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Spring Growth Conference:
Farming in the Face of Climate Change
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (snow date March 8)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity


On-farm nutrient cycling is a key way that farms can build resilience in the face of climate change. At this year's Spring Growth Conference, co-sponsored by MOFGA, Unity College and The Resilience Hub, participants will hear about historical trends impacting Maine's weather patterns and the theoretical opportunities for closing the nutrient loop. The keynote speaker is John Aber from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. MOFGA's organic crop specialist, Eric Sideman, will facilitate a farmer panel discussion of practices on the farm. Details and registration.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Growing demand for Maine lobster is a wise investment
The Working Waterfront - 3/25/2013.
Editorial - The old adage, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" is too simplistic advice for what ails the Maine lobster industry. But it does hold a kernel of truth.
Officials: Elver season stunted by low temperatures, prices
Bangor Daily News - 3/25/2013.
By Bill Trotter - Ellsworth: The 2013 elver fishing season in Maine has begun with cooler temperatures and cooler prices, according to a state official. The state’s elver season began Friday on more of a muted note than it did in 2012, Lt. Dale Sprowl of Maine Marine Patrol said Monday.
Let those alewives go
Bangor Daily News - 3/25/2013.
Editorial - The state committee charged with recommending whether to let alewives back into the upper reaches of the St. Croix River should base its decision on science, not anecdotes or politics, and approve a bill to allow the river herring unfettered access to spawning ground.
Organic produce springs from indoor farm
Portland Press Herald - 3/25/2013.
By Rick Foster, The Sun Chronicle: Attleboro, Mass. - Cooks who favor organic ingredients in their salad could be getting their next batch of bean sprouts or lettuce from an indoor farm.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

February 28 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Portland

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Belfast

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Hallowell

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Bangor

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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