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Sales of our beautiful 2014 Heritage Orchard Calendar will help support MOFGA and the orchard. Full-color photos of apples originating in Maine were taken by widely acclaimed Portland photographer Russell French and include Black Oxford, Gray Pearmain and others. $15. Available at MOFGA's Country Store.

  

  

Governor LePage Signs Maine's GMO Labeling Bill!

Thanks so much to everyone who worked so hard to help Maine become the second state in the country to require labeling of GMO foods!

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Phone: 207-568-4142
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MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop Level I
Sunday, May 4

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
362 Flat Rd., West Bethel.
$50/members, $60/non-members


Whether you are an aspiring logger, woodlot manager or occasional chainsaw user, this course is invaluable. The chainsaw is an amazingly powerful tool, but without proper training and knowledge it can be a very dangerous tool. Work with our highly skilled instructors for the day and learn to use your chainsaw safely. Participants should bring their protective equipment and a lunch. Water is available. Registration.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Maine Towns Restrict Lawn Chemicals
Maine Public Broadcasting - 7/30/2010.
Ogunquit is among the growing number of Maine towns that are restricting the use of lawn chemicals from municipal property because of environmental and public health concerns. About two dozen other communities have adopted some form of pesticide limits, including Brunswick, Castine and Harpswell.
CDC finds 212 chemicals in human blood
Environment & Energy Publishing - 7/30/2010.
by Gayathri Vaidyanathan, E&E reporter. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found 212 environmental chemicals in the blood, serum and urine of humans, 75 of which have never been tested for or found before in Americans.
The mighty rise of the food revolution
Alternet - 7/29/2010.
By Michael Pollan – It might sound odd to say this about something people deal with at least three times a day, but food in America has been more or less invisible, politically speaking, until very recently.
Online food co-ops like Nebraska’s create innovate virtual farmers market
Grist - 7/29/2010.
By Steph Larsen – Right now, I'm facing a problem shared by scores of farmers – beginning and experienced – across the country. I have four lambs that have been raised entirely on grass, and I know there are customers eager to buy them. I just don't know who they are.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 19 - Maine Heritage Orchard Workday at MOFGA (postponed from April 12)

April 23 - MOFGA's Seasonal Cooking Class with Chef Frank Giglio

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

May 4 - MOFGA's Chainsaw Safety Workshop


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