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Great Maine Apple Day


Sunday, October 18, 2015
12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Rain or Shine

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

Common Ground Education Center
294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity Maine

$4 for non-members, $2 for members
Kids get in free!

Celebrate the history, flavor and tradition of Maine apples, while honoring the importance of a diversified, perennial agriculture.

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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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October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

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November 19-22 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops

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