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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA
Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Hands-On, Skill-Sharing Event
Get ready to get dirty!
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rain or shine • Free!


Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a free, volunteer-driven event offering hands-on workshops based on re-skilling for resiliency. Please bring a dish to share for the Potluck Picnic Lunch and something to add to the Stone Soup Kettle. Come dressed to participate and ready to get your hands dirty!

 Bring family and friends! Many activities are kid-friendly or specifically for kids. Learn skills that will allow you to throw off the shackles of consumer dependency and be more self-reliant. More details.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Magazine names Turner’s Nezinscot Farm ‘Homesteaders of the Year’
Bangor Daily News - 7/10/2013.
By Daniel Hartill - Mother Earth News names Nezinscott Farm and Deer Isle Hostel owners among six U.S. "homesteaders of the year."
Whiteflies force major Maine farm to destroy crop
Portland Press Herald - 7/10/2013.
By Jessica Hall - Backyard Farms, which produces more than 27 million pounds of tomatoes a year, says an infestation of whiteflies in its greenhouses will force the company to destroy its entire crop of half-a-million plants and start over.
Meat industry doesn’t want to tell you where your meat comes from
Grist - 7/10/2013.
By John Upton - Industry groups are suing the U.S. government because they don’t want to have to tell you the origins of your meat.
LePage: I'll sign bill requiring labels for genetically modified foods
Portland Press Herald - 7/9/2013.
By Steve Mistler - Gov. Paul LePage confirmed Tuesday that he will sign a bill to require food producers to label products that contain genetically modified ingredients.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

June 3 - Farm Training Project Workshop – So You Wanna Work with Steel?

June 5 - MOFGA's Common Ground Radio Show

June 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Pest Control

June 9 - "Nourish Dinner" to Benefit MOFGA

June 10 - Pasture and Forage Management Workshop

June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

June 16 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Ecological Weed Management

June 17 - Pasture and Forage Management workshop

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Tractor Safety

June 23 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing

June 24 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Creative and Collaborative Marketing

June 27 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Summer Orchard Care


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