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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Farm in state of semi-hibernation
Kennebec Journal - 1/9/2009.
By Denis Thoet – It's a nice coincidence that the end of our farming year is pretty much the end of our financial year, so we can run the numbers and start making plans for next year. The big picture is that our one acre-plus garden produced almost 9,000 pounds of food out of 35 different kinds of fruits and vegetables.
Can’t eat the view? Wait for final vote
Portland Press Herald - 1/9/2009.
A Scarborough gardener's proposal to create an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn is leading one online contest and in the top 15 of a second as Barack Obama's Inauguration Day approaches.
Family farmers demand real change
Common Dreams - 1/9/2009.
As President-elect Barack Obama confronts the current economic crisis, in the shadows lurks an issue that demands equal attention, despite it's low profile during the campaign: agriculture.
Eat the stimulus
Grist - 1/9/2009.
Investing in a new food system should be part of the economic-spending package.
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