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PO Box 170, Unity, Maine 04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
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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
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Common Dreams - 10/16/2016.
By Kirtana Chandrasekaran - Agroecology – an agenda to focus on ecological farming in the hands of small food producers - is receiving mainstream support. Long practiced by small scale producer movements, agroecology is in the spotlight for its ability to sequester carbon and refocus our food system on feeding people rather than pursue an obscene race for profits. So why are we not in the midst of a major Government funded agroecological revolution?
Participatory plant breeding for organic staple crops in Illinois
University of Illinois Extension - 10/15/2016.
Corn and bean trials are planted in small blocks or strips on farms across Illinois. Plots are planted with a cone planter and harvested with small plot combines. The goal is to breed resilient varieties that meet the needs of organic farmers for diverse crop rotations, which will lead to more profitable farms.
Organic farming increases biological control of pests and yields in barley
The Organic Center - 10/14/2016.
A recent study published in Landscape Ecology has reaffirmed that organic farming leads to greater yields and pest control by supporting natural predators.
Data Show Farmers Must Do More to Protect the Environment, Public Health
Environmental Working Group - 10/13/2016.
By Craig Cox - Conservation programs in the federal farm bill are by far the nation’s biggest investment in voluntary conservation programs, with $29.8 billion sent to farmers in the last 10 years through four major programs. EWG has just released a new Conservation Database, the first tool of its kind, to help make these good programs even better.
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