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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
The consumer game of whack-a-mole with chemical dangers
Bangor Daily News - 4/18/2016.
By The BDN Editorial Board - An announcement last month by the Campbell Soup Co. that it would stop using BPA in the lining of cans containing its soup and other food products again focused attention on the chemical that studies suggest is harmful to humans. Campbell said it began using an alternative lining in March and would phase out BPA in all its cans by the middle of next year. This is a welcome announcement, but it inadvertently highlights the shortcomings of U.S. chemical regulations.
Bees are born with the ability to collect pollen by buzzing, but practice makes perfect
Science Daily - 4/18/2016.
University of Stirlng - Wild bumblebees are born with the ability to remove pollen from nectarless flowers using high-frequency vibrations, researchers have found. This study is the first to show that the ability to vibrate flowers to extract pollen is an innate behavior in bumblebees and one that is refined over time.
Nutritionally-enhanced GM crops? Too bad about the deformed butterflies
The Ecologist - 4/18/2016.
By Claire Robinson - It looked like such a good idea: take the pressure off wild fish stocks by growing GM oilseeds that produce health-enhancing long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, writes Claire Robinson. But as a new study has established, those fish oils, novel in terrestrial ecosystems, cause wing deformities in cabbage white butterflies. Yet a third open field trial of these GM crops could soon be under way.
The True Cost of a Cheap Meal
Tikkun - 4/18/2016.
By Katie Cantrell - While perusing the items at a quaint antique store, I happened upon a catalog from the 1920s advertising farm-fresh food. It featured cabbage for two cents per pound, a dozen eggs for forty-four cents, and a half-gallon of milk for thirty-three cents. The shop owner told me that he was perplexed by the prices because, adjusting for inflation, it should cost roughly four dollars for a dozen eggs and eight dollars for a gallon of milk in today’s dollars. Consumers today pay less than half of what we would expect to pay based on historic prices. The antique store owner, like most Americans, didn’t realize that we currently spend a smaller percentage of our income on food than ever before. While on its face that may seem beneficial, this system of cheap food relies on billions of dollars of externalized costs that are kept hidden from consumers.
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