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In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
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Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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Email: mofga@mofga.org

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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes
April 8, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
At adult education programs across the state!
Registration fees: $5 to cover handouts



Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners.

Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels.

Class locations and more information.

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

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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