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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
Trump Administration Moves To Kill Rules For Organic Eggs
National Public Radio - 12/15/2017.
By Dan Charles,The Salt - The Trump administration has announced plans to withdraw a regulation that would have required organic egg producers to give their hens room to graze outdoors. The move was widely anticipated; the U.S. Department of Agriculture has repeatedly delayed the date on which these regulations would go into effect. But organic advocates still reacted with outrage and promised to fight the decision in court.
Food Sustainability Index
The Economist Intelligence Unit - 12/6/2017.
The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) launches Food Sustainability Index (FSI) 2017 which ranks 34 countries according to their food system sustainability. The US languishes in 24th place (out of 34 countries) in the FSI's nutritional challenges pillar, dragged down by elevated levels of consumption of meat, saturated fat and sugar. The overall rankings are based on the performance across the three pillars: sustainable agriculture; nutritional challenges; and food loss and waste.
Gates Foundation Hired PR Firm to Manipulate UN Over Gene Drives
Independent Science News - 12/4/2017.
By Jonathan Latham, PhD - Dec 5th is the opening day of a UN meeting in Montreal whose purpose is to help governments protect biodiversity. That meeting may decide the fate of gene drives, a technology in which the Gates Foundation is heavily invested, especially through its Target Malaria project.
Taryn Marcus, owner of Sheepscot General Store, answers 5 questions
Kennebec Journal - 12/4/2017.
The Whitefield general store owner says her biggest fear is 'staying financially viable.'
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