The Partridge Challenge
In January the Partridge Foundation awarded $1.0 million to establish an endowment to support MOFGA’s New Farmer Programs. It also pledged an additional $1.0 million if MOFGA can raise a similar amount before 2016. Read more.
Please join MOFGA in meeting this exciting challenge!
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MOFGA's Public Policy Initiatives
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Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME
New tests find bee-killing pesticides in 51% of bee-friendly plants from garden centers across U.S. and Canada
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) recently took part in a national research project showing that many bee-friendly home garden plants sold at Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart have been pre-treated with pesticides that harm and kill bees. Friends of the Earth U.S., the Pesticide Research Institute and SumOfUs coordinated the study and collaborated with MOFGA and dozens of other groups that conducted pesticide sampling across the United States and Canada.
August 1 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
Friday, 10 to 11 a.m., WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
August 3 - Scatterseed Project Tour
2 p.m., rain or shine. Khadighar, Industry, Maine.
August 4 - MOFGA Volunteer Workday: Putting Food By
Join us in MOFGA's kitchen on Monday, August 4th from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MOFGA's own Cheryl Wixson will teach us the art of canning as we work to preserve the harvest. There will be lunch and T-shirts for all our volunteers. Please contact Anna Libby at email@example.com or 568-4142 with any questions or to RSVP.
August 9 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting with Seth Yentes
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Branch Farm, Monroe. Details.
August 13 - Conservation Farm Tour, Aroostook County
Wednesday, 4 p.m., Good Dirt Garlic, 518 Fletcher Rd., Monticello, Maine. Learn about the diverse benefits of cover cropping sequences during this informal farm tour and discussion. The tour is free, but please RSVP to Katy Green at MOFGA if you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org or 568-4142.
August 14 - The Art of Giving Gala to Benefit MOFGA
Thursday, 5:30-9:00 p.m., Portland Company Complex. In honor of its 60th anniversary, Down East magazine is partnering with six Maine artists to raise money for Maine organizations. Artist William Wegman is joining Down East's Art of Giving Gala to help raise money for his organization of choice: MOFGA! More about William Wegman and his work. Meet the artists, win art, and enjoy Maine foods and music! More information.
September 6 - Seed Saving Workshop with Will Bonsall
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Deer Isle Hostel, Deer Isle, Maine. $40 (lunch included). Early registration recommended. Sponsored by MOFGA. Details.
September 6 - Seed Saving 101 & The Scattered Seed Project
Saturday, 4 p.m., Blue Hill Library (Howard Room), Blue Hill. Free. Presented by Deer Isle Hostel; co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library and MOFGA. Information.
September - 19, 20 and 21 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity, Maine.
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