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The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Join the Conversation About MOFGA's Future Work

Thank you to all who have joined us so far in talking about MOFGA's Vision, Values and Mission. There's still plenty of work ahead, and more opportunity for all of you to join the conversation. Visit the MOFGA Strategic Planning web page to see how you can get involved!

Left to right: Melissa Law, Ben Whalen, Abby and Jeff Fisher of Bumbleroot Organic Farm

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Ben Whalen and Melissa Law, who, with Jeff and Abby Fisher, are in their first year of growing vegetables, flowers and herbs at their Bumbleroot Organic Farm in Buxton. This MOFGA-certified organic farm sells at the Saco Farmers' Market, the Kittery Community Market and through its community supported agriculture program. "The four of us share a passion for ensuring that everyone has access to nutritious, locally grown food," they say. "We are very excited to be a part of the Portland area's vibrant food community!" Learn more at on the farm's website and on Facebook. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
State board may relax pesticide notification
Maine Sunday Telegram - 2/17/2013.
By North Cain - The state Board of Pesticides Control is considering a proposal to relax public notification requirements for pesticide spraying, so towns can respond more quickly to control mosquitoes or other insects that can transmit dangerous viruses.
Biotech Industry Ups Propaganda Efforts with Undercover Ambassadors?
Mercola.com - 2/17/2013.
By Joseph Mercola - For years now I’ve warned of the many potential dangers of genetically engineered (GE) foods, pointing out that such crops might have wholly unforeseen consequences. In recent years, such suspicions have increasingly proven correct, forcing the biotech industry to up the ante of their propaganda campaign.
Momentum becomes Ensia
Columbia Journalism Review - 2/17/2013.
By Curtis Brainerd - A nonprofit environmental magazine published by the University of Minnesota that’s been quietly racking up awards for three years is moving on to bigger and bolder things. On Tuesday, the university announced that Momentum, a thrice yearly publication launched in fall 2008, will now be called Ensia, and that with the new name comes a sleek new website designed to meet “a growing demand for trusted, solution-focused communication about environmental topics.”
Fewer bees in US threaten almond crop
Christian Science Monitor - 2/16/2013.
By Gosia Wozniacka, AP - Fewer bees are available to pollinate California's growing almond crop, which will begin flowering next week.
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September 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Seed Saving and Crop Diversity

September 9 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Biodynamic Farming

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