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.
Please join MOFGA in meeting this exciting challenge!
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Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine
PO Box 170
Unity, ME 04988
294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity, ME
The 2015 Fair Posters are Here!
This year's Fair poster is available for $10 (plus $4 postage). Order online or call the MOFGA office at 207-568-4142.
The 2015 Fair poster portrays a goat chewing on a green manure crop with a native pollinator in the background. The artist, Arika von Edler, has been working on organic farms in Maine for 10 years and is currently in San Francisco working on her master’s degree. Her art highlights land stewardship through cover cropping, rotational grazing of livestock and supporting native pollinators. These topics and more will be featured at this year’s Fair on September 25, 26 and 27.
February 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
Hosted by C.J. Walke, MOFGA's orchardist and librarian. 10 to 11 a.m. on WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
February 16-17 - Advanced Business Planning Workshop
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Led by Richard Wiswall, owner/operator of Cate Farm and author of "The Organic Farmer's Business Handbook." $75; $35 extra for another person from the farm. Includes lunch. Information and registration.
February 24 - Pesticide Applicator Training and Exam Workshop
Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center. There is no cost to attend this training, but you must RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend.
February 25 - An Introduction to Unity Food Hub
6 p.m., Waldo Organic Growers meeting and potluck at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center, Unity. The new project of Maine Farmland Trust hopes to move more local farm products to customers, presented by Matt Tremblay, general manager. FMI about this and other events of Waldo Organic Growers: Nan Cobbey, 338-1198.
February 27 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Augusta
Friday, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Information at www.vilesarboretum.org or call 207-626-7989. More information.
February 28 - School Garden Regional Gathering
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Morris Farm, Wiscasset. Please RSVP at Eventbrite. Learn about other Regional Gatherings near you at www.msgn.org.
February 28 - Organic Orcharding Series: Pruning Fruit Trees
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Instructor: C.J. Walke. $50 non-members; $35 members. Information and registration.
February 28 - Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair in Portland
Saturday, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St., Portland. Contact Ashley Bahlkow (207) 761-4769 (office); firstname.lastname@example.org. More information.
March 6 - MOFGA’s Common Ground radio show
10 to 11 a.m. on WERU, 89.9 and 99.9 FM and weru.org
March 7 - MOFGA’s Spring Growth Conference: Farming in the Face of Climate Change
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., MOFGA’s Common Ground Education Center, Unity. Keynote speaker John Aber and a panel of farmers focus on weather- and climate-related changes farmers are experiencing. Includes open discussion on strategies for farmers to deal with changing climate. Information and registration.
March 18 and 25 - Organic Farming: Principles and Practices
Two-part course designed to provide farmers with a strong background in soils, weeds and pest management, enabling them to make good management decisions. Lectures by Eric Sideman, MOFGA's organic crop specialist, and local farmers. Information and registration.
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