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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
Switching to organic systems builds soil carbon
Soil Association UK - 11/25/2009.
New research from the Soil Association reveals that if all UK farmland was converted to organic farming, at least 3.2 million tonnes of carbon would be taken up by the soil each year – the equivalent of taking nearly 1 million cars off the road.
Getting to the Bottom of Plastic Bottle Risks
BusinessWeek - 11/25/2009.
Retailers are demanding vigilance against worrisome chemicals in containers, food, and other goods
Grace your holiday table with pumpkin seed croquettes
Portland Press Herald - 11/25/2009.
By Avery Yale Kamila – Holiday tables groan under the weight of tasty vegetable sides, but no vegetarian wants to subsist on roasted Brussels sprouts alone. When we plant-eaters sit down to a festive feast, we may skip over the turkey and ham, but that doesn't mean we don't crave our own entree. These days, it's easy to pop into the grocery store and pick up a faux turkey product and plop it onto the table. Yet these processed vegetarian mystery meats leave a lot to be desired. Instead, I take to my kitchen and cook up vegan offerings that complement the flavors of the season.
Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup
Boston Globe - 11/25/2009.
A little sweetness brings out the best in roasted Brussels sprouts. Cook them with bacon and maple syrup until the sprouts are tender and the bacon has rendered its fat and turns crisp and golden. It’s true, everything’s better with bacon.
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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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