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

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May 9, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $100; discounts for MOFGA members

This one-day immersion course is designed for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and organic farmers for a one-day introductory course in organic farming. Lunch will be provided.

The day will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA’s Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils, and cover plant families. After lunch we will tour a neighboring farm.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Fall is fine for planting
Bangor Daily News - 9/4/2010.
By Aislinn Sarnacki – Tall cornstalks and wilting flowers tell gardeners that it’s time to harvest and cut back flowers before frosty mornings and cool winds punctuate the end of summer. But some gardeners say, “It’s time to start planting.”
A farmer walks into a debate … and can’t find the punchline
Kennebec Journal - 9/3/2010.
Op-ed by Denis Thoet – Two takeaways from Tuesday's candidates' forum on ag-issues in Augusta: One, it was numbing. And two, on a more positive note, why would anyone want the job as next governor of Maine?
Libra purchases potato company in Mars Hill
Portland Press Herald - 9/3/2010.
By Dennis Hoey – Portland: A group of Maine-based investors has acquired an Aroostook County potato company. One of them, the Libra Foundation, owned the company from 1999 to 2006.
New study weighs in on organic vs. conventional debate
Grist - 9/2/2010.
By Michelle Venetucci Harvey – "Fruit and Soil Quality of Organic and Conventional Strawberry Agroecosystems," a study led by Washington State University Regents professor of soil science John Reganold, is one of the most comprehensive, persuasive studies yet to show the nutritional and environmental benefits of organic farming. Its findings only apply to strawberries – but they do point the way to the kind of research that can, and should, be done with other crops as well.
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