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Farmer Mental Health

2023 Common Ground Country Fair Keynote: Sunday, September 24 By Jaclyn Wypler MOFGA aims to transform the food system by advocating through organic agriculture, highlighting its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production and thriving communities. I believe that sexuality and mental health are also intricately tied to food systems; queerness and wellness are

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School Garden Grown!

Connecting Maine’s School Gardens with Agricultural Fairs By Susan Sager, Maine School Garden Network School Garden Grown!, a program of the Maine School Garden Network, has been connecting Maine’s school gardens with local agricultural fairs around the state since 2016. To date, over 500 entries from school gardens have been viewed, judged and awarded ribbons

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2022 Common Ground Country Fair Poster Released

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) recently unveiled the 2022 Common Ground Country Fair poster at its annual membership meeting. The artwork for the fair’s promotional materials is selected from contest submissions each year and the winning design is highly anticipated. This year’s artwork by Morgan Cameron is titled “Raven with Blackberries.” A

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Food Justice is More than Growing Food and Feeding People

By Karen Washington Food justice is more than growing food and feeding people. Knowing this led me and others to question the food system and its policies. How in the greatest country in the world, where we grow enough food and waste enough food, is that food not getting down to the people who need

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Common Ground Country Fair Status Update

The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has announced that the organization will not move forward with an in-person Common Ground Country Fair this year. Executive Director Sarah Alexander said, “The ongoing pandemic, rising COVID-19 cases throughout Maine and valuable feedback from our community have led us to this point. We did not come to

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Common Ground Country Fair Planned As In-Person Event

The Common Ground Country Fair, the signature event of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in Unity, Maine, is moving forward as an in-person event this year. April Boucher, Common Ground Country Fair director, said, “After months of discussions, research and planning to determine if we can meet our primary goal of supporting

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