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Support MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

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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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME



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MOFGA's Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

Everything you want to know about growing your own organic garden. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners. Held in partnership with Maine's Adult & Community Education program and community sponsors.

Most classes were held on April 2nd. The following locations will hold classes later in the month:

Bucksport - April 16
Gray - April 23

Click here for class details

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Legislator wants Maine to expand maple syrup industry
Bangor Daily News - 2/3/2011.
By Terry Karkos – Rumford: A local lawmaker wants Maine to tap into the unrealized potential for growing its maple syrup industry. State Rep. Matt Peterson, D-Rumford, said Friday by e-mail that he’s submitted a resolve to create a commission that would study the potential for expanding the Maine Maple Sugar Industry.
How the next farm bill could plant a new crop of farmers
Grist - 2/3/2011.
By Lindsey Lusher Shute – USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack recently called for 100,000 new farmers – a recognition that the U.S. farm population is aging rapidly. To create a revitalized, sustainable, and socially just food system, we need to cultivate a new generation of farmers – and quickly.
A food manifesto for the future
The New York Times - 2/2/2011.
By Mark Bittman – For decades, Americans believed that we had the world’s healthiest and safest diet. We worried little about this diet’s effect on the environment or on the lives of the animals (or even the workers) it relies upon. Nor did we worry about its ability to endure – that is, its sustainability. That didn’t mean all was well.
Hungry for change
Huffington Post - 2/2/2011.
By Craig K. Comstock – Sharply rising food prices have often meant trouble for governments, especially when people expect better and the cost of food is a big fraction of average household consumption. In the U.S., where grocery costs are a small fraction of the average budget, it is hard to imagine the effect of sharply rising prices for bread or rice, cooking oil, and other essential foods.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

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

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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