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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Washington County business plans expansion to turn lobster plant’s waste into lobster compost
Bangor Daily News - 2/24/2013.
By Tom Walsh - Marion Township: Sometimes the oft-dreaded “unintended consequences” of a business deal can wind up being good ones. That seems to be the 1+1=3 calculation behind the retrofit of the former Stinson Seafood cannery in the Hancock County community of Prospect Harbor.
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.
The good, bad and pricey parts of using public money for land conservation
Bangor Daily News - 2/23/2013.
By Abigail Curtis - Ralph Turner of Laughing Stock Farm in Freeport says land trusts and investment holding companies compete with farmers to purchase land.
Alaska lawmakers face down GMO salmon
Juneau Empire - 2/23/2013.
By Russell Stigall - Genetically-modified salmon is nearing federal approval for human consumption and Alaska’s sate and federal lawmakers have taken up torches against what they refer to as “Frankenfish.”
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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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