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Growing Issues – Join the Discussion!

The Portland Museum of Art is once again partnering with MOFGA for a series of events about growing programs and issues in our communities. All events take place in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium and are free for PMA and MOFGA members ($10 for the general public).

March 26
The Hidden World of Bees & Pollination
6:30 p.m.

Hear Christy Hemenway from Gold Star Bees, Heather Spalding, MOFGA Deputy Director, and Fedco Seeds founder, C.R. Lawn, talk about our pollinators and the national and local issues that concern them and our food supply. Maine honey and mead tasting to follow.

April 4
Inside the Portland Food Co-op
11:00 a.m.

Food co-ops are nationally on the rise. Learn why these organizations are so integral to a sustainable community and about the Portland Food Co-op’s unique mission to serve the community.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Once-stable food prices jump
Maine Sunday Telegram - 5/29/2011.
By Beth Quimby – Freeport: Jody Bennett said about the only food she buys at a supermarket these days is coffee. The Freeport resident is raising her own beef and growing her own vegetables, instead of purchasing such items in the store.
Cost hampers soup kitchens’ ability to feed clients
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2011.
By Scott Monroe – Palmyra: They opened lunch at the soup kitchen with prayer. In front of a dozen people on Tuesday, pastor Herb Pearl read a Bible verse about loving your neighbor as yourself.
Lincoln officials to revisit regulations on animal ownership
Bangor Daily News - 5/28/2011.
By Nick Sambides Jr. – Lincoln: Chickens. Ruth Birtz, the town code enforcement supervisor, has had to tell about 15 people, mostly downtown residents, that they cannot keep chickens on their properties due to a town planning regulation that allows only one nonpet animal per every 2 acres of property.
Mushroom certification good for business
Kennebec Journal - 5/27/2011.
Letter by David Spahr – George Smith ("Maine has a mushrooming problem at the State House," May 11) has facts and the issues wrong. I am a member of the task force on mushroom certification and the Maine Mycological Association. Smith incorrectly stated all foragers need certification; only foragers selling to restaurants and other venues that sell to the public would need certification.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 26 - Growing Issues: The Hidden World of Bees and Pollination

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting

April 8 - Grow Your Own Organic Garden Classes

April 11 - MOFGA's Organic Orcharding Workshop: Grafting Fruit Trees

April 11 - "Cultivating Our Community 2015: Healthy Soil Matters!"

April 14 - Volunteer Kitchen Work Day at MOFGA

April 19 - Help Plant 75 Historic Apple and Pear Trees


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