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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship through cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Flower show nourishes the winter-weary
Maine Sunday Telegram - 3/22/2009.
By Tom Atwell – An event like the Portland Flower Show, which closed a five-day run last Sunday, serves a lot of purposes. I enjoyed an early screening last Sunday of filmmaker Brett Plymale's "Hudson: A Chemical Reaction."
Is a Food Revolution Now in Season?
The New York Times - 3/21/2009.
By Andrew Martin – As tens of thousands of people recently strolled among booths of the nation’s largest organic and natural foods show here, munching on fair-trade chocolate and sipping organic wine, a few dozen pioneers of the industry sneaked off to an out-of-the-way conference room.
Farmers wary of requiring animal IDs
Kennebec Journal - 3/21/2009.
By Craig Crosby – Maine farmers are keeping an eye on Washington these days as Congress is reviving efforts for a mandatory national animal identification system.
Fragrant sweet peas are garden’s gift
Bangor Daily News - 3/21/2009.
By Reeser Manley – In the beginning, nearly a decade ago, sweet peas came as summer gifts from Marjorie’s garden, small vases of nodding, slender-stemmed flowers, bouquets of red, pink, purple and white. I would set them in a sunny window of the room where I worked and enjoy the smell of orange blossoms and honey for days.
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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

February 28 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Portland

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