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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Organic Farming:
Principles and Practices

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May 9, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity
Fee: $100; discounts for MOFGA members

This one-day immersion course is designed for MOFGA apprentices but is open to any participants interested in learning the fundamental principles and practices of organic farming.

Join specialists from MOFGA’s Agricultural Services Department and organic farmers for a one-day introductory course in organic farming. Lunch will be provided.

The day will focus on the fundamentals of organic vegetable farming. MOFGA’s Eric Sideman, Organic Crops Specialist, and Dave Colson, Agricultural Services Director, will cover theory and best practices for organic management of soils, and cover plant families. After lunch we will tour a neighboring farm.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
The Buzz on Biodiversity
Ecological Landscaping Alliance - 1/15/2013.
By Michael Phillips - Permaculture people speak of two classes of plants to encourage within any gardenscape. Recognizing the role of dynamic accumulators and beneficial accumulators helps us bring specific plant interactions into focus.
Achieving a Sustainable Food System with Organic Farming
Worldwatch Institute - 1/15/2013.
Washington, D.C. - Despite a slight decline between 2009 and 2010, since 1999 the global land area farmed organically has expanded more than threefold to 37 million hectares, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online service.
Business is popping for Corinth-based Little Lad’s
Bangor Daily News - 1/15/2013.
By Emily Burnham - The folks behind Little Lad’s - Larry and Maria Fleming, who live in Corinth, near the processing plant where they make the popcorn and other Little Lad’s products - started making the popcorn as a side dish for the sandwiches they served at their vegan cafes in Portland and New York City. Soon, the popcorn began to overwhelm the demand for sandwiches and soups.
USDA Appoints New Member to the National Organic Standards Board
USDA - 1/15/2013.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture appointed environmentalist and farmer Francis Thicke, Ph.D. to the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) on Jan. 15, adding valuable perspective to this 15-member advisory Board.
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