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Support MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

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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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
How to Feed the World by 2050: Biotech Isn't the Answer
The Atlantic - 3/21/2011.
We don't need to grow more food. Instead, we need to know the world's future population - and what these people will be eating.
Maine farmers lobby for white potato
Kennebec Journal - 3/20/2011.
By Jonathan Riskind <jriskind@mainetoday.com>. MaineToday Media, Washington Bureau Chief. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is ignoring the Maine white potato's nutritional qualities, says U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who is helping lead a lobbying effort to preserve the good name and federal standing of a vegetable that proponents say is much more than just another starch.
Our View: Legislature should tweak, not gut, chemical law
Portland Press Herald - 3/20/2011.
Editorial: A political environment created by Gov. LePage is as toxic as some regulated substances.
Towns exempt small farms from limits on selling food
Associated Press - 3/19/2011.
At town meetings this month, residents in the Hancock County towns of Sedgwick and Penobscot passed ordinances that supporters say will help small-scale farming and food processing operations. A state legislator is proposing a law that would give similar exemptions.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

April 20 - MOFGA Orcharding Workshop: Orcharding 101

April 23 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Class in Gray

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

April 26 - Empty Bowl Supper Fundraiser

April 30 - Waldo Organic Growers Program: Bats

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