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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME


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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes
April 8, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
At adult education programs across the state!
Registration fees: $5 to cover handouts



Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners.

Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels.

Class locations and more information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Genetically modified mosquitoes set off uproar in Florida Keys
Aljazeera - 11/9/2013.
By Patricia Sagastume - Potential solution to outbreaks of dengue fever, other mosquito-borne diseases awaits FDA approval.
No-till farming is on the rise. That’s actually a big deal.
The Washington Post - 11/9/2013.
By Brad Plumer - Here's a fascinating trend in U.S. agriculture that's been going on for the past few decades. It's the dramatic rise ... of no-till farming.
Our GM Food Fears Aren't Irrational
Wall Street Journal - 11/8/2013.
By Andrew Kimbrell - Marc Van Montagu's "The Irrational Fear of GM Food" (op-ed, Oct. 23) is flawed from its first sentence. Genetically engineered (GE) crops have failed to deliver the promises Mr. Van Montagu cites as fact.
NH Committee Sends GMO Labeling Bill to Floor for Action
NOFA-New Hampshire - 11/8/2013.
HB660 passed the House subcommittee that had been exhaustively studying it since mid-August last week. The bill came up short yesterday when the Environment and Agriculture Committee vote occurred after only a single session of consideration, with 12 voting ‘against’, 8 voting ‘for.’ The popular amended GMO labeling bill now moves forward to the full House for a debate and vote in early 2014.
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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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