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2015 Fair Poster


Common Ground
Country Fair

Presented by the
Maine Organic Farmers
and Gardeners Association

September 25, 26 & 27, 2015
Unity, Maine

Thank you to all who
attended the Fair!

Consider helping the post-Fair cleanup crew. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Anna Libby for information.

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
New farm run-off rules could be too costly for some Vermont farmers to remain in business
Institute for Rural Journalism & Community Issues - 9/22/2015.
New rules aimed at reducing farm phosphorous runoff in Vermont could prove to be too costly for some farmers to remain in business, Lisa Rathke reports for The Associated Press.
“In Search of the Oldest Apples in Maine” with John Bunker
Penobscot Bay Pilot - 9/22/2015.
On Tuesday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Belfast Free Library, apple expert John Bunker will share the history of apples in Maine, his adventures tracking down, identifying and preserving rare historic varieties, the renaissance of the hard cider industry, and an update on MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard in Unity, which he founded.
With New Ban on Cultivation, Northern Ireland Joins EU's Anti-GMO Ranks
Common Dreams - 9/22/2015.
By Deirdre Fulton - Yet another European nation has banned genetically modified (GM or GMO) crops, with Northern Ireland's Minister for the Environment Mark Durkan declaring Monday: "I remain unconvinced of the advantages of GM crops and I consider it prudent to prohibit their cultivation here for the foreseeable future."
Feeding Farms with Supermarket Food Waste
Civil Eats - 9/21/2015.
By Kristine Wong - This California company is diverting millions of pounds of wasted food away from landfills and onto farms without time-consuming composting methods.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

September 25-27 - Thank you to all who attended the Common Ground Country Fair!

October 9-12 - Four-day Timber Frame Workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

October 10-12 - Nose to Tail Pork Processing, Unity

October 18 - Great Maine Apple Day

October 19 - "Women Owning Woodlands" workshop at Hidden Valley Nature Center

November 6-8 - MOFGA's 2015 Farmer to Farmer Conference

November 19-22 - Low Impact Forestry Workshops

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