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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Thousands attend Common Ground Country Fair in Unity
Bangor Daily News - 9/21/2014.
By Ashley Conti - Unity, Maine: Thousands of people flocked to Unity to enjoy the 38th annual Common Ground Country Fair on Saturday. The celebration of Maine’s agricultural traditions brought many to the 50-acre fair, where they could enjoy a farmer’s market, local shop and food vendors, live music, sheepdog demonstrations, and hear many talks on various agricultural topics.
USDA's Greenlighting of 'Agent Orange' Crops Sparks Condemnation
Common Dreams - 9/18/2014.
By Andrea Germanos - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's decision this week to approve two new genetically engineered crops is being denounced by watchdog groups as a false solution to herbicide-resistant weeds and a move that threatens human and environment safety alike.
MOFGA's 38th Common Ground Country Fair
MOFGA Announcements - 9/17/2014.
On September 19, 20 & 21, the Common Ground Country Fair will take place once again at the home of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) in Unity, Maine. Some 60,000 people take part in this event, which celebrates rural and sustainable living in Maine. The Fair is unique because there are no midway carnivals, fast food or games of chance. What it does offer is pure fun and entertainment in an educational context.
Vegetarian Kitchen: For vegetarians, Common Ground is the fairest of them all
Portland Press Herald - 9/17/2014.
By Avery Yale Kamila - Fair season is in full swing, and for vegetarians there is no contest when it comes to the agricultural event with the largest selection of meat-free options. The Common Ground Country Fair wins the blue ribbon for consistent veg-friendliness year after year. Hosted by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, the annual event begins Friday and runs through Sunday in Unity.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

September 27 - Beyond Hunger: Communities of Change

October 3 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

October 5 - Herb Blending Day

October 11 to 13 - MOFGA's Nose To Tail Pork Processing Workshop

October 14 - Mainstreaming Local Food To Institutions

October 25 - Great Maine Apple Day

November 1-3 - MOFGA’s Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 21 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

November 21-23 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops


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