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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practice


Tuesday, May 24 and
Wednesday, May 25
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Free for MOFGA apprentices (registration required); MOFGA members $75; all other registrants $100 per day or $150 for both days

This is a two-day immersion course (free for MOFGA apprentices) open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA's Agricultural Services Department and a panel of organic farmers for a two-day introductory course in organic farming. Register for either or both days. Lunch will be provided.

More information

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
A valuable land resource
Bangor Daily News - 1/3/2009.
Editorial – Many older landowners find it difficult to convince their children to take over the year-round commitment of running a farm. A resource in Maine is making that transition easier by providing a wealth of information to landowners. The Resources First Foundation has links to land trusts, lawyers and estate planners.
2009 gardening resolution: grow heirloom seeds
Bangor Daily News - 1/3/2009.
By Reeser Manley – Seed catalogs arrive in the mail and I start to plan next year’s vegetable garden, an annual ritual as entrenched as those of any holiday. This winter I have a new focus, a resolution to grow heirloom vegetable varieties in Marjorie’s garden. It started with Barbara Kingsolver’s book “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, A Year of Food Life.”
Incredible edible food revolution is happening
Treehugger - 1/2/2009.
What happens when two women in a small town realise that vegetables could be planted in the flowerbeds of the local parks and along the edges of the town's cemetery. A revolution, of a planting kind, is born.
‘Invisible’ colours irresistible to bees
The Independent - 1/2/2009.
Bees live in a paintbox world in which flowers take on different colours that are invisible to the human eye. Flower petals use the property, known as iridescence, to attract pollinators, scientists have discovered. Iridescence is not due to a pigment but depends on surface structure, meaning tones change according to the angle the object is looked at.
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May 11 - Farm Training Project Workshop: 2016 Communication Kick-Off Potluck Social

May 12 - Slow Money Maine Gathering in Gardiner

May 18 - Farm Training Project Workshop: Haying Basics & Tractor Safety

May 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Level 1 for Women at Hidden Valley Nature Center

May 24-25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

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