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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Raft of environmental bills in legislative hopper
Kennebec Journal - 1/30/2009.
Heather Spalding, associate director of the Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association, said one bill would require farmers and others who spray pesticides to notify neighbors within a quarter mile that they intend to apply the chemicals. Neighbors who want more detailed information can then sign up to be part of a registry.
Is America on the brink of a food crisis?
Alternet - 1/29/2009.
If we continue our offenses against the land, we will have a problem far more complex than the failure of our economy.
Organic food: why we grow it, sell it and eat it, and how it can help save our world
Star Press [Muncie, Indiana] - 1/29/2009.
Why should we eat organic food? There can potentially be dozens of answers to this question, but I have basically broken the answers down into five main reasons.
Seed bank for the world threatened by financial crisis
Common Dreams - 1/29/2009.
ARDINGLY, England - A seed bank that is trying to collect every type of plant in the world is now under threat from the global financial crisis, its director says.
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