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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Beginning Beekeeping
with David Smith
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event.

Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Instructor David Smith is an experienced beekeeper who has maintained over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has served as assistant state apiary inspector, and he owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
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Maine Food & Lifestyle - 9/24/2013.
A simple ingredients list makes this recipe easy to shop for and prepare. Delicious seafood dish in a few easy steps!
MOFGA’s Common Ground Community and New Executive Director Ted Quaday
Portland Press Herald - 9/24/2013.
By Sharon Kitchens, The Root - The 37th Common Ground Country Fair came to an end Sunday having set record attendance numbers on Friday (approximately 20,000 people) and Saturday (approximately 27,000 people). Sunday, got off to a wet, but spirited start with dedicated fair goers arriving as the fair opened for its final day.
Rice research sheds new light on GM traits in 'superweeds'
Farming Online (UK) - 9/24/2013.
Rice containing an overactive gene that makes it resistant to a common herbicide can pass that genetic trait to weedy rice, prompting powerful growth even without a weed-killer to trigger the modification benefit, new research shows.
Global Love Of Bananas May Be Hurting Costa Rica's Crocodiles
GPB News - 9/24/2013.
By Rhitu Chatterjee - Americans love bananas. Each year, we eat more bananas than any other fruit. But banana growers use a lot of pesticides and those chemicals could be hurting wildlife. As a new study shows, the pesticides are ending up in the bodies of crocodiles living near banana farms in Costa Rica, where many of the bananas we eat are grown.
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