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Phone: 207-568-4142
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Spring Growth Conference

Organic Seedling Production

Saturday, March 3, 2018
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine
Schedule of presentations

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Gene-edited animals face US regulatory crackdown
Nature - 1/19/2017.
By Amy Maxmen - Researchers transforming animals with the latest genome-engineering tools may be disappointed by draft rules released by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 18 January – two days before US President Barack Obama leaves office. It is not clear how the administration of incoming president Donald Trump will carry the proposals forward, however.
Treating soil like the living organism it is would benefit potato yields, experts say
Bangor Daily News - 1/18/2017.
By Anthony Brino - When Eric Giberson was growing up on a potato farm in central Aroostook County in the 1970s, “you grew potatoes in the ground,” he said.
How a Washington County farmer is working to fight hunger in Maine
Bangor Daily News - 1/18/2017.
By Abigail Curtis - Farmer Michael Hayden held a bulb of his homegrown garlic aloft last week while a group of giggling children at the Milbridge Elementary School tried to identify the mystery vegetable.
Why Your Urine Is Too Good to Waste
Yes! - 1/17/2017.
By Carrie Koplinka-Loehr - Follow Kim Nace into her bathroom. Yes, it’s okay; many people visit here, headquarters of the country’s first community urine recycling program. Let her show you the odorless, waterless toilet: a wooden box inset with a conventional toilet seat and lid. Under the lid, a large, clean hole in the back lets solid waste drop to a container in the basement. In the front, a wide, plastic funnel channels urine to an underground tank.
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