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Online ticket sales for the 2014 Common Ground Country Fair are CLOSED.

Ticket prices at the gates are increasing to help support improved services and higher operation costs. You may still buy Advance Tickets at any of the OUTLETS LISTED HERE up until Fair time.

Our Store is now closed except for memberships, donations and registrations for events and workshops so that we may focus on getting our new inventory ready for the Country Store on the fairgrounds. 2014 Fair T-shirts, tote bags, aprons and more will be available online by October 1.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
France aims to double organic farmland by 2017
Reuters - 5/31/2013.
By Gus Trompiz - France wants to double the area of farmland devoted to organic agriculture by 2017 to meet growing consumer demand through local production, the country's farm minister said.
Peak Water, Peak Oil…Now, Peak Soil?
Inter Press Service - 5/31/2013.
By Stephen Leahy - Reykjavik, Iceland: Soil is becoming endangered. This reality needs to be part of our collective awareness in order to feed nine billion people by 2050, say experts meeting here in Reykjavík. And a big part of reversing soil decline is carbon, the same element that is overheating the planet.
When will governments learn that GE crops are uncontrollable?
Greenpeace International - 5/31/2013.
By Janet Cotter - Shockwaves are being felt across the world's wheat markets following the first-ever discovery of unauthorised genetically engineered wheat growing on a US farm – a development that gives further proof that GE crops cannot be controlled.
Composters Call For Tighter Federal Regs On Herbicides
Vermont Public Radio - 5/31/2013.
By John Dillon - A year after chemical weed-killers contaminated compost in Vermont, the composting industry is calling for tighter federal regulations on persistent herbicides.
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