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Farm Labor Models in Practice:
Mentoring and Managing Staff for Your Farm's Success

March 22
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity

COST (includes lunch and hot beverages)
Free – current MOFGA Apprenticeship Host Farms
$20 – MOFGA members and certified organic growers
$30 – non-members

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Ogunquit leads the way with ordinance banning pesticides
Bangor Daily News - 11/16/2014.
Op-Ed by Jay Feldman and Katherine Paul - Rachel Carson would be proud of the Mainers in Ogunquit who on Election Day passed a ballot initiative, with 60 percent of the vote, to ban toxic pesticide use on lawns and landscapes within the town’s jurisdiction.
Four Die, One Injured in Chemical Leak at Texas Plant
Common Dreams - 11/16/2014.
By Nadia Prupis - Four workers were killed and one injured in a chemical leak at a DuPont plant near Houston, Texas on Saturday. A valve began leaking methyl mercaptan, a chemical used to make insecticides and fungicides, around 4am at a plant stationed in La Porte, about 20 miles east of Houston.
Food sovereignty movement grows roots among Passamaquoddy
Portland Press Herald - 11/16/2014.
By Meredith Goad - With dozens of garden beds and a focus on self-sustaining practices, the tribe is returning to old foodways.
Root of all evil: Vegetables in NYC gardens are 'toxic'
New York Post - 11/16/2014.
By Gary Buiso - Herbs and vegetables grown in New York City community gardens are loaded with lead and other toxic metals, a startling state study shows. Tainted vegetables - some sold in city markets - were found in five of seven plots tested. Most of the root vegetables sampled far exceeded safe thresholds for lead, with the most toxic being a carrot at the Hart to Hart community garden in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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