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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Microbes Will Feed the World, or Why Real Farmers Grow Soil, Not Crops
Modern Farmer - 4/22/2014.
By Brian Barth - Out on the horizon of agriculture’s future, an army 40,000 strong is marching towards a shimmering goal. They see the potential for a global food system where pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers are but relics of a faded age.
Legal Brief Filed In Support of Country of Origin Labeling Laws
Common Dreams - 4/22/2014.
Washington: The Center for Food Safety (CFS) and the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) have filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule.
Earth Day's Hot and Getting Hotter
OnEarth - 4/22/2014.
By Melissa Mahony - Since the first Earth Day 44 years ago, average temperatures have been rising across the globe – and they're going up even faster in the continental United States, according to records from the National Climatic Data Center.
With young lobsters in decline, concern for Maine fishery rises
Portland Press Herald - 4/22/2014.
By Patrick White, AP - Yarmouth: The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline – possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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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