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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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Reducing Food Waste While Feeding the Hungry
Worldwatch Institute - 8/20/2013.
By Carol Dreibelbis - According to a report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) last year, 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten. Americans throw away about US$165 billion worth of food each year – or about 9 kilograms of food per person each month – which then ends up in landfills, where it accounts for about a quarter of U.S. methane emissions.
Home gardens: eat what you sow and sell the surplus
The Guardian [UK] - 8/19/2013.
By Caspar van Vark - Could global food security be achieved by growing tomatoes up a wall and pumpkins on a rooftop? It sounds unlikely, but food security isn't just about full stomachs. Adequate nutrition is also crucial, and helping women in particular to run productive home gardens could save millions of lives in developing countries.
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