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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Monsanto’s Roundup residues in GM foods damage cells
Organic Consumers - 1/5/2009.
Roundup residues found in GM food and feed can cause cell damage and even death – even at very low levels.
Temple Grandin on 'The Best Life For Animals'
Fresh Air Podcast - 1/5/2009.
Temple Grandin has written extensively about her experiences as a person with autism, and the insights autism have given her about animal behavior. The program visits with Grandin, as she talks about her new book, "Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals."
Sterling College bakes organic pies to feed community
Treehugger - 1/4/2009.
Sterling College - University of Vermont students give new meaning to the idea of college students getting baked. ahem. This time, they are actually baking pies to save the planet. Combining a need in area food banks, with a surplus of organic butternut squash and willing labor, one local community is taking its motto outside of their campus walls and acting locally.
Early garden picks: seeking leeks and set on rudbeckia
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/4/2009.
Tom Atwell – I've been thinking about leeks lately. Nancy and I have never grown them and rarely eat them, except when visiting friends and occasionally out at restaurants.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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