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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, ME


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Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes
April 8, 2015
6 to 9 p.m.
At adult education programs across the state!
Registration fees: $5 to cover handouts



Are you concerned about the rising cost of food? Unsure what the term "certified organic" means? Interested in learning how to grow your own vegetables in a sustainable manner?

Join us for an evening-long workshop on how to grow your own garden. We’ll talk about the basics of soil science, how to enrich your soil to produce healthy, high-yielding plants. Presenters are seasoned MOFGA farmers and gardeners.

Each year MOFGA sponsors this statewide educational event at over 30 different locations in Maine. The workshops are open to the public and to people of all gardening skill and experience levels.

Class locations and more information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Amazing new house proves that green doesn’t have to mean expensive
Grist - 12/23/2012.
By Jared Green – Lakiya Culley just moved into one of the most innovative, energy-efficient houses in the U.S. Empowerhouse, which uses “passive house” technologies, produces all of its own energy while consuming 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a conventional home.
Minnesotans pay a price for crop fertilizer at faucet
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 12/23/2012.
By Josephine Marcotty – Hastings, Minn.: Debbie Carlson can laugh at the irony: She's the wife of a well digger who can't find good water for his own family. Like one out of three wells in Dakota County, hers is so contaminated with nitrates she won't let anyone drink from it – especially her 8-year-old granddaughter. Most likely it comes from nitrogen used as fertilizer on the cornfields surrounding her home.
Push to mark food containing GMOs gains traction in Q-C, Iowa
Quad-City Times - 12/22/2012.
Deirdre Cox Baker – A Quad-City group that is part of a movement to require food labels listing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, was born in August when LeeAnn Felder moved to Davenport from Arizona.
Mapping the Global Transition to a New Economy
New Economics Institute - 12/22/2012.
What would a green and fair world look like? We don't have the answer yet but we do know that people all around the world are working on it … right now! And we can prove it.
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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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