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Phone: 207-568-4142
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MOFGA's Farmer to Farmer Conference
Nov. 1-3 at Point Lookout, Northport

Join us for this year’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in Northport, Maine. Keynote speaker Dan Brisebois will discuss Integrating Seed Production Into a Market Garden at Tourne-Sol Co-operative Farm (in Quebec). The conference features a unique 3-hour workshop session format, half dedicated to talks by farmers and other agricultural professionals and half dedicated to a roundtable discussion that solicits and builds on the accumulated knowledge of the attending farmers. For more information and session details or to register
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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Canada Declares Farm Use of Neonicotinoids “Unsustainable”
Beyond Pesticides - 9/17/2013.
Last Friday, Health Canada released new measures the agency claims are intended to protect bees from exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides. As with recent regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, beekeepers and environmental groups are criticizing the measures as inadequate.
Falmouth garden fertile ground for UMaine farm educators
The Forecaster - 9/17/2013.
By Will Graff - Hidden behind a relatively new suburban housing development off Clearwater Drive is Tidewater Farm, a one-acre garden at the mouth of the Presumpscot River.
MOFGA Oral History Project at the University of Maine
Portland Press Herald - 9/17/2013.
By Sharon Kitchens, The Root - For those of us who want a glimpse into the development of MOFGA and its growth and the Common Ground Country Fair and its expansion, there is the MOFGA Oral History Project at the University of Maine’s Folklife Center in Orono, Maine. The collection consists of fifty interviews, conducted between 2000 – 2004, with individuals associated with the beginnings of MOFGA and the fair.
EPA Provides Grant for Organic Gardening and Composting Training in Brooklyn
Environmental Protection Agency - 9/17/2013.
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to Green Guerillas, a New York City community-based organization, to teach organic gardening skills to a team of Brooklyn young people. The grant was awarded under the EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, which supports and empowers communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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