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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine Maple Sunday reveals a sweet science
Portland Press Herald - 3/20/2013.
By Meredith Goad - Darker maple syrup, which in Maine is called Grade A Extra Dark Amber, would be labeled Grade B in Vermont and New Hampshire. In New York, the label might read "Extra Dark for Cooking." And in Canada, it's called "No. 2 Amber." Confused?
Bay Area grocery stores pledge not to sell genetically modified fish
San Jose Mercury News - 3/20/2013.
By Heather Somerville - In a dramatic sign of the growing wariness about genetically modified food, some of the nation's largest grocers, including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, will announce Wednesday they will not sell a type of salmon engineered by a biotech firm.
Flies, Maggots, Rats, and Lots of Poop: What Big Ag Doesn't Want You To See
Mother Jones - 3/20/2013.
By Tom Philpott - What's it like inside a factory farm? If the livestock and meat industries have their way, what little view we have inside the walls of these animal-reviewing facilities may soon be obscured.
Major US supermarkets to boycott GM salmon
The Guardian [UK] - 3/20/2013.
By Suzanne Goldenberg - A number of US supermarket chains pledged on Wednesday not to sell genetically modified salmon, in a sign of growing public concern about engineered foods on the dinner table.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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