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Hayday: A Field & Forest Day at MOFGA

More than just hay! Hayday: A Field & Forest Day at MOFGA comes to Unity, Maine, on July 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event will feature hands-on activities related to the field and forest. Attendees are invited to enjoy a summer day on MOFGA’s campus: Stroll through the gardens, visit the

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MOFGA’s Summer Reading List

Looking for summer reads? We’ve taken a look back at the books reviewed for The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener so far in 2022 and pulled out a handful of our favorites. For the full reviews, as well as other books we’ve enjoyed, visit our blog. “Advocating for the Environment: How to Gather Your Power and

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Call for “Common Ground” Stories

Share your “Common Ground” story! Do you have a memorable moment at the Common Ground Country Fair? Maybe you won a blue ribbon at the Exhibition Hall or learned a new skill? Or perhaps you want to share about the sense of community that the Fair embodies? We’re gathering stories about “Common Ground” for inclusion in

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Bread & Brews: A Celebration of Maine-Grown Grain!

Bread & Brews, a celebration of local grain, will be hosted in partnership with the Maine Grain Alliance on June 25 in Unity, Maine. The event will highlight the people and businesses who use Maine-grown grains — while inviting participants to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Workshops and demonstrations are scheduled throughout the afternoon,

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Volunteer Registration Open for the 2022 Common Ground Country Fair 

Volunteer registration for the 2022 Common Ground Country Fair is open! You can sign up now for volunteer shifts before, during and after the Fair to help support this great event. Individuals, families and groups are all welcome.  Individuals can register for shifts via our website at Whether you have a favorite shift you

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Join the Common Ground Country Fair Planning Team

MOFGA would love to have you join us as we plan the Common Ground Country Fair. Every facet of the Fair is driven by volunteers who give their time and energy to this annual celebration of rural living, from scheduling talks and reviewing applications to managing parking lots and more! Our area coordinators come from

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Daytripping: Farms and Gardens to Visit This Summer

At farm and garden tours this summer, learn about seed saving, organic vegetable gardening, chicken breeding, growing fruit trees organically, sourdough bread baking, food lawns and much more. For more farms to visit this summer, please check the event calendar on MOFGA’s website, where you’ll find Farmer to Farmer in the Field events, Gather &

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Summer Issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener

The 2022 summer issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, MOFGA’s quarterly newspaper, is now available. In it, you’ll find tips for the farm, garden and homestead. Topics include summer crops for fall harvests, growing carrots, DIY wire weeders and a vertical garden design, and recipes celebrating butter. You can also explore articles on

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Wins and Losses for the Next Generation

By Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director Before summarizing the thrilling victories and the agonizing defeats of the short session of Maine’s 130th Legislature, I want to congratulate the Skowhegan High School boys and girls wrestling teams. Both teams won Class A State Championship matches and, for that, were invited to the gallery of Maine’s House

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