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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
State dairy farms look at organic options
Bangor Daily News - 3/9/2009.
By Sharon Kiley Mack – AUGUSTA, Maine – Several farm organizations are working feverishly to find options for 30 Maine organic dairy farmers who either lost their H.P. Hood milk contracts or were asked last month to cut back production.
Community Supported Agriculture: A slice of harvest pie
Village Soup - 3/8/2009.
A growing number of enthusiastic eaters are seeking locally and sustainably grown vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy products from the farmlands of Maine, and over 120 Maine farms are offering shares of their harvest to consumers throughout our state.
Journey of a flower
Boston Globe - 3/8/2009.
By Kevin Alexander – This is, indeed, a story about a flower. Several stems of white lilac, to be specific. And how these lilacs, over the course of a couple of days, went from a greenhouse in the Netherlands to a tabletop in Charlestown.
Itching for spring?
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/8/2009.
By Ray Routhier – The theme of this year's Portland Flower Show – "From the Mountains to the Sea"– may also be a good description of people attending the event. That's because the Portland Flower Show will have no real regional competition.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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