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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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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Volunteers' Earth Day Cleanup Day at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
Saturday, April 19

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host an Earth Day Cleanup Day with volunteers at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine, on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by helping us prepare our grounds for the upcoming growing season. Volunteers receive a hearty lunch and a free T-shirt.

Depending on the weather, volunteers may be cleaning, raking and mulching gardens, screening compost for use on the grounds, doing light carpentry, helping our Low-Impact Forestry Committee with its work in the woods ... or helping with other projects.

For more information or to RSVP for the workday, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Anna Libby, at alibby@mofga.org or 568-4142. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center is located in Unity, Maine, on the Crosby Brook Road, off Routes 139/220.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Lobster dieoffs linked to plastic pollution, including bisphenol A
Treehugger - 8/11/2010.
By Jaymi Heimbuch – Molecular biologist Hans Laufer, of the University of Connecticut, has discovered that waterborne chemicals leached from plastics and detergents seem to contribute to "shell disease," which has caused huge dieoffs among lobsters of Long Island Sound during the past ten years.
Backyard Locavore Tour will cover a lot of ground
Portland Press Herald - 8/11/2010.
By Avery Yale Kamila – After more than 300 people bought tickets to last year's inaugural Backyard Locavore Tour, the organizers are getting ready for another oversized crowd when the edible garden excursion returns this Saturday. Unlike more typical garden tours, this event highlights plots growing vegetables, fruits and herbs, with a few offering a glimpse of small livestock husbandry and beekeeping.
State invites input on plan to ban BPA
Portland Press Herald - 8/11/2010.
By Beth Quimby – The Maine Board of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on whether to ban the sale of baby bottles, sippy cups and reusable food and beverage containers that contain bisphenol-A at 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Holiday Inn and Ground Round in Augusta.
Smiling Hill Farm’s owner sees tomato greenhouse as ripe opportunity
Portland Press Herald - 8/11/2010.
By Melanie Creamer – The owner of Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook wants to develop a 20-acre greenhouse and grow millions of pounds of hydroponic tomatoes.
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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

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