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Support MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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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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MOFGA's Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

Everything you want to know about growing your own organic garden. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners. Held in partnership with Maine's Adult & Community Education program and community sponsors.

Most classes were held on April 2nd. The following locations will hold classes later in the month:

Bucksport - April 16
Gray - April 23

Click here for class details

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Is environmental injustice morphing little girls’ bodies?
Common Dreams - 8/11/2010.
By Michelle Chen – The beginning of adolescence is a tough time for any girl. It's harder when you're growing up in a tough neighborhood and go to a rough school. And it's really hard when you face all the surging hormones and other tribulations of puberty before you even reach your eighth birthday.
USDA wants us to ‘know your farmer,’ FDA wants us to stay home
Grist - 8/11/2010.
By David Gumpert – Customers of Country Hen, a central Massachusetts organic egg producer, found an upsetting announcement in their egg cartons recently: The farm tours that had been a tradition of the farm since it opened 22 years ago were being discontinued.
Puppies, kittens can’t be treated as badly as chickens
Kennebec Journal - 8/11/2010.
Letter by Elizabeth Vigue – Scott Knox’s letter (Aug. 1) stated that $4 per dozen is too much to pay for free-range eggs. He implies that low prices justify the methods employed by factory “farms.” Does he realize what kind of life “laying hens” have to endure?
Asian rice yields drop as climate change warms nighttime temperatures
Treehugger - 8/11/2010.
By Matthew McDermott – Just as Lester Brown writes about rising temperatures leading to rising food prices, a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences details the connection, already evident and likely to become more so, between rising temperatures and declining rice yields in parts of Asia. It's decidedly not a pretty picture.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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