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Spring Growth Conference:
Farming in the Face of Climate Change
Saturday, March 7, 2015 (snow date March 8)
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Common Ground Education Center, Unity


On-farm nutrient cycling is a key way that farms can build resilience in the face of climate change. At this year's Spring Growth Conference, co-sponsored by MOFGA, Unity College and The Resilience Hub, participants will hear about historical trends impacting Maine's weather patterns and the theoretical opportunities for closing the nutrient loop. The keynote speaker is John Aber from the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of New Hampshire. MOFGA's organic crop specialist, Eric Sideman, will facilitate a farmer panel discussion of practices on the farm. Details and registration.

 

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
Eat well, get well
Kennebec Journal - 12/27/2008.
Milton Huntington ordered a lobster roll for lunch. It's not unusual to find lobster rolls – the state's signature seafood – on restaurant menus in Maine. But in a hospital? MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta is now providing room service and a wide variety of menu items, just like in a restaurant or fine hotel.
Spreading some peace on earth: Montville woman ties business, activism
Bangor Daily News - 12/27/2008.
Cathy Roberts would like to spread peace throughout the world on a spatula of blueberry preserves. The mother of three boys is the owner of Pieceworks Inc., a company with six employees that provides contract manufacturing services for other businesses. She also uses her business skills to foster peace in the world and collaboration among businesses.
A food agenda for Obama: Now's the time to reinvent America's farm and food policies
Christian Science Monitor - 12/26/2008.
By Christopher D. Cook – San Francisco: Within hours of former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack's nomination last week as Agriculture secretary, websites were humming with well-documented critiques of his affinity for genetically engineered crops, agribusiness giant Monsanto, heavily polluting factory farms, and other Big Farm interests.
20 anti-aging herbs and spices to add to your diet now
Alternet - 12/25/2008.
By Dr. Eric Braverman, Huffington Post – The typical American diet – high in simple carbs and low in herbs and spices – is aging us. Among other things, the holidays are a time of national dysnutrition: the disease of excess.
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Upcoming MOFGA Events

March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show

March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change

March 12 - Growing Tomatoes in a High Tunnel

March 14 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Pruning

March 14 - Growing Issues: Urban Agriculture

March 18 - Hancock County Grower Meeting

March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices

March 21 - 21st Annual Rural Living Day

March 21 - MOFGA’s Organic Orcharding Workshop: Renovating Old Trees

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

March 27 - Lincoln/Knox County Grower Meeting


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