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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
How to bring healthier foods to corner stores
Common Dreams - 9/4/2009.
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy – Corner stores around the country have used a number of innovative strategies to bring healthier food to their shelves, finds a new paper by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. In many low-income neighborhoods without a grocery store, corner stores are one of the few food options for consumers. In Healthy Food for All: Healthy Corner Store Strategies from Across the United States, IATP explores how corner stores have expanded their selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, utilized social marketing strategies and transformed their in-store facilities to successfully sell healthier food.
Impact of lawn chemicals unnoticed by landowners
Portland Press Herald - 9/4/2009.
Letter to the editor by Matt Power – As I walk through my Portland neighborhood, I'm always stunned by how many people still use herbicides and pesticides to give their lawn the look of a golf course. I'm guessing most people simply aren't aware that they're spreading poison – not only on their own little parcel, but also directly into Back Cove every time it rains.
Mercury rising: Temperature will soar in some U.S. States within the century
Treehugger - 9/4/2009.
By Naturally Savvy – The heat is on. We all know climate change is a very real and very dangerous fact of life, and many people are changing their lives in an attempt to stop it. But just how hot could things get? The Nature Conservancy has developed a new online tool called the ClimateWizard, which maps past and projected climate data.
Maine Fare to serve up feast of food, thought
Bangor Daily News - 9/4/2009.
By Abigail Curtis – Camden, Maine: Here’s a recipe for success. Take one successful celebration of Maine food and drink, add top local chefs and liberally dollop with discussions about sustainability. Garnish with delicious dinners, decadent desserts and locally produced wines and spirits – even a cocktail made with Moxie – and enjoy.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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