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Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Apple Trees
Sat., March 17
Four locations:
• Harpswell
• Bethel
• Mount Desert
• Swanville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fee: $50; $35 for MOFGA members
Please bring your own bag lunch

Do you have any old trees on your land that you would like to bring back into production? Attend this workshop and learn to renovate and upkeep your heritage trees. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their pruners, loppers, saws and a bag lunch.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Drought conditions beginning to reappear in parts of Maine
Bangor Daily News - 8/6/2017.
By Lauren Abbate - Despite a wet spring, abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions are developing in parts of the state. Parts of northeastern Maine are experiencing drought conditions while a majority of Aroostook County and parts of central and coastal Maine are classified as abnormally dry, according to an Aug. 3 report from the U.S. Drought Monitor Mitigation Center.
Dinners by the fields help sustain small farms across U.S.
Portland Press Herald - 8/5/2017.
By Lisa Rathke, Associated Press - Cambridge, Vt. - What was once a smattering of farms offering dinners within view of the fields where the food was raised has sprouted into popular summer and fall events that run the gamut from multicourse dinners to weekly burger nights at farms across the country.
Monsanto's complicated relationship with agriculture in India
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 8/5/2017.
By Christopher Beyer and Sudipto - As Monsanto, the Creve Coeur-based seed and pesticide giant, prepares to merge with Germany’s Bayer, observers wonder how the marriage will affect the company’s reputation in India, one of the largest markets in the world.
Highland Blueberry Farm to host farm and field tour, Extension Association annual meeting
Village Soup - 8/4/2017.
Highland Blueberry Farm will host a farm and field tour in conjunction with the Waldo County Extension Association's annual meeting at the farm on Aug. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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