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PO Box 170
Unity, ME  04988
Phone: 207-568-4142
Fax: 207-568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org

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294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME


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2015 Earth Day
Work Day at MOFGA

Saturday, April 18, 2015
MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

Celebrate Earth Day with MOFGA! We'll be preparing our grounds for the upcoming growing season, and would love to have you join us. We'll have lunch and T-shirts for all our volunteers. For more information, or to RSVP, please email Anna at alibby@mofga.org or (207) 568-4142.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
For the gardener in winter – buy bonds
Maine Sunday Telegram - 1/18/2009.
Buy now, save later is the rule for many garden centers, farm stands and seed catalogs. The idea of bringing in some money during the winter when business is slow is not new for the companies, but with the economy struggling more customers are looking for bargains and more companies are trying to do something.
Finding out where your food’s from: the food map
WorldChanging - 1/16/2009.
For those of us participating in the global economy, going to the grocery store is an international experience – mangoes from Chile, a box of macaroni and cheese from Wisconsin, cocoa beans from Africa.
Food security and global warming: Monsanto versus organic
Grist - 1/16/2009.
Organic farming beats genetically engineered corn as response to rising global temperatures.
White House victory garden wins contest
Portland Press Herald - 1/16/2009.
Roger Doiron of Scarborough has won the www.ondayone.org contest designed to give ideas to President-elect Obama, topping a proposal to create a Department of Peace by a more than two-to-one margin.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April: various dates - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 16 - Kitchen Licensing Workshop

April 18 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Orcharding 101

April 18 - 2015 Earth Day Work Day at MOFGA

April 18 - Empty Bowl Supper to benefit MOFGA's El Salvador Sistering Committee

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees

May 1 - Low Impact Forestry 101 Field Day

June 13 - Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA


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