Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


Hundreds of new pesticides approved in Brazil under Bolsonaro

June 12, 2019 – By Dom Phillips, The Guardian – Brazil has approved hundreds of new pesticide products since its far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took power in January, and more than 1,000 since 2016, a study has found. Many of those approved are banned in Europe.


Golf, Pesticides and a Father’s Death

June 12, 2019 – By Lynne Peeples, Fair Warning – Harold Nisker can be seen on a 1980s home video, golf club in hand, at a course back-dropped by the Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta. “I think the greens are very bad. And I can’t putt,” he says to the camera. “Other than that I’m having a great time.”


‘Selecting Fruit Trees for an Edible Landscape’ talk at Garland Farm

June 11, 2019 – Bangor Daily News – Dr. Renae Moran will speak at the Beatrix Farrand Society’s Garland Farm 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, 475 Bay View Drive, about the many varieties of fruit trees that can be grown in Maine. She will share her experiences, both good and bad, over eighteen years of testing tree fruits at the University of Maine’s Highmoor Farm.