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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
Rooftop garden and Unity fair receive $5,000
Bangor Daily News - 7/22/2010.
By Meg Haskell – Bangor: The rooftop garden at the Hammond Street Senior Center and the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity have won regional recognition from the Changemakers community action organization. The two organizations were among hundreds of entrants from New England and New York.
Council to review herbicide spraying policy
Kennebec Journal - 7/21/2010.
By Keith Edwards – Augusta: A dispute has taken root about how to get rid of weeds in city parks, athletic fields, cemeteries, walking trails, streets and sidewalks. In September last year, a small group of residents told city officials they worried that the herbicide the city uses to help kill weeds could be harmful to people and pets. They asked the city to look into potential health effects.
Video: Food safety at farmers markets
Bangor Daily News - 7/21/2010.
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension offers ways to ensure food safety at farmers markets.
Multi-purpose farm helps teach, preserve land
Kennebec Journal - 7/19/2010.
Vassalboro: Jim and Susan Lowell declined an invitation to lunch at the Blaine House. Instead, they invited Gov. John Baldacci to visit them at their new project: Sunset Meadow Farm on Dunham Road, formerly Old Route 201. So Monday morning, the governor and first lady Karen Baldacci toured the central part of the 260-acre spread, admiring what's already there and talking about what's to come.
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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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