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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
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294 Crosby Brook Road
Unity, Maine

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Organic Orcharding Workshop:
Renovating Old Apple Trees

Sat., March 17
Three locations:
• Morning Glory Farm, Bethel
• Beech Hill Farm, Mount Desert
• Kermit S. Nickerson School, Swanville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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
Cumulative Risks From Pesticides Getting Look from EFSA
Food Safety News - 1/28/2016.
Cumulative risks from pesticides that may affect the thyroid and nervous systems are the subject a new pilot study underway at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
UMaine system committed to 20% locally sourced foods
Mainebiz - 1/28/2016.
The University of Maine system will soon announce their choice for a new food service vendor who will provide services to six of the seven universities in the system for the next five years. The new vendor will participate in the system's new "One University" approach to governance and procurement, as the new contract requires that 20% of the ingredients and food come from local sources including farmers.
Refugee Farmers are Putting Down Roots in North Carolina
Civil Eats - 1/28/2016.
By Stephanie Parker - The farmers’ market in Carrboro, North Carolina is filled with local staples like lettuce, tomatoes, and eggs. But if you turn left after the welcome booth, you’ll find a table that offers less common crops like pennywort, lime leaves, and kermit eggplant. That table belongs to Tri Sa, a Karen refugee farmer from Burma, present-day Myanmar. Her stand is called “Mu Tar K’Paw Gardens,” a Karen saying which translates to “everything comes from sunlight.”
Maine Law to welcome global leader in fight to end hunger and food insecurity
University of Maine School of Law - 1/27/2016.
Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, a global leader in the sustainable farming movement and the fight to end hunger and food insecurity, will visit Maine in March for the fifth annual Justice for Women Lecture, presented by the University of Maine School of Law.
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