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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

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Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA

Postponed to Saturday, April 19 - 9 a.m., Unity, rain or shine

Plant 102 heirloom apples and hundreds of companion plants at the Maine Heritage Orchard. Volunteers will be on hand to teach planting. No charge - Everyone welcome! Bring your own lunch. If possible, please bring shovels, rakes and wheel barrows! If you are attending, please RSVP by emailing Anna Libby (alibby@mofga.org) or by calling the MOFGA office (207) 568-4142.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New Study Finds Pesticides Leading Cause of Grassland Bird Declines
American Bird Conservancy - 2/25/2013.
A new study led by a preeminent Canadian toxicologist identifies acutely toxic pesticides as the most likely leading cause of the widespread decline in grassland bird numbers in the United States, a finding that challenges the widely-held assumption that loss of habitat is the primary cause of those population declines.
Romesco Sauce
Maine Food & Lifestyle - 2/25/2013.
By Laura Cabot - Romesco is a classic Spanish sauce, originating from the city of Tarragona in Catalonia, in Northeastern Spain. Said to have been created by fishermen, it is indeed elegant with most types of fish. I am craving it right now mixed with freshly shelled and cooked Maine shrimp, dolloped on top of a nice piece of pan roasted halibut fillet.
Farm Bill News Worth Getting Excited About
Take Part - 2/25/2013.
By Twilight Greenaway - Have you written off the Farm Bill as another sad example of Congressional inaction turned stop-gap effort to placate the Big Ag status quo? There’s good reason to tune back in. It looks like proposed legislation, in the form of a larger sequestration-prevention plan from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), also includes a less-discussed Farm Bill fix.
Ice storm of '98 spurs loggers to turn to sustainable, mechanized methods
Kennebec Journal - 2/24/2013.
By Matt Hongoltz-Hetling - Waterville: Scott Kinney, 43, and his brother Kevin are one of the few logging operations in the area that use “cut-to-length” equipment, a method of processing the tree that is not only safer for loggers, but more environmentally friendly.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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