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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.

 

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Arguments against GMOs
Resilience - 5/22/2015.
By Mary Odum, A Prosperous Way Down - Corporations promote GMOs as the solution to world hunger through expanded global food sources. That hopeful argument is not based on evidence, and there are many arguments against widespread GMO use. Most science and policy arguments are reductionist. But Einstein said that we cannot solve problems from the same consciousness that created the problems.
EU dropped pesticide laws due to US pressure over TTIP, documents reveal
The Guardian [UK] - 5/22/2015.
EU moves to regulate hormone-damaging chemicals linked to cancer and male infertility were shelved following pressure from US trade officials over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal, newly released documents show.
White House Pollinator Strategy Released
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition - 5/22/2015.
The newly released National Pollinator Strategy works to address the issues of pollinator health, specifically targeting honey bees, monarch butterflies, and other important pollinators through a Pollinator Research Education Plan, public education, and public-private partnerships. The accompanying science-based document, the Pollinator Research Action Plan, addresses many aspects of federally-supported pollinator health research.
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