typically produced by re-engineered yeast or algae, are now entering use in food, fragrances and consumer products.
Failing Humans and Planet, EPA Greenlights 'Agent Orange' Herbicide
Common Dreams - 10/15/2014.
By Lauren McCauley - Ignoring the concerns of scientists, doctors, food safety advocates, environmentalists, and more than half a million U.S. citizens, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday issued their final approval for what has been dubbed Dow AgroSciences' 'Agent Orange' herbicide.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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