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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
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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