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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship through cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

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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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

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