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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating
Old Apple Trees

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sat., March 25 – Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert, and Cunningham Island, Newcastle
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their pruners, loppers, saws and a bag lunch.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
EWG's 2017 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™
Environmental Working Group - 3/9/2017.
For the second year running, strawberries top EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ list for the most pesticide residues, followed by spinach (a significant jump from last year, when it ranked eighth). And pears made the list for the first time EVER. See the full list of fruits and veggies we recommend you always buy organic.
Organic Agriculture Offers Clear Human Health Benefits, According to European Report
Beyond Pesticides - 3/9/2017.
A recent European Parliament (EP) report concludes that organic agriculture and food offer clear human health benefits over chemical-intensive agriculture.
Our View: Maine delegation should address farms’ growing concerns
Portland Press Herald - 3/8/2017.
Every year, several thousand foreign workers come to Maine legally to do a job that few people born here want to do: harvesting apples, blueberries, broccoli and other crops. But as anti-immigrant fervor mounts, it’s adding to a justifiably high level of concern about what the future will bring, both for growers and those who work for them.
Waldoboro Bakery Replaces Oven After 6 Million Loaves
The Lincoln County News - 3/8/2017.
By J.W. Oliver - The Borealis Breads bakery in Waldoboro will soon bake its popular breads in a new oven after more than 20 years and 6 million loaves.
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March 25 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

April 1 - Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

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April 7 - MOFGA's Common Ground Radio Show

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