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MOFGA and Portland Museum of Art Host Showing of “Hanna Ranch”
Thursday, November 13
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Portland Museum of Art
7 Congress Square, Portland


The Portland Museum of Art and MOFGA are collaborating again this fall to bring you the film "Hanna Ranch." This feature documentary is about visionary cattleman Kirk Hanna and his personal struggle to protect a once-prominent way of life in Colorado. Born into life on the family ranch, Hanna became a leader in the environmental ranching movement that set out to protect the West from the relentless encroachment of development and misuse. The film will be followed by a Q & A with Karl Kister, one of the executive producers of the film, and a lively panel discussion.
Film details. MOFGA and PMA members are FREE, regular admission is $8. Members can pre-register on-line and use the discount code "MOFGA" at check-out.


Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Can Organic Agriculture Reverse Climate Change?
EcoWatch - 10/14/2014.
By Coach Mark Smallwood - Over the last 14 days, I have been on a walk. A walk that, I hope, will change the way that we look a climate change and think about how we can reverse this disastrous phenomenon.
13 vegetarian recipes to celebrate winter squash
Treehugger - 10/14/2014.
By Margaret Badore - Here in New York, the stalls of the farmers markets are filling up with a colorful array of winter squash. They come in many shapes an sizes, so it’s no surprise that squash recipes are as diverse as they are delicious. Here’s a sample of some of our favorites.
High Mowing Organic Seeds Offers Nation's First Full Line of Non-GMO Project Verified Seeds
High Mowing Seeds - 10/14/2014.
High Mowing Organic Seed Company now offers the first full line of certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified seeds for farmers and gardeners.
Broccoli Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms
WebMD - 10/13/2014.
By Amy Norton - A small, short-term study of boys and young men with autism found that many who took a capsule containing sulforaphane (a chemical that occurs naturally in broccoli) showed less irritability, repetitive behaviors and hyperactivity and better communication by the fourth week of the trial, compared with those taking a placebo.
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