Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association


Here are the basics of raising angora rabbits for wool

October 9, 2019 – By Sam Schipani, Bangor Daily News – Angora rabbit wool is prized for its silkiness and warmth. Raising your own Angora rabbits for wool can not only elevate your personal spinning and knitting projects, but it can also be fairly lucrative.


An invasive pest is after Maine’s broccoli and cauliflower

October 9, 2019 – By Julia Bayly – State and University of Maine officials are warning farmers and gardeners to be on the lookout for a new and potentially significant threat to cruciferous vegetables. For the first time since it was found in North American, the Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii) has been confirmed in Maine.


Randomized controlled trial suggests healthier diet may directly reduce depression

October 9, 2019 – Medical Xpress – Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a study published October 9, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Heather Francis from Macquarie University, Australia, and colleagues.


Apples take center stage at Aroostook Apple Day

October 8, 2019 – By Joseph Cyr, The County – Those who wondered how many different types of apples there were in Maine, and better yet, what they tasted like, descended on Houlton Saturday for “Aroostook Apple Day.”


Ambitious strategies to combat pests and disease in organic agriculture

October 8, 2019 – Iowa State University – Fruit and vegetable growers who adopt organic agriculture practices forgo some of the commonly used tools conventional farmers use to fight pests and disease, but Iowa State University researchers are experimenting with new methods that could give organic growers new options.

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