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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Beginning Beekeeping
with David Smith
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event.

Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Instructor David Smith is an experienced beekeeper who has maintained over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has served as assistant state apiary inspector, and he owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
In Meat Tests, More Data Tying Human Illness To Farm Antibiotics
National Public Radio - 4/17/2013.
By Eliza Barclay - Are the antibiotics the livestock industry uses on animals responsible for antibiotic-resistant infections in people? Bacteria are notoriously hard to follow from farm to fork, but more pieces of the puzzle are coming together that suggest the answer is yes.
Grassroot-level innovations may hold the key to global challenges
The Guardian [UK] - 4/17/2013.
By Duncan Garde, Agustina Memoli and Paulina Polak - Low tech, grassroot-level innovations may hold the key to overcoming some of the resource challenges we face today; and we might be missing them.
Lighting a Spark on the High Plains
The New York Times - 4/17/2013.
Op-Ed by Mary Pipher - I grew up in Nebraska. My great-grandparents homesteaded here. Generally, Nebraskans are a polite, cautious people more interested in weather than politics, and in pie than causes. That is, until recently.
Sounding the SOS (Save our seafood)
Portland Press Herald - 4/17/2013.
By Meredith Goad - Steve and Michelle Corry, owners of Five Fifty-Five in Portland, participated in the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's Out of the Blue program last year, making it a point to place under-used fish from the Gulf of Maine on their menu to give overfished species a break.
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