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

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, Maine


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Pheonix Obrien
Pheonix Obrien, one of MOFGA's farmers in residence, cultivates just-germinated carrots. Photo by Megan Gardner.


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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Penobscot farm tour offers in-depth look at organic growing
The Weekly Packet - 7/18/2013.
By Kirsten Reed - Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)-certified Blue Zee Farm was the setting for the latest in a series of local farm tours on Saturday, June 13. The tour was co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Co-op and the Blue Hill Heritage Trust. Blue Zee Farm sits just over the Penobscot border on Route 15, but its land stretches across the town’s border into Penobscot.
Some farmers want more scrutiny of new Monsanto crops
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 7/18/2013.
By Georgina Gustin - A coalition of farmers is asking federal regulators to further scrutinize Monsanto Co.’s new soybean and cotton offerings, saying they could pose environmental threats to nearby crops.
Stain-resistant chemicals linked to high blood pressure during pregnancy
Environmental Health News - 7/18/2013.
Mothers’ exposure to chemicals that make consumer products stain- and water-resistant was linked to high blood pressure during pregnancy in an analysis of highly exposed communities in West Virginia and Ohio. Hypertension during pregnancy can be life-threatening for the mother and child. The study is the first prospective assessment of exposure and subsequent birth outcomes in this population.
Reach for the Sun
Slate - 7/18/2013.
By Mark Hertsgaard - Photosynthesis, in the form of biochar, may be one of our best defenses against climate change.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

July 7 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 8 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Livestock Management

July 9 - Poultry Processing Workshop

July 14 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Value Added on the Farm

July 22 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Diverse Dairy

July 29 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Farming Off-the-Grid

July 30-31 - Maine Grain Alliance Kneading Conference

August 1 - Maine Artisan Bread Fair

August 8 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting

August 8 - Free Gardening Workshop for Children and Their Families

September 25-27 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair


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