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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
Not just the facts, ma’am: why science alone can’t defeat Big Food’s policy stranglehold
Grist - 5/20/2011.
By Nancy Huehnergarth – Food-reform advocates like to stick to the facts, believing that if they can just construct a rational, air-tight argument, they'll convince the public and transform policy around food. But that's a bit like bringing a butter knife to a sword fight.
Climate change blamed for record Mississippi floods
Environmental News Service - 5/20/2011.
Washington, DC – Human-induced climate change is contributing to the recent heavy rain and ongoing record flooding along the Mississippi River, and we can expect more extreme weather events in the future, according to scientists and adaptation experts on a teleconference held by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Fresh ingredients in maple syrup pie make it perfect spring treat
Bangor Daily News - 5/18/2011.
By Sandy Oliver – Maple syrup pie, made with syrup only a couple months old and eggs laid more plentifully as spring days lengthen, slides into the pie-filling void between the last apples from the previous fall and the first red stalks of rhubarb. The family of sugar and egg pies, often called transparent pies, is a large and distinguished one and includes lemon meringue, vinegar, pecan, chess, shoo-fly and related cousins such as buttermilk and key lime pies.
Flavor from the farm, Maine-style
Bangor Daily News - 5/18/2011.
By Emily Burnham – The slow-moving fog crept in from Penobscot Bay into the lush green fields of Salt Water Farm in Lincolnville. It was May, but it felt more like early April — and inside the well-appointed kitchen and dining room in the post-and-beam barn where Annemarie Ahearn and Ladleah Dunn cook and teach each week, it felt as cozy as a winter’s night.
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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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