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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
Who Owns Organic
The Cornucopia Institute - 1/16/2013.
The latest update of major corporate ownership and involvement in the organic food sector is now out. The chart graphically focuses on the organic brands with ties to the top 25 food processors in North America.
Online magazine in Portland tracks health food industry
Portland Press Herald - 1/16/2013.
By Avery Yale Kamila - Dan McGovern works in a growth industry. As the founder and editor of Sustainable Food News, McGovern, 44, is immersed in the expanding and fast-moving world of better-for-you-food. Produced in Portland, the online business magazine publishes Monday through Friday and chronicles the health food industry's latest news and trends.
Insecticide 'unacceptable' danger to bees, report finds
The Guardian [UK] - 1/16/2013.
By Damian Carrington - The world's most widely used insecticide has for the first time been officially labelled an "unacceptable" danger to bees feeding on flowering crops. Environmental campaigners say the conclusion, by Europe's leading food safety authority, sounds the "death knell" for the insect nerve agent.
Earliest Blooms Recorded in U.S. Due to Global Warming
National Geographic - 1/16/2013.
By Christine Dell'Amore - Blooming dates reported by Henry David Thoreau and Aldo Leopold, compared with those in Massachusetts and Wisconsin during 2010 and 2012, showed that those two recent warm spells triggered many spring-flowering plants to blossom up to 2.3 days earlier for every 1 degree F rise in average spring temperatures.
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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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