Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Fair News - Spring 2015

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Fair director April Boucher unveiled the 2015 Common Ground Country Fair poster, by Arika von Edler, at the Maine Agricultural Trades Show. English photo.

2015 Poster Unveiled!

A highlight at MOFGA’s annual meeting was the unveiling of the 2015 Common Ground Country Fair poster, which portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship though cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

Each year MOFGA invites Maine residents and MOFGA members (regardless of residence) to submit a design for our Common Ground Country Fair poster. The selected design is featured on the Fair poster, website, T-shirt and promotional literature. Plus, the artist is featured in this newspaper and in a press release about the poster contest and selected design. In addition to these benefits, the winning artist receives $1,000. For complete guidelines, including technical specifications, eligibility requirements and timeline, please visit the Poster link on the Fair page at or contact the MOFGA office at or 207-568-4142.