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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
Physical Address:
294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Pruning Fruit Trees

Sat., March 10
Three locations:
• College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Designed for beginner to intermediate orchardists managing backyard plantings to larger orchards. Learn to prune fruit trees to encourage vigorous growth, heavy fruit set, and quality fruit yield. Scionwood collection and storage will also be covered. Confirmation and directions will be sent a week prior to the start of the workshop. Please keep in mind that pre-registration and payment are required and this course fills up quickly!

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Aroostook County native takes reins of Maine Grain Alliance
Portland Press Herald - 7/24/2016.
By Mary Pols - When the 10th annual Kneading Conference kicks off in Skowhegan this week, attendees will be introduced to Tristan Noyes, the new executive director of the Maine Grain Alliance. When it’s not hosting the wildly popular artisan bread fair, the alliance works to preserve and promote grain traditions, including bringing heritage wheats back into production in Maine. Noyes is an Aroostook County native who runs a [MOFGA-certifie organic] lettuce farm called Gromaine in the County with his younger brother. We called him up to find out what lettuce has to do with grain and what his plans are for the organization.
Heirloom seed farmers make a home in Fort Fairfield
Bangor Daily News - 7/24/2016.
By Anthony Brino - On the same road as potato, grain and cattle farms in Fort Fairfield, Randel and Pam Agrella have a small farm with a distinctive purpose: preserving heirloom seeds.
Families head to Winthrop farm, others across the state
Kennebec Journal - 7/24/2016.
By Betty Adams - Families toured [MOFGA-certified organic] Cranberry Rock Farm Sunday under bright sunshine and clear blue skies.
[Pesticide in] wildflowers planted to aid bees may be crippling them
Minnesota Public Radio - 7/22/2016.
By Dan Gunderson - Swaths of Midwestern wildflowers planted by well-meaning governments and nonprofits to attract bees may be inadvertently harming them.
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