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Spring Growth Conference:
Farming in the Face of Climate Change
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (snow date March 8)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity


On-farm nutrient cycling is a key way that farms can build resilience in the face of climate change. At this year's Spring Growth Conference, co-sponsored by MOFGA, Unity College and The Resilience Hub, participants will hear about historical trends impacting Maine's weather patterns and the theoretical opportunities for closing the nutrient loop. The keynote speaker is John Aber from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. MOFGA's organic crop specialist, Eric Sideman, will facilitate a farmer panel discussion of practices on the farm. Details and registration.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
EPA will limit pesticides near salmon streams
Associated Press - 5/18/2010.
By Jeff Barnard – Grants Pass, Oregon: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Monday it will impose restrictions on spraying three agricultural pesticides to keep them out of salmon streams after manufacturers refused to adopt the limits voluntarily.
Snapshot: Raising Mount Vernon
Kennebec Journal - 5/18/2010.
By Andy Molloy – Friends, relatives and neighbors helped the Julie and Dick Hall raise a barn over the weekend on the site at Raydic Farm where one burned in December 2009.
If Americans plant food gardens, they and the planet will benefit
Portland Press Herald - 5/18/2010.
Op-ed by By Roger Doiron – Scarborough: The Obama family is celebrating the first anniversary of their new kitchen garden, but in my house we're putting two candles on the organic carrot cake and making a wish for our national food gardening future.
Maine may use herbicide to control hydrilla
Bangor Daily News - 5/18/2010.
AP – Augusta: The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is considering use of herbicides to stop an invasion of the aquatic plant hydrilla in Damariscotta Lake in Jefferson.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Belfast

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Hallowell

March 1 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Bangor

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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