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Maine Heritage Orchard Crew Co-Authors Report on Apple Identity

“What’s in a name? The importance of identity in heirloom apple tree preservation” is a brief report detailing the latest conversations around DNA analysis of fruit trees and how DNA will tie into the preservation of heritage fruit. It’s a great read for fruit explorers, apple lovers and orchardists alike.  Some familiar names you might

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Registration Open for the Common Ground Country Fair 5K Footrace

The Common Ground Country Fair invites one and all to enjoy some early morning exercise, wonderful camaraderie and the best Fair experience around. Race begins at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2022. Registration includes Fair admission. The first 60 entrants receive an organic cotton Common Ground Country Fair T-shirt. Register online or the day of the

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Common Ground Country Fair Tickets are Now on Sale!

Tickets are on sale now for the 46th annual Common Ground Country Fair! After two years of virtual fairs, this year the Fair will be in person at MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center in Unity, Maine. The Fair will take place on September 23, 24 and 25, 2022.  MOFGA’s annual celebration of rural living will

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Maine Apple Camp is Back!

After a short hiatus due to the pandemic, Maine Apple Camp is back this year!  We’d love to see you on August 19-21 at Pilgrim Lodge in West Gardiner — a gorgeous camp on Cobbosseecontee Lake with comfy cabins, tall pines, and lots of space for gathering and learning about apples and pears, whether it’s

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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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