Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association

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MOFGA Volunteer Paul Schlein

June 1, 2018 – Paul Schlein says he’s never been a joiner, but during his eight years as the public information officer for the Maine Board of Pesticides Control (BPC), he came to admire and respect the work that MOFGA does – attending and commenting at every BPC meeting as well as during rulemaking for bills concerning pesticides. So he joined MOFGA and its Public Policy Committee. Since then he has worked on public policy teach-ins at the Common Ground Country Fair along with other activities of that committee.

Welcoming MOFGA’s New Orchard Coordinator

June 1, 2018

By John Bunker

It may have been on a family trip to see the giant sequoias out in California. Or it may have been the seedling apple tree her grandfather gave them to plant in the narrow strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street of their suburban home. It could have been the Bradford pear in the backyard – the tree she helped dig up and transplant because it was in the way of the slide. It almost certainly had a lot to do with having a passionate gardener for a mom. Most likely it was a combination of all these things and more. Laura Sieger got hooked on plants at an early age.

Congratulations to …

March 1, 2018

We congratulate Wood Prairie Family Farm in Aroostook County, Maine, and Johnny's Selected Seeds in Albion, Maine

MOFGA Volunteer Sari Lindauer

March 2018 – Empowering children to take charge of their own educational experience seems to be the overarching theme of Sari Lindauer's professional life. From her work teaching science at the Breakwater School in Portland to her co-coordinating the Youth Enterprise Zone (YEZ) at the Common Ground Country Fair, Lindauer is constantly looking for ways to help kids experience the joys of being "makers."