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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
Gulf of Mexico: from magnificent resource to industrial sacrifice zone
Grist - 5/1/2010.
By Tom Philpott – According to the EPA, the Gulf is the home of 59 percent of U.S. oyster production. Nearly three-quarters of wild shrimp harvested in the United States call it home. It is a major breeding ground for prized and endangered fish, including bluefin tuna, snapper, and grouper. It would be a wise policy to protect the Gulf, to nurture the health of its ecosytems, to leave it at least as productive as we found it for the next generations. So, how are we doing? As I write this, oil is gushing into the Gulf at the rate of 5,000 barrels per day, 5,000 feet below the water's surface.
Belfast students learn about gardening
Bangor Daily News - 5/1/2010.
By Abigail Curtis – Belfast: A sudden hailstorm meant the kids pulling dandelions and witch grass at the Troy Howard Middle School Garden Project on Thursday afternoon were due for an unscheduled break. They dashed, giggling, through the pelting ice and pulled up short in a warm, sheltered hoop house where spicy mustard greens and spinach are thriving. “My favorite part is just being outside,” said Desi Dodd, 12, of Belmont, who has been working in the organic garden “all year.”
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