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The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!

This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.

The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship through cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Latest climate change battle may center on food pyramid
Los Angeles Times - 1/18/2015.
By Evan Hapler - The political clash over climate change has entered new territory that does not involve a massive oil pipeline or a subsidy for renewable energy, but a quaint federal chart that tries to nudge Americans toward a healthy diet.
Five Questions with U.S. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree
The Daily Meal - 1/18/2015.
Food Tank, in partnership with The George Washington University, is hosting the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit in Washington D.C. on January 21-22, 2015. Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will be speaking there.
Drug companies to blame for antibiotic resistance, says pharmaceutical boss
The Telegraph (U.K.) - 1/18/2015.
By Sarah Knapton - Although doctors are usually criticised for over-prescribing antibiotics, Karl Rottier the president of Dutch-based DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals blames drug makers.
Keep off the grass: Research confirms that highly manicured lawns produce more greenhouse gases than they soak up
The Independent - 1/18/2015.
By Ian Johnston - A well-kept lawn has a special place in the hearts of many a house-proud gardener. It has been described as Britain’s “greatest contribution to the visual culture of Europe”, while in the French comic book Astérix in Britain, the Romans are prevented from chasing after the heroes by a Briton armed with a spear who is furious they are ruining his highly manicured turf despite a Keep Off the Grass sign.
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February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop

February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop

February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub

February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta

February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering

February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees

February 28 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Portland

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