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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

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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Renovating Old Apple Trees

Sat., March 17
Three locations:
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert
• Kermit S. Nickerson School, Swanville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their pruners, loppers, saws and a bag lunch.

 

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By Anthony Brino - Jim Gerritsen came to Bridgewater, Maine, from the West Coast in 1976 for practical reasons. “The research showed it was the best soil for the best price.” Forty years later, after growing the Wood Prairie Farm into a successful organic seed business and fighting the likes of Monsanto, Jim and Meg Gerritsen are stepping back a bit and starting the process of passing on the farm to their four children.
Another View: Mainers deserve to know what’s in their food
CentralMaine.com - 1/29/2016.
By Adam D. Lee - I am very disappointed in the newspaper’s recent editorial opposing a proposed law in Maine to have foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, labeled.
CRISPR is coming to agriculture – with big implications for food, farmers, consumers and nature
ensia - 1/28/2016.
By Maywa Montenegro - Very few technologies truly merit the epithet “game changer” – but a new genetic engineering tool known as CRISPR-Cas9 is one of them.
Oregon Proposes Legislation to Protect Farmers and Consumers from GE Contamination
Beyond Pesticides - 1/28/2016.
Last week, Oregon Representative Paul Holyey introduced legislation that would protect traditional crops against contamination from their genetically engineered counterparts. As it stands, local governments are preempted (disallowed) from taking actions that protect traditional farmers from contamination by genetically engineered (GE) crops.
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