DARK Act - HR 1599
U.S. House of Representatives Seeks to Prohibit Labeling of GMOs
Maine's landmark legislation, An Act To Protect Maine Food Consumers' Right To Know about Genetically Engineered Food, could be eliminated if HR 1599 were to pass.
MOFGA's Public Policy Initiatives
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.
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Know Your Organic Producers!
Meet Barbara Boardman of White Duck Farm in Waldoboro. Barbara grows a variety of MOFGA-certified organic heirloom vegetables and fruits, including the raspberries shown here earlier this season. (Now the clamshell would be full!) Her products are offered at a number of local restaurants, at her farmstand on Duckpuddle Road, and at the Waldoboro and Westbrook farmers’ markets. Visit her website and her Facebook page to learn more. Please support MOFGA certified organic farmers and producers!
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August 1 - Maine Artisan Bread Fair
Saturday, Skowhegan State Fairgrounds. Over 60 vendors. Fair entry is free. Parking $2. Information.
August 4 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Farming with Horses
Tuesday, 5 p.m., Horsepower Farm, Penobscot. Details.
August 8 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Bud Grafting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., North Branch Farm, Monroe. Bud grafting is a great way to start your own fruit trees and many ornamentals. Join Seth Yentes and practice bud grafting in his nursery plot. $50 non-members; $45 Student/Apprentice; $35 members; Journeypersons free. Information and registration.
August 8 - Free Gardening Workshop for Children and Their Families
Regional School Unit (RSU) 1 L.O.C.A.L. Garden in Bath. Offered by Sagadahoc Chapter of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners with the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT). Space is limited so RSVP by email to: email@example.com. For more information, visit KELT at www.kennebecestuary.org or contact Sue West at firstname.lastname@example.org.
August 10 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Cut Flower Primer
Monday, 5 p.m., Broadturn Farm, Scarborough. Details.
August 12 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Farming with Carnivores
Wednesday, 5 p.m., Two Coves Farm, Harpswell. Details.
August 19 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Next Steps: From Apprentice to Farmer
Wednesday, 5 p.m., Tender Soles Farm, Richmond. Details.
August 25 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Preserving the Harvest – Hands-On Food Preservation
Tuesday, UMaine Cooperative Extension, Lisbon Falls. $10 fee. Details.
August 26 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Johnny's Selected Seeds Tour
Wednesday, 5 p.m., Johnny’s Research Farm, Albion. Details.
September 1 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Seed Saving and Crop Diversity
Tuesday, 5 p.m., Khadighar Farm, Industry. Details.
September 9 - Farm Training Project Workshop – Biodynamic Farming
Wednesday, 5 p.m., Hope's Edge Farm, Hope. Details.
September 25-27 - MOFGA’s Common Ground Country Fair
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. The Fair is MOFGA's premier event celebrating rural living. Three full days of educational talks and demonstrations, entertainment, delicious Maine-grown organic food and products from local artisans. To volunteer, contact email@example.com.
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