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Organic Farming: Principles and Practices
March 18 and 25, 2015
Viles Arboretum, Augusta



Two-part course designed to provide farmers with a strong background in soils, weeds and pest management, enabling them to make good management decisions. Lectures by Eric Sideman, MOFGA's organic crop specialist. Guest lecturers, including local farmers, will also speak and join the discussion. Information and registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Industrial Ag Triggers Devastating 'Web' of Pollution
Common Dreams - 2/18/2013.
By Lauren McCauley - A new report published Monday by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) implicates the global industrial farming system in the disastrous impacts that fertilizer abuse and waste are having on our natural world.
Another Side of the Immigration Debate
Other Words - 2/18/2013.
By Jill Richardson - We reap the benefits of cheap farm and meatpacking labor in the form of low-priced food, thanks to the contributions of millions of undocumented workers.
Empathy: our strongest weapon against climate change?
Transition Voice - 2/18/2013.
By Erik Curren - Socrates said that the best way to live a good life is to know yourself. In the twentieth century, knowing yourself meant introspection, the practice of looking within popularized by Freudian psychoanalysis. But introspection can easily lead to navel gazing, self love and egoism. Such narcissism is unlikely to help deal with the big problems that threaten human society today, from climate change to global poverty to war in the Middle East.
Tooth decay bacteria evolved as diet changed
ABC Science - 2/18/2013.
By Bianca Nogrady - Mesolithic hunter-gatherers living on a meat-dominated, grain-free diet had much healthier mouths that we have today, with almost no cavities and gum disease-associated bacteria, a genetic study of ancient dental plaque has revealed.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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