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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).

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
EPA sued for scrapping livestock data collection
San Francisco Chronicle - 8/28/2013.
By David Pitt - Des Moines, Iowa (AP): Environmental and animal welfare groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, alleging the federal agency unlawfully scrapped a rule that would have authorized it to collect information from large-scale livestock confinement farms.
'Seed freedom is the answer to hunger and malnutrition'
The Guardian [UK] - 8/28/2013.
By Vandada Shiva - What happens to the seed affects the web of life. When seed is living, regenerative and diverse, it feeds pollinators, soil organisms and animals - including humans. When seed is non-renewable, bred for chemicals, or genetically engineered with toxic Bt or Roundup Ready genes, diversity disappears.
Biotech's Idolized Bt Technology May Transform Benign Insects Into Pests
GreenMedInfo.com - 8/28/2013.
By Sayer Ji - A new study reveals that one of the most widely used GM pest control technologies could actually be increasing pest virulence in non-target and normally benign species.
Spicy cauliflower stir fry with peppers and heirloom tomatoes
Treehugger - 8/28/2013.
By Kelly Rossiter and Jaymi Heimbuch - This is one of those dishes where each individual flavor is distinct but also enhanced by the other ingredients. Nothing is overwhelmed. I used a beautiful vine-ripened heirloom tomato and that summer tomato flavor really stood out. You can't beat summer garden tomato flavor!
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April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

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