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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

MOFGA is an Equal Opportunity organization, provider, and employer.


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Beginning Beekeeping
with David Smith
Saturday, February 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

Fee: $50 for MOFGA members; $75 for non-members. Please bring your own lunch to this event.

Our beekeeping short course will cover the essentials to get you going in the world of beekeeping, such as where to locate your apiary, characteristics of different races of bees, where to purchase bees and equipment, how to assemble that equipment, and how to establish your first hive and get it through the first season.

Instructor David Smith is an experienced beekeeper who has maintained over 200 honey bee colonies for 35-plus years. He has served as assistant state apiary inspector, and he owns and operates Sparky's Apiaries in Hope, Maine.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Russell Wayne Libby
Kennebec Journal - 12/12/2012.
Mount Vernon – Russell Wayne Libby died on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. He was born Aug. 16, 1956, in Lincoln, the eldest son of Ronald and Sandra (McCormick) Libby. Russell spent most of his childhood in Sorrento, where he spent much of his time in the woods surrounding his home, bird watching and teaching himself about the woodlands of Maine.
A Free, Pick-Your-Own Orchard Takes Root in Los Angeles
TakePart - 12/12/2012.
By Willy Blackmore - Before Seattle developed plans for its one-of-a-kind food forest, before Guerilla Grafters took their pruning knives to the flowering trees on the sidewalks of San Francisco, there was Fallen Fruit.
Hyper-Locavoring - the joys, frustrations and blessings of living very very local
Transition US - 12/11/2012.
Blessing the Hands that Feed Us recounts Vicki Robin’s experiment in hyper-local eating and what it taught her about herself, her neighbors, her place on earth, her passions, her politics and the prospects for a prosperous future for all our lives.
Pesticides: Now More Than Ever
The New York Times - 12/11/2012.
By Mark Bittman – How quickly we forget. After the publication of “Silent Spring,” 50 years ago, we (scientists, environmental and health advocates, birdwatchers, citizens) managed to curb the use of pesticides and our exposure to them – only to see their application grow and grow to the point where American agriculture uses more of them than ever before.
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