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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
Pediatrics group cautions against pesticide use in homes and gardens
The Oregonian - 4/17/2013.
' By Katy Muldoon - The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a sweeping policy statement warning of the dangers of acute and chronic exposure to pesticides for children.
Celebrate the Farm with Dahlov Ipcar
Maine Art Scene - 4/17/2013.
By Brenda Bonneville - Maine Farmland Trust Gallery reopens on Friday, May 3 after a thorough renovation of the Trust’s downtown office in Belfast. The Gallery has been expanded to include a second floor dedicated to a dozen represented artists, while the first floor will continue to exhibit guest artists and group shows. On Friday May 3, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm there will be a public reception at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, located at 97 Main Street in Belfast, which Mrs. Ipcar plans to attend.
The future of food
The Washington Post - 4/17/2013.
By Barbara Damrosch - The students filed into our living room and took their places at our big table, all of them sustainable agriculture majors at Unity College in Maine. Some had long dreadlocks, and all were casually dressed, with women slightly outnumbering the men.
On the rebound, New England oysters face climate threat
The Daily Climate - 4/17/2013.
By Lindsey Konkel - After a generation of effort, New England's waters are clean enough to support an oyster industry. But climate change could undermine those gains.
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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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