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Edie Johnston

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Edie Johnston of Eldertide/Maine Medicinals in Dresden. Johnston's company raises MOFGA certified organic elderberry, astragalus, echinacea and other medicinal plants and processes them into such products as Antho Immune Tincture, Chaga Tincture, Relax & Restore Syrup, and more. These products are sold through natural food stores, specialty shops, distributors, Whole Foods and at the Common Ground Country Fair. Learn more at www.mainemedicinals.com/ and on Facebook.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
“Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery
Bangor Daily News - 5/31/2012.
‘Café des Artistes’ – The exhibit “Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens Friday June 1 with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast, featuring works by Maine artist Ed Nadeau and an interactive installation by Vincent Abaldo.
OSGATA hires new general manager
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - 5/31/2012.
Washington, Maine: The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association has hired Holli Cederholm as their general manager in charge of technical assistance, organizational development and communications. She joins with experience as an organic farmer, seed grower, seed company professional and freelance writer.
Local activist mothers protest weak standards for chemicals
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2012.
By Michael Shepherd – A group of Maine mothers and activists took a bus to Washington, D.C., last week to join demonstrations urging tougher federal standards on commercial chemicals. Maine had the largest delegation there out of 31 delegations from states, “and probably the loudest,” said Ginger Jordan-Hillier, of Monmouth. “We had the best signs, too.”
On ‘Dust-Bowlification’ and the grave threat it poses to food security
Climate Progress - 5/28/2012.
By Joe Romm – I do not believe that most Americans – and that includes most policymakers and the media – understand the convergence of the recent scientific literature on the extreme threat posed directly to this country of Dust-Bowlification.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

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

November 7 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

November 8-9 - Maine Harvest Festival

November 13 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 13 - Film "Hanna Ranch" shown by MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art

November 15 - Farm Cooperative Design Day

November 15 - Sagadahoc MOFGA Presents Discussion and Tasting of Lacto-fermented Vegetables

November 20 - Pollinator Health and Safety Conference

November 20 - Introduction to Low-Impact Forestry

November 20 - Negotiation and Conflict Management Skills Workshop

November 21-22 - Chainsaw Safety Course

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