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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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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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Volunteers' Earth Day Cleanup Day at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center
Saturday, April 19

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) will host an Earth Day Cleanup Day with volunteers at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine, on Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day by helping us prepare our grounds for the upcoming growing season. Volunteers receive a hearty lunch and a free T-shirt.

Depending on the weather, volunteers may be cleaning, raking and mulching gardens, screening compost for use on the grounds, doing light carpentry, helping our Low-Impact Forestry Committee with its work in the woods ... or helping with other projects.

For more information or to RSVP for the workday, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Anna Libby, at alibby@mofga.org or 568-4142. MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center is located in Unity, Maine, on the Crosby Brook Road, off Routes 139/220.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Listening to bees buzz can help spot disease
The Telegraph, UK - 3/24/2013.
By Richard Gray - Researchers are developing a device that could monitor vibrations in beehives to determine when bees are suffering from disease and then send wireless alerts to beekeepers.
Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Sumac-Lemon Vinaigrette
Maine Food & Lifestyle - 3/24/2013.
Plating Up - A healthy and delicious salad for a Meatless Monday meal, or for any time else. And if you haven’t been introduced to Sumac previously, this salad is a perfect opportunity to discover it.
Mainers go with syrup's flow
Portland Press Herald - 3/24/2013.
By Beth Quimby - Newfield: It was total gridlock Sunday morning on Elm Street, a normally quiet back road in this small town at the northern tip of York County. Hundreds of people were descending on Hilltop Boilers to celebrate the 30th annual Maine Maple Sunday and by 10 a.m. it was almost impossible to get through.
Maple syrup could sustain Maine's sugar needs, producers say
Waterville Morning Sentinel - 3/24/2013.
By Matt Hongoltz - Maine has the natural resources necessary to produce all of its own sugar, but the state's maple sugar industry is a long way from making that a reality, producers said on the 30th annual Maple Syrup Sunday.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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