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


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Junk food ads prevalent in Maine high schools despite ban, study finds
Bangor Daily News - 3/8/2012.
By Jackie Farwell – Portland: Maine high schools are plastered with promotions for junk foods despite a state law that prohibits marketing unhealthy snacks and drinks on public school grounds, according to a new study.
Flower show offers garden ideas to take home
Portland Press Herald - 3/8/2012.
By Tom Atwell – Portland: The theme of this year's Portland Flower Show is "Celebration," but the people who attended the opening night and awards ceremony Wednesday were looking for something more practical: ideas they can use in their gardens at home.
Campbell's Soup Starts to Remove Bisphenol A from Cans
Environmental News Service - 3/7/2012.
Months of pressure from consumer, public health and concerned parents' organizations worried about the health effects of the chemical bisphenol A in canned food linings are having an impact on the Campbell's Soup Company. The New Jersey company says it has begun to phase out the use of the chemical in its cans.
Food hubs: how small farmers get to market
Grist - 3/7/2012.
By Claire Thompson – Ask most small and mid-sized farmers who sell food to a local audience what they like least about their job and they will probably say marketing and distribution. Enter food hubs.
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