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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Court Asked to Stop Planting of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Trees
Environmental News Service - 7/6/2010.
Fort Pierce, Florida: An alliance of conservation organizations is suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture over its approval of open-air field tests of a genetically engineered hybrid of eucalyptus tree across the southern United States.
Work, love converge at organic dairy farm
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 7/6/2010.
By Jason McKibben – Skowhegan: Sarah Smith loves her job. Which is a good thing, because it's a rare moment that she isn't working. Smith and her husband, Garin, operate Grassland Farm in Skowhegan.
300 converge on Unity fairgrounds to talk, learn about Permaculture
Bangor Daily News - 7/5/2010.
By Heather Steeves – Unity: About 300 people converged on the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association’s Common Ground Education Center over the July Fourth weekend to talk about sustainable land use, finding water, keeping bees and more at the sixth annual Northeast Permaculture Convergence. The three-day event was sold out Saturday, according to Lisa Fernandes, one of the organizers. This was the first time Maine hosted the convergence.
Houlton community market finds its footing
Bangor Daily News - 7/5/2010.
By Jen Lynds – Houlton: Officials at the Greater Houlton Chamber of Commerce, local vendors and residents are excited by the success they are seeing with a revamped community market that is attracting vendors selling everything from beans to blankets. The Chamber is sponsoring the new market, which will be held every Saturday in Market Square through early September.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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