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MOFGA
PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
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
16 tons for hungry
Foster’s Daily Democrat - 12/29/2013.
York County’s Maine Harvest for Hunger Program gathered 48,641 pounds (more than 16 tons) of fresh produce from York County farms, orchards, community gardens and home gardens in 2013, which was distributed to 45 hunger relief agencies.
Outcome of trades talks splits state
Maine Sunday Telegram - 12/29/2013.
By Kevin Miller - Maine companies that sell more than $600 million worth of products to Pacific nations are awaiting the outcome of secret talks on a new international trade agreement that could affect jobs as varied as fabricating computer chips and processing lobster.
Whole Foods and the Organic Movement: Bigger Than You Think
The Motley Fool - 12/29/2013.
By Brian Stoffel - This past month, Whole Foods (NASDAQ: WFM) co-CEOs John Mackey and Walter Robb went on CNBC's Mad Money and made a surprising announcement: Instead of stopping at 1,000 stores, Whole Foods now sees itself growing to 1,200 locations nationwide.
GM food: Blight or bonanza?
Shanghai Daily - 12/28/2013.
By Tan Weiyun - The GM debate has recently heated up in China though GM crops are grown safely on 170 million hectares worldwide. China itself is a big importer of GM corn and soybeans. Tan Weiyun talks to people on both sides.
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