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Joy Trueworthy and Brittany Hopkins of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag.

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Meet Brittany Hopkins (right) and Joy Trueworthy of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag. This MOFGA certified organic farm grows vegetables, herbs, berries and melons to sell at the Ellsworth Farmers' Market on Saturdays, the Bangor Farmers' Market on Sundays, and at an on-farm stand. "We are proud to have MOFGA independently verify our organic practices," say the farmers. Learn more at www.wiseacresfarm.net and at www.facebook.com/wiseacresfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Organic-Food Champion’s Departure From USDA Sows Seeds of Concern
National Journal - 3/20/2013.
By Jerry Hagstrom - Kathleen Merrigan ushered in a fresh focus on organic and local food, so her departure from USDA has sown concern among her followers.
As spring arrives, Maine flower growers weather challenges of late-winter snow, cold
Bangor Daily News - 3/20/2013.
By Seth Koenig - Maine flower growers remained defiant against the elements on the first official day of spring Wednesday, saying they’ll persevere despite late-winter cold and snow that drives up heating costs and stalls plant rotations.
Transition Lab – preparing the next generation of REconomists?
REconomy Project - 3/20/2013.
By Russell Evans - Most of us would love to experiment with, develop, and launch new businesses that will transition our economy. But without the extra time, resources, and training necessary, it is hard to make such a radical leap.
Industrial Poultry Processing: Unsafe at These Speeds
Southern Poverty Law Center - 3/20/2013.
Every day in Alabama, thousands of people report to work at vast poultry processing plants. Inside these frigid plants, workers stand almost shoulder-to-shoulder as chicken carcasses zip by on high-speed processing lines. Together, small teams of workers may hang, gut or slice more than 100 birds in a single minute. It’s a process they’ll repeat for eight hours or more in order to prepare birds for dinner tables and restaurants across America.
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March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

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April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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