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An image from From Huey Coleman's film, "Maine Heritage Orchard," showing orchard director John Bunker. The film will be presented throughout Maine this winter and spring.

Prize-winning Maine filmmaker Huey Coleman's "Maine Heritage Orchard" film will be shown during the 2016 Maine Short Film Festival, sponsored by the Maine Film & Video Association.

Huey was at the first planting day of MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard in 2013, when volunteers planted 102 heirloom apple trees on a reclaimed sand and gravel pit in Unity, Maine. He continued documenting the project for the next year and a half.

Huey's video will be shown at these locations:

December 11, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – Strand Theater, Rockland
January 7, 7:30 p.m. – Space Gallery, Portland
January 14, 7 p.m. – Gracie Theatre, Bangor
January 28, time TBA – Frontier Café, Brunswick
March 10, time TBA – Reel Pizza, Bar Harbor
March 24, 7 p.m. – Stonington Opera House, Stonington
April 7, 7 p.m. – The Alamo, Bucksport
April 14, 7 p.m. – Denmark Arts Center, Denmark
April 21, 7 p.m. – Schoodic Arts for All, Winter Harbor
April 28, 7 p.m. – Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville

The video is also posted at www.youtube.com/user/MaineOrganicFarmers (click on the video titled, "Maine Heritage Orchard").

Read more about MOFGA's Maine Heritage Orchard

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By Kelly McCartney – When looking through the lens of collaborative consumption or the mesh, it's easy to see how many of our needs can be met through sharing with others to some lesser or greater degree. Surveying this communally inclined world, we find that our homes, cars, jobs, time, and more can easily be shared. Land is another asset that can and should be shared.
Give Maine people more control over chemicals
Kennebec Journal - 6/27/2011.
Letter to the Editor – There is a definite relation between toxic chemicals and the rise of serious health problems such as cancer and infertility in Maine. The proposed Safe Chemicals Act of 2011 would immediately help prevent chemical-induced health issues by banning harmful chemicals and requiring manufacturers to list basic safety information on their products.
Community garden, locally grown produce taking root in Fort Kent
Bangor Daily News - 6/27/2011.
By Julia Bayly – Fort Kent: An area farm family and some gardeners have teamed up to create a food sustainability education campaign “Local Foods for Healthy Tables” and it’s in full swing at the Carroll Theriault farm where a new community garden is springing up next to a successful new commercial operation.
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