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Experience the Joy of Learning by Doing at Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA

Saturday, June 23, 2018
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity


Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a hands-on, experiential event where people from all walks of life can share and learn new skills. It will include over 40 unique, participatory workshops, along with a plant swap, a potluck picnic lunch, and a stone soup made with your contributions!

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that
Science Daily - 10/12/2016.
University of California, Davis - Left to its own defenses, a farm field growing a variety of plants tends to attract fewer insect pests than a field growing just one type of crop. While scientists and farmers have noted that difference for years, the reasons behind it have been poorly understood. A new study explains that much of it may have to do with the nutritional needs of insects. Returning plant diversity to farmland could be a key step toward sustainable pest control.
Crowdsourcing the food commons transition: de-commodifying food one movement at a time
P2P Foundation - 10/11/2016.
By Jose Luis Vivero Pol - Today, the purchasing power of any given person determines how much and which type of food he can get access to – or physically produce it by own private means- as almost every single piece of food on Earth is already a private good. Or not?
Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity and diabetes, World Health Organization says
Reuters - 10/11/2016.
By Stephanie Nebehay - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday governments should raise taxes on sugary drinks to fight what it says are global obesity and diabetes epidemics.
Coke and Pepsi Give Millions to Public Health, Then Lobby Against It
The New York Times - 10/10/2016.
By Anahad O’Connor - The beverage giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have given millions of dollars to nearly 100 prominent health groups in recent years, while simultaneously spending millions to defeat public health legislation that would reduce Americans’ soda intake, according to public health researchers.
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