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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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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
Maine's Unity College a Leader in "Fossil Free" Movement
Maine Public Broadcasting - 12/11/2012.
By Susan Sharon – An energetic student movement has swept the country over the past month to raise the collective consciousness about climate change. "Fossil-free" campaigns are now underway at more than 180 campuses around the country. And as Susan Sharon reports, one of the leaders of the movement is Unity College in Unity, Maine.
Americans living longer, with unhealthy lifestyles: report
Reuters - 12/11/2012.
By Peter Rudegeair – Americans have longer, but not necessarily healthier, lives due to high rates of preventable chronic disease, according to an annual report on the nation's health released on Tuesday.
Most of California's water footprint tied to food production
Los Angeles Times - 12/11/2012.
By Bettina Boxall – Ninety-three percent of California’s water footprint is tied to agricultural production, both food that is imported from out of state or grown, produced and consumed in state.
Russell Libby: Rest in Peace
Lilliput Review - 12/11/2012.
This morning, it comes: a dull, heavy blow that Russell Libby has died. I'm having a hard time expressing the admiration I had for this man and poet, so I'll let his words stand in stead.
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