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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
10 tips for a sustainable Thanksgiving
Civil Eats - 11/23/2010.
By Sarah Newman – Since I started this holiday tips tradition a few years ago, the sustainable food movement continues to transform fields of corn, soy and CAFOs to more verdant, bountiful lands filled with organic produce, heirloom greens and pasture-raised livestock.
Cookies sure to please pumpkin fans
Bangor Daily News - 11/23/2010.
By Sandy Oliver – What else can a person do with cooked pumpkin? Of course, there are pumpkin breads and pumpkin muffins and pumpkin doughnuts at the bakeries, and I think I have even spotted pumpkin whoopie pies. Nancy-Linn Ellis from Stockton Springs, proprietor of Maine Temptations, sent along this pumpkin cookie recipe.
Former jail readies for new role in community
Kennebec Journal - 11/22/2010.
By Doug Harlow – Skowhegan: A metal smith has his eye on the overnight “drunk tank” at the old county jail downtown. A knitter is fixing up a retail area next to the jail’s former command center. Pottery is being made in an area corrections officials used call the sally port, where prisoners were brought for booking and processing.
Our disappearing apples
The Atlantic - 11/22/2010.
By Ed Yowell – It has been a long time since our European forebears brought forth on this continent the apple, the fruit we have come to regard as quintessentially American. In fact, apples first got here from their native Kazakhstan via Western Europe in the 17th century.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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