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Experience the Joy of Learning by Doing at Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

Saturday, June 23, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity


Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a hands-on, experiential event where people from all walks of life can share and learn new skills. It will include over 40 unique, participatory workshops, along with a plant swap, a potluck picnic lunch, and a stone soup made with your contributions!

More information here

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Scientists Say Supposedly Miraculous Ingredients in Weed Killers Don't Actually Work
Mother Jones - 7/29/2015.
By Tom Philpott - Before pesticides go from the laboratory to the farm field, they have to first be vetted by the Environmental Protection Agency. But they're commonly mixed — sometimes by the pesticide manufacturers, sometimes by the farmers themselves — with substances called adjuvants that boost their effectiveness (to spread more evenly on a plant's leaf in the case of insecticides, or to penetrate a plant's outer layer, allowing herbicides to effectively kill weeds). Despite their ubiquity, adjuvants aren't vetted by the EPA at all; they're considered "inert" ingredients.
Owning Food: In Search of a Common Good
Resilience - 7/29/2015.
By Sophie Laggan, Sustainable Food Trust - Understanding property rights helps to explain the structural problems in our economic system and how they relate to the management of resources. For a sustainable food system, this knowledge is paramount.
Bee-harming pesticide firms took part in key meeting on their ban
The Guardian [UK] - 7/29/2015.
By Damian Carrington - The manufacturers of controversial pesticides took part in a key meeting on whether a Europe-wide ban on their chemicals should be lifted in the UK, according to newly published documents. The record of the meeting of the UK government’s expert committee on pesticides (ECP) had previously been suppressed.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions from US Corn Belt have been Underestimated
Environmental News Network - 7/29/2015.
From: University of Minnesota - Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.
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