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Spring Growth Conference:
Farming in the Face of Climate Change
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (snow date March 8)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity


On-farm nutrient cycling is a key way that farms can build resilience in the face of climate change. At this year's Spring Growth Conference, co-sponsored by MOFGA, Unity College and The Resilience Hub, participants will hear about historical trends impacting Maine's weather patterns and the theoretical opportunities for closing the nutrient loop. The keynote speaker is John Aber from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. MOFGA's organic crop specialist, Eric Sideman, will facilitate a farmer panel discussion of practices on the farm. Details and registration.

 

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 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Belfast

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Hallowell

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Bangor

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

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

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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