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Joy Trueworthy and Brittany Hopkins of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag.

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Meet Brittany Hopkins (right) and Joy Trueworthy of Wise Acres Farm in Kenduskeag. This MOFGA certified organic farm grows vegetables, herbs, berries and melons to sell at the Ellsworth Farmers' Market on Saturdays, the Bangor Farmers' Market on Sundays, and at an on-farm stand. "We are proud to have MOFGA independently verify our organic practices," say the farmers. Learn more at www.wiseacresfarm.net and at www.facebook.com/wiseacresfarm.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
A new theory for why the bees are vanishing
Vox - 3/9/2015.
By Brad Plummer - Honeybees and wild bees alike are mysteriously dying off all over the world. And scientists have long struggled to pinpoint why, exactly, that is. But the best explanation may be that it's not just one thing hurting the bees – it's lots of different things working together, often in unexpected ways.
Milk Boom for Maine?
Maine Public Broadcasting - 3/8/2015.
By Jennifer Mitchell, Associated Press - Maine officials say there is a record level of interest among farms in the state to get licenses to sell dairy products. The state agency says the surge in interest reflects the growing number of farms producing artisanal cheeses and raw milk products.
Shearer Shortage Spawns Shearing School
Maine Public Broadcasting - 3/8/2015.
By Jennifer Mitchell - With spring, and a busy lambing season around the corner, sheep farmers are starting to start shear their flocks, but experts say farmers often can't find the trained help they need.
Garden plots in Maine cultivate sense of community
Bangor Daily News - 3/8/2015.
By Natalie Feulner - Fresh and local. Two words that have defined the farm-to-table movement have permeated communities, as residents and home-gardening enthusiasts turn urban rooftops, vacant lots and public land into growing spaces. In recent years, the Pine Tree State has led the charge for community gardens that serve individuals without space to grow and organizations such as food pantries that struggle to provide fresh food to needy families.
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March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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