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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practices

Crops

May 9, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $100; discounts for MOFGA members

This one-day immersion course is designed for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and organic farmers for a one-day introductory course in organic farming. Lunch will be provided.

The day will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA’s Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils, and cover plant families. After lunch we will tour a neighboring farm.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Pathogens In Our Pork - Op-Ed by Nicholas Kristof
The New York Times - 3/14/2009.
We don’t add antibiotics to baby food and Cocoa Puffs so that children get fewer ear infections. That’s because we understand that the overuse of antibiotics is already creating “superbugs” resistant to medication.
Obama pledges to improve food safety
The New York Times - 3/14/2009.
By Gardiner Harris – Describing the government’s failure to inspect 95 percent of food processing plants as “a hazard to the public health,” President Obama promised Saturday to bolster and reorganize the nation’s fractured food-safety system.
Dirt alert: test for lead, vegetable gardeners
Portland Press Herald - 3/14/2009.
By John Richardson – For Samantha Langley-Turnbaugh, a soil scientist and professor at the University of Southern Maine, there's a real public-health risk to the spring ritual: lead poisoning. Soil can be so contaminated with lead that digging or playing in it, or eating vegetables grown in it, can be dangerous.
This time of year, it’s OK to get a little sappy
Bangor Daily News - 3/14/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – Steam swirled around Lori Dana on Thursday as she checked the fire under the bubbling maple sap. It softened the skin, fogged up eyeglasses and filled the air with a light, sugary scent. “You want it to stay at a rolling boil,” she said, nearly hidden by the blanket of steam. Dana took a deep breath, pulling in the aroma. She can tell by the smell how close the sap is to becoming the prized maple syrup.
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