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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 and Effects of Climate Change on Maple Tree
Portland Press Herald - 3/19/2013.
By Sharon Kitchens - This Sunday, March 24 you will need to plug in your GPS or if you are old school spread out the Maine road atlas and start out for some of the sweetest spots in Maine … sugarhouses!
The Looming Threat of Water Scarcity
Worldwatch Institute - 3/19/2013.
By Supriya Kumar - Some 1.2 billion people - almost a fifth of the world - live in areas of physical water scarcity, while another 1.6 billion face what can be called economic water shortage. The situation is only expected to worsen.
Best Chef finalist a 'Primo' example of farm to table
Portland Press Herald - 3/19/2013.
By Meredith Goad - Melissa Kelly was in her car Monday, driving to New York through a snowstorm that was headed for Maine, when she heard in a phone call that the James Beard Foundation had named her a finalist for the prestigious Best Chef: Northeast award.
Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
Environmental Health News - 3/18/2013.
By Brian Bienkowski - Fish in lakes tainted with metals are losing their sense of smell, stoking concern among experts that the problem could devastate populations. But if the fish can get into cleaner water they start sniffing things properly again, according to new research out of Canada.
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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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