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PO Box 170
Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

Physical Address:
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME


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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes
April 8, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
At adult education programs across the state!
Registration fees: $5 to cover handouts



Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners.

Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels.

Class locations and more information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
That’s not natural or organic: How Big Food misleads
Salon - 7/20/2013.
By Gyorgy Scrinis - Major conglomerates claim their food is healthy. But they might have funded the study – and the feds barely care.
Farm fresh food for everybody, from Unity growers, ranchers and cheesemakers
Bangor Daily News - 7/19/2013.
By Emily Burnham - On their website, the women of South Paw Farm, Fuzzy Udder Creamery and Butterslide Ranch in Unity warn visitors to expect to be greeted by the canine welcome committee. They’re not kidding.
Terra Optima Farm Market pulls community and fresh food together in Rockland's South End
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 7/19/2013.
By Kay Stephens - Rockland: Cheryl Denz, owner of Terra Optima farm in Appleton, which she's run for more than 15 years, had bigger dreams for the farm's community outreach. She initially opened a small, independent store after her eponymous farm in Thomaston, but recently relocated to the Main Street space left vacant by Sweets and Meats in South Rockland.
Massive Anti-Monsanto Campaign 'Monsanto Video Revolt' Launched By Activists
The Sacramento Bee - 7/19/2013.
By Storyleak - Austin, Texas: A new grassroots campaign entitled the 'Monsanto Video Revolt' sponsored by Storyleak, Global Healing Center and NaturalNews has been launched by activists in order to generate further awareness over the dangers posed by both biotech juggernaut Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) at large.
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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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