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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Editorial cartoon
Bangor Daily News - 6/28/2011.
FDA labels … not just for cigarette packaging.
How to share land (UK)
Common Dreams - 6/28/2011.
By Kelly McCartney – When looking through the lens of collaborative consumption or the mesh, it's easy to see how many of our needs can be met through sharing with others to some lesser or greater degree. Surveying this communally inclined world, we find that our homes, cars, jobs, time, and more can easily be shared. Land is another asset that can and should be shared.
Give Maine people more control over chemicals
Kennebec Journal - 6/27/2011.
Letter to the Editor – There is a definite relation between toxic chemicals and the rise of serious health problems such as cancer and infertility in Maine. The proposed Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 would immediately help prevent chemical-induced health issues by banning harmful chemicals and requiring manufacturers to list basic safety information on their products.
Community garden, locally grown produce taking root in Fort Kent
Bangor Daily News - 6/27/2011.
By Julia Bayly – Fort Kent: An area farm family and some gardeners have teamed up to create a food sustainability education campaign “Local Foods for Healthy Tables” and it’s in full swing at the Carroll Theriault farm where a new community garden is springing up next to a successful new commercial operation.
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October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

November 6-8 - MOFGA's 2015 Farmer to Farmer Conference

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